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.
A Major Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind Is In The WorksA major overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act is in the works. This week the House passed the new Every Student Succeeds Act; and the Senate is expected to vote on the act next week.
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 Superintendent Slams Standardized TestsA Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.
Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAARAs thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.
DISD Students Offered SAT Exam Free Of ChargeA DISD student admitted to CBS 11 News she was nervous about a new academic endeavor only experienced by one person she’s known. You see, the school district is offering her and thousands of other students the chance to take the SAT exam for free.
Much Ado About Algebra II
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.
Texas Schools Take Their Case To Court -- AgainThe sweeping school finance lawsuit going to trial Monday in Austin isn't only about money.
Duncanville ISD Questions Newspaper Analysis, Defends Its TestingDuncanville school officials are standing by the integrity of their standardized test scores in spite of being criticized in an Atlanta newspaper for results that appear “suspicious.”
STAAR Testing Begins In Texas Public SchoolsMonday marked the beginning of Texas’s new standardized test: The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
STAAR Won't Impact Students' Grades This YearTexas 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.