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Senators Vying For Higher Posts Spar In Hearing

A Senate panel’s discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for high schools felt like a political debate.

04/14/2014

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Upset Irving Mom Pulls Child From STAAR Exam

Many parents are frustrated by the state-mandated STAAR test, and at least one mother in Irving is removing her child from classes to keep her daughter from taking the exam.

04/01/2014

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Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAAR

As 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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2014

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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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/11/2013

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District Implements “Summer Intervention” Classes Due To Low Test Scores

Thousands of North Texas students will spend the summer in the classroom, after they flunked state tests.

CBS 11–06/10/2013

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Debate On Graduation Requirements Delayed By Senate

The Texas Senate isn’t going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.

03/27/2013

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FWISD Making Changes To Boost Low STAAR Test Results

Fort Worth’s school district knew when it scored low marks on a crucial statewide academic test it would have to rush to make improvements.

CBS 11–03/18/2013

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Most STAAR Exams To Go Public In August

Parents will get a look at the much-maligned state standardized tests their kids are taking sooner than expected, when the STAAR exams are released to the public in August.

03/12/2013

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STAAR ‘15 Percent’ Bill Sent To Full Senate

The Education Committee has referred to the full Texas Senate a measure allowing local school districts to decide how much they want STAAR exam results to count.

01/31/2013

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STAAR 9th Grade Passing Rates Rise After Retests

Ninth-graders who failed Texas’ new, tougher standardized tests the first time fared far better during retakes.

01/29/2013

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House Plan Defunding STAAR May Break Federal Rules

The Texas Education Agency says the state could violate federal rules if lawmakers pulled funding for standardized testing.

01/15/2013

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Business Group Pushes Changes To STAAR Tests

A top business group called Wednesday for easing Texas’ tough new high school graduation standards amid widespread outcry over the set of standardized tests known as STAAR.

12/12/2012

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