The Texas Senate isn’t going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.
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.
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.
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.
Ninth-graders who failed Texas’ new, tougher standardized tests the first time fared far better during retakes.
The Texas Education Agency says the state could violate federal rules if lawmakers pulled funding for standardized testing.
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.
One of the state’s most influential business organizations is backing a flexible high school graduation plan it says will better prepare students for college and the workforce of tomorrow.
A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.
Texas education officials said that thousands of students retaking the standardized STAAR test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch.
More than half of Texas ninth graders who last spring failed one or more of the state’s new standardized tests skipped their chance to retest over the summer.
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.
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