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STAAR

Students work during a math class. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Pan STAAR Test’s 1st Year

Education leaders in Texas are airing grievances and raising long-term questions about the state’s new standardized test. Much of the discussion focused on poor scores.

06/20/2012

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

Texas Lawmakers To Evaluate STAAR

Top education leaders in Texas are to hear testimony on the state’s new standardized test and its effects on students, teachers, instruction practices and graduation rates.

06/19/2012

A student in math class. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Summer School Attendance Up With Introduction Of New Exams

The amount of Texas students currently attending summer school has increased because of the growing number of ninth graders who have to retake state assessment exams.

06/18/2012

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New STAAR Test Results Called ‘Sobering’

If the final standards were already in place, more than half the Texas high school students taking the new, more rigorous end-of-course standardized tests would have failed them.

06/08/2012

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

Report Calls STAAR Standards Too Lenient

Texas high school students can pass most of the state’s new STAAR end-of-course exams this year by answering fewer than half of the questions correctly.

06/06/2012

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Language Barriers, Poverty Not Excuses At Successful Dallas School

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.

05/02/2012

(credit: Texas Education Agency)

All But 42 School Districts Delay STAAR Grade Rule

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.

05/02/2012

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Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott Stepping Down

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.

05/01/2012

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

STAAR Testing Begins In Texas Public Schools

Monday marked the beginning of Texas’s new standardized test: The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

03/26/2012

Students work during a math class. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

No State Investigation Of Dallas Test Scores After Atlanta Analysis

There have been several allegations of cheating on standardized tests at Dallas ISD schools during the past few years.

03/26/2012

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

Texas Students Begin STAAR Testing

Students across Texas are beginning STAAR standardized tests this week. Exams start Monday and continue throughout the week.

03/26/2012

A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

STAAR Won’t Impact Students’ Grades This Year

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.

02/17/2012

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