According to the school’s website, nearly 3 of 4 students have limited English proficiency and as many as 97 percent are considered economically disadvantaged.
Some 1,119 school districts across Texas will delay for a year a requirement that the results of the STAAR test count toward ninth graders’ final grades.
When Scott steps down this summer from the agency that oversees the public education of Texas’ nearly 5 million students, he will be the longest serving education commissioner of the past two decades.
Monday marked the beginning of Texas’s new standardized test: The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
There have been several allegations of cheating on standardized tests at Dallas ISD schools during the past few years.
Students across Texas are beginning STAAR standardized tests this week. Exams start Monday and continue throughout the week.
Texas high school students won’t have to worry about new standardized testing known as STAAR affecting their grades this year, thanks to a one-year wavier signed Friday by the state’s education chief.
The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee said she supports postponing requirements that new state standardized tests count toward 15 percent of high school students’ grades.
Parents, school and business leaders expressed alarm about new, more-rigorous standardized testing for Texas schoolchildren.
Texas lawmakers are checking on the implementation of the new STAAR standardized test for public school children.
School districts in North Texas and across the state are bracing for an unusually long list of poorly performing schools, when the district accountability ratings come out in two days.
There’s some concern by school administrators over the new STAAR tests that will be replacing the TAKS test this year. School officials worry with so many standardized exams much of students class time will be taken up with testing.