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.
Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam.
A Senate panel’s discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for high schools felt like a political debate.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of North Texas students will spend the summer in the classroom, after they flunked state tests.
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.