STAAR Test

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Ed Comm. Defers Test As Part Of Student’s Grades

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has deferred the requirement for schools to count new end-of-course examines as 15 percent of a student’s grade this school year.

11/30/2012

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Leaders Fight To Keep STAAR System Intact

With an estimated 42-percent of new Texas community college students needing remediation, state business leaders are renewing their defense to keep the STAAR accountability system intact.

CBSDFW.COM–11/01/2012

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Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance Lagging

Texas students overall just aren’t “getting it” in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state’s policy on student achievement.

CBSDFW.COM–10/29/2012

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Business Leaders Continue STAAR Testing Support

Hundreds of school districts across the state have been complaining about the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, but some business leaders continue to defend it.

KRLD–06/28/2012

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New STAAR Test Results Called ‘Sobering’

If the final standards were already in place, more than half the Texas high school students taking the new, more rigorous end-of-course standardized tests would have failed them.

06/08/2012

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All But 42 School Districts Delay STAAR Grade Rule

Some 1,119 school districts across Texas will delay for a year a requirement that the results of the STAAR test count toward ninth graders’ final grades.

05/02/2012

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School Administrators Concerned With New STAAR Testing

There’s some concern by school administrators over the new STAAR tests that will be replacing the TAKS test this year. School officials worry with so many standardized exams much of students class time will be taken up with testing.

07/05/2011

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