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.
New Ratings Coming From Texas Education AgencyThe Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.
Concern Or Praise For STAAR Passing Rates Results?Results from end of course standardized tests show Texas students faring best in the areas of math and science, but falling considerably short in English and on the writing exam.
District Implements "Summer Intervention" Classes Due To Low Test ScoresThousands of North Texas students will spend the summer in the classroom, after they flunked state tests.
Debate On Graduation Requirements Delayed By SenateThe Texas Senate isn't going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.
Perry Endorses Efforts To Reevaluate STAAR ExamsGov. Rick Perry says he supports taking a hard look at the 15 standardized tests Texas high school students are currently required to take for graduation.