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 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.
Wendy Davis Attacks Greg Abbott’s Pre-K Education Plan It's an education plan being proposed for 4-year-olds and one candidate for Texas governor says it doesn't pass the test.
Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulThe 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.
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.
Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated 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.
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.
Texas ACT Scores Rise To Match National AverageTexas students' average score on the ACT college entrance exam has risen slightly and now matches the national average.
Concern Or Praise For STAAR Passing Rates Results?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.
Lawmakers Move To Reduce Student TestingTo 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.