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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.


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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.


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Business Leaders Continue STAAR Testing Support

Hundreds 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.


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Language Barriers, Poverty Not Excuses At Successful Dallas School

According to the school’s website, nearly 3 of 4 students have limited English proficiency and as many as 97 percent are considered economically disadvantaged.


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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.


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Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott Stepping Down

When Scott steps down this summer from the agency that oversees the public education of Texas’ nearly 5 million students, he will be the longest serving education commissioner of the past two decades.


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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.


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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.



New DISD Calendar Offers Incentive For Some Students

The school year isn’t over, but Dallas ISD is already looking towards the next school year.


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Lawmakers Back Delay Of STAAR Grade Requirements

The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee said she supports postponing requirements that new state standardized tests count toward 15 percent of high school students’ grades.


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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.


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Parents & Officials Decry New Texas School Testing

Parents, school and business leaders expressed alarm about new, more-rigorous standardized testing for Texas schoolchildren.