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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.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

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Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum Overhaul

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.

04/14/2014

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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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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.

03/26/2014

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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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Texas ACT Scores Rise To Match National Average

Texas students’ average score on the ACT college entrance exam has risen slightly and now matches the national average.

08/21/2013

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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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/11/2013

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Lawmakers Move To Reduce Student Testing

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.

05/27/2013

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Texas House OKs Reduced Testing For Younger Students

The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.

04/30/2013

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Texas Rethinking Its Testing, Curriculum Standards

Texas now appears ready to step back from the strenuous accountability policies it has long been a national leader in championing.

04/12/2013

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Debate On Graduation Requirements Delayed By Senate

The Texas Senate isn’t going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.

03/27/2013

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Standardized Testing Reduced For Texas Students

The Senate Education Committee has voted to refer to the full chamber a measure reducing the number of standardized tests Texas students must pass to graduate from high school.

03/19/2013

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