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.
It’s an education plan being proposed for 4-year-olds and one candidate for Texas governor says it doesn’t pass the test.
The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.
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.
Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.
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.
Texas students’ average score on the ACT college entrance exam has risen slightly and now matches the national average.
Results from end of course standardized tests show Texas students faring best in the areas of math and science, but falling considerably short in English and on the writing exam.
To graduate from a high school in Texas, students must first pass 15 standardized tests. But those requirements could soon change after an expected overhaul to the state’s education system.
The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.
Texas now appears ready to step back from the strenuous accountability policies it has long been a national leader in championing.
The Texas Senate isn’t going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.