Texas Waives Passing Rules, Fines Firm After Standardized Testing GlitchesThe Education Commissioner said 5th and 8th graders who were affected won't be required to pass the exams to move on to the next grade.
Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam.
FWISD Making Changes To Boost Low STAAR Test ResultsFort Worth's school district knew when it scored low marks on a crucial statewide academic test it would have to rush to make improvements.
STAAR 9th Grade Passing Rates Rise After RetestsNinth-graders who failed Texas' new, tougher standardized tests the first time fared far better during retakes.
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.
Ed Comm. Defers Test As Part Of Student's Grades Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has deferred the requirement for schools to count new end-of-course examines as 15 percent of a student's grade this school year.
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.
STAAR Testing Begins In Texas Public SchoolsMonday marked the beginning of Texas’s new standardized test: The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.