Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
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.
Monday marked the beginning of Texas’s new standardized test: The STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
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.
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.
State Sen. Florence Shapiro says she won’t seek re-election next year.