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.
Texas Plans To Gradually Increase STAAR Passing StandardsTexas is finally phasing in higher standards to pass its standardized tests — but will do so more gradually then initially planned.
STAAR Results Show Graduation OutlookTest results show that nearly 10 percent of all Texas high school seniors are not on track to graduate this year, the Texas Education Agency reported on Thursday.
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.
Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results 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.
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.
Upset Irving Mom Pulls Child From STAAR ExamMany 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.
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.
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.
FWISD Making Changes To Boost Low STAAR Test ResultsFort Worth's school district knew when it scored low marks on a crucial statewide academic test it would have to rush to make improvements.