AUSTIN (AP) – Texas lawmakers are checking on the implementation of the new STAAR standardized test for public school children.
The Public Education Committee will hear testimony Monday from school officials and teachers about how the new test is being implemented and its impact on schools. STAAR stands for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.READ MORE: Frisco Memorial Girls' And Boys' Basketball Teams No Longer The New Kids On The Block
The STAAR test for students replaced the TAKS test starting this year. In addition to tracking student performance in English, math, science for students the 3rd through 8th grades, the tests will serve as end of semester exams for high school students. The test will represent 15 percent of their grade for those courses.READ MORE: Loophole In Federal Surprise Medical Bill Ban Leaves Patients At Risk Of High, Unexpected Ambulance Bills
Lawmakers also want to hear about any recommended changes and make sure schools do not overly rely on the test.
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