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Texas Superintendent Slams Standardized Tests

A Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAAR

As 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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2014

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DISD Students Offered SAT Exam Free Of Charge

A 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.

CBS 11–02/26/2014

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Much Ado About Algebra II

AUSTIN (AP) – The math class of exponents and imaginary numbers – and a potential predictor of a student’s success in college and in life – has become a key point of contention as the […]

03/16/2013

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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.

01/15/2013

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Texas Schools Take Their Case To Court — Again

The sweeping school finance lawsuit going to trial Monday in Austin isn’t only about money.

10/21/2012

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Duncanville ISD Questions Newspaper Analysis, Defends Its Testing

Duncanville 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.”

03/27/2012

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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

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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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DeSoto School Board Votes To Remove Superintendent

The DeSoto ISD School Board voted 3-2 Monday to part ways with embattled superintendent Dr. Kathy Augustine, who was placed on paid leave after her first day on the job.

08/08/2011