Texas lawmakers are checking on the implementation of the new STAAR standardized test for public school children.
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.
A new program has a North Texas high school paying students who do well on Advanced Placement tests.
Thirty-three Dallas ISD schools are now rated “academically unacceptable,” which is the lowest rating on the state’s 4-step scale.
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.
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.
The principal of a Garland elementary school has been placed on administrative leave.