Dallas ISD STAAR Test Results Show Gains & LossesThe State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test scores are in and for the most part Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 5th and 8th grade students scored well.
Mansfield ISD Parents Scramble After School DecisionMassive storms forced the Mansfield ISD to cancel classes on Wednesday. Students did have school on Thursday, but some parents were not made aware of that plan until just hours before the bell rang.
Changes Made After STAAR Test Problems Last YearStudents across North Texas are taking the STAAR test on Tuesday. It has been one year since problems plagued the standardized test, and nearly $20 million worth of changes were made.
Tips To Help Students Manage STAAR Test StressStudents in schools across Texas will be taking the STAAR test on Tuesday, and this can come with a lot of stress and anxiety. Those are two emotions that you do not want kids to feel on an important testing day.
STAAR Testing Returns Along With AnxietySick with worry. That’s how some students across North Texas and the state greet each round of the high stakes state school assessment dubbed STAAR.
Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M, Demands $15M In UpgradesTexas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million — and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards — after computer glitches caused problems last academic year.
STAAR Exam At Center Of Lawsuit Filed By Texas Attorney Glitches, scoring errors and now the STAAR exam is the center of a lawsuit.
Texas Parents Ask Judge To Block STAAR ScoresA group of Texas parents want a judge to scrap results from a statewide standardized test that is under new scrutiny after a computer glitch this spring lost thousands of student answers.
Arlington ISD Students Stressed After STAAR Test GlitchSome students taking the STAAR tests Tuesday didn't know what to think when all of a sudden their answers disappeared.
Some Online STAAR Test Takers Face GlitchAdministrators are trying to determine whether some students taking an online version of the STAAR test lost answers in a computer glitch. Problems were reported in the Austin, Bryan and Arlington areas.
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.