Standardized Tests

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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

President Barack Obama speaks to third and fourth graders at an elementary school. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

10 States To Get “No Child Left Behind” Waivers

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students.

02/09/2012

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Education Officials Decry ‘Over-Testing’ In Texas

State Board of Education members have pressed the Texas education commissioner about whether high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching.

01/26/2012

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Local School Paying Students Who Ace AP Tests

A new program has a North Texas high school paying students who do well on Advanced Placement tests.

09/12/2011

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