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.
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.