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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

A student in math class. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Summer School Attendance Up With Introduction Of New Exams

The amount of Texas students currently attending summer school has increased because of the growing number of ninth graders who have to retake state assessment exams.

06/18/2012

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

STAAR Testing Begins In Texas Public Schools

Monday marked the beginning of Texas’s new standardized test: The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

03/26/2012

A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

STAAR Won’t Impact Students’ Grades This Year

Texas high school students won’t have to worry about new standardized testing known as STAAR affecting their grades this year, thanks to a one-year wavier signed Friday by the state’s education chief.

02/17/2012

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

Sen. Florence Shapiro. (Credit: Facebook)

State Sen. Florence Shapiro Won’t Seek Reelection

State Sen. Florence Shapiro says she won’t seek re-election next year.

09/19/2011