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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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Perry Endorses Efforts To Reevaluate STAAR Exams

Gov. Rick Perry says he supports taking a hard look at the 15 standardized tests Texas high school students are currently required to take for graduation.

02/26/2013

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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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Business Group Pushes Changes To STAAR Tests

A top business group called Wednesday for easing Texas’ tough new high school graduation standards amid widespread outcry over the set of standardized tests known as STAAR.

12/12/2012

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.

12/10/2012

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Leaders Fight To Keep STAAR System Intact

With an estimated 42-percent of new Texas community college students needing remediation, state business leaders are renewing their defense to keep the STAAR accountability system intact.

CBSDFW.COM–11/01/2012

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Texas ACT Scores Lower Than National Average

Texas students taking the ACT college entrance exam have scored slightly lower than the national average.

08/22/2012

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More States Freed From No Child Left Behind Law

Although more than half the states are now exempt from the toughest requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his goal remains to help Congress fix the law, not to sidestep the stalled overhaul effort.

07/09/2012

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New STAAR Test Results Called ‘Sobering’

If the final standards were already in place, more than half the Texas high school students taking the new, more rigorous end-of-course standardized tests would have failed them.

06/08/2012

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All But 42 School Districts Delay STAAR Grade Rule

Some 1,119 school districts across Texas will delay for a year a requirement that the results of the STAAR test count toward ninth graders’ final grades.

05/02/2012

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No State Investigation Of Dallas Test Scores After Atlanta Analysis

There have been several allegations of cheating on standardized tests at Dallas ISD schools during the past few years.

03/26/2012

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Texas Students Begin STAAR Testing

Students across Texas are beginning STAAR standardized tests this week. Exams start Monday and continue throughout the week.

03/26/2012

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