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State Lawmakers Hold Hearing On New STAAR Test

Texas lawmakers are checking on the implementation of the new STAAR standardized test for public school children.

01/23/2012

Students work at their desks in front of the empty desk. (credit: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Images)

43 Dallas ISD Schools Make PEG List, 29 In Fort Worth ISD

Forty-three Dallas ISD and 29 Fort Worth ISD schools rank among the state’s worst performing, according to a list issued Monday by the Texas Education Agency.

12/12/2011

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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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Number Of Academically Unacceptable DISD Schools Soars

Thirty-three Dallas ISD schools are now rated “academically unacceptable,” which is the lowest rating on the state’s 4-step scale.

07/29/2011

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

Ratings Expected To Have Longer List Of ‘Poorly Performing Schools’

School districts in North Texas and across the state are bracing for an unusually long list of poorly performing schools, when the district accountability ratings come out in two days.

07/27/2011

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School Administrators Concerned With New STAAR Testing

There’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.

07/05/2011

State Investigates Possible TAKS test Irregularities at Garland Elementary School

The principal of a Garland elementary school has been placed on administrative leave. 

07/12/2010

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