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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

Students work at their desks in front of the empty desk. (credit: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Promotes New School Accountability Plan

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.

12/12/2012

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

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.

12/10/2012

A third-grade student works on a paper. (credit: Getty Images/Larry W. Smith)

Computer Glitch Delays Some STAAR Retesting

Texas education officials said that thousands of students retaking the standardized STAAR test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch.

12/04/2012

Students take a test in a classroom. (credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Many 9th Graders Skipped STAAR Retests

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.

12/03/2012

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Ed Comm. Defers Test As Part Of Student’s Grades

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.

11/30/2012

Students take a test in a classroom. (credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Williams Speaks After Perry’s STAAR Remarks

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams speaks a day after Gov. Rick Perry urged him to again delay requiring high school students to have standardized test scores factored into their final grades.

11/30/2012

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State Bilingual Education Needs Skyrocketed

Texas has seen a significant increase in the number of its public-school students considered English-language learners but is cutting funding to bilingual programs vital to ensuring they succeed, an expert told the state’s sweeping school finance trial Tuesday.

11/14/2012

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Leaders Fight To Keep STAAR System Intact

With an estimated 42-percent of new Texas community college students needing remediation, state business leaders are renewing their defense to keep the STAAR accountability system intact.

CBSDFW.COM–11/01/2012

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Business Leaders Continue STAAR Testing Support

Hundreds of school districts across the state have been complaining about the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, but some business leaders continue to defend it.

KRLD–06/28/2012

A third-grade student works on a paper. (credit: Getty Images/Larry W. Smith)

Group Fears Weakening School Accountability

A coalition of top Texas business leaders said that it’s worried public backlash against standardized testing could hurt the state’s efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

06/27/2012

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