Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M, Demands $15M In UpgradesTexas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million — and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards — after computer glitches caused problems last academic year.
State Cancels June STAAR Tests And Retests For Grades 5-8Education Commissioner Mike Morath said those students who didn't perform satisfactorily on the March and May 2016 will not have to retake the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
Texas Parents Ask Judge To Block STAAR ScoresA group of Texas parents want a judge to scrap results from a statewide standardized test that is under new scrutiny after a computer glitch this spring lost thousands of student answers.
Makeup STAAR Results Coming Too Late For GraduationA Granbury High School Senior and her family says delayed STAAR test scores may keep her from graduating with the rest of her class.
Denton ISD Teacher Makes Parody Video For Upcoming STAAR TestDenton Independent School District teacher Kelly Hauser is at it again. The sixth grade teacher has just released her latest video creation, "Test Shop."
STAAR Tests To Get Less Time-Consuming In Grades 3 To 8State-mandated exams are getting shorter for Texas students in grades 3 to 8. The Legislature this session approved a requirement that STAAR tests be less time-consuming for young students.
Group Ranks 1,700 North Texas Public SchoolsNon-profit group, "Children At Risk" ranks North Texas high, middle and elementary schools in nine counties. Find your child's school here.
Denton Teacher Remakes Uptown Funk As STAAR Test MotivationDenton ISD reading teacher Kelli Hauser took a unique approach to get her students ready for this year's STAAR Test.
Texas H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.
Static Texas Scores Put Focus On Teacher TrainingTexas education officials say they will update training for some teachers and work with educators to determine why standardized test scores are not improving.
Texas Superintendent Slams Standardized TestsA Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.
Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAARAs thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.