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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaders Fight To Keep STAAR System IntactWith 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.
Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance LaggingTexas students overall just aren't "getting it" in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state's policy on student achievement.
Business Leaders Continue STAAR Testing SupportHundreds of school districts across the state have been complaining about the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, but some business leaders continue to defend it.
New DISD Calendar Offers Incentive For Some StudentsThe school year isn’t over, but Dallas ISD is already looking towards the next school year.
School Administrators Concerned With New STAAR TestingThere's some concern by school administrators over the new STAAR tests that will be replacing the TAKS test this year. School officials worry with so many standardized exams much of students class time will be taken up with testing.
22 Fort Worth Schools Rated "Unacceptable" By StateThe district says the poor performance is due to changes in the way the state grades the TAKS test.

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