Schools Across Texas Suspend Online STAAR Testing After Continued Technical DifficultiesSo many school districts across the state experienced technical difficulties while trying to have students access or complete the online STAAR exam that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has advised schools to suspend testing for April 6.
Sharpen Your Pencils, Biden Administration Won't Cancel Standardized TestingThe Biden administration has announced that state education departments would have flexibility surrounding standardized testing this year, but would not have broad authority to cancel the examinations.
Texas Education Agency Moving Forward With STAAR Testing This Spring, With ExceptionsWith students back in school after winter break, much attention turns to standardized tests, like the STAAR exam, which typically take place at the end of the school year.
State Estimates Texas Students Have Lost More Than 3 Months Of Learning During COVID-19 PandemicThe Texas Education Agency shared results Thursday, Jan. 14, of optional beginning-of-year (BOY) assessments of students knowledge and skills.
Texas Schools Won't Receive A-F Ratings During 2020-21 School Year Due To COVID-19 DisruptionsThe STAAR test will still be administered this school year "in order to provide critically important information about individual student learning..."
STAAR Testing Will Not Be Used To Determine Promotion To Next Grade Level During Upcoming School YearTypically, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to the next grade level.
Texas To Resume STAAR Testing Next School YearTexas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing.
Some North Texas Lawmakers Look To End STAAR Testing Next School YearThe federal government would have to approve a request by Texas to waive STAAR testing for the 2021 school year.
Governor Greg Abbott Cancels STAAR Standardized Tests For Public School StudentsLast week a Texas state representative petitioned to have all standardized public school testing canceled because of the coronavirus, today Governor Greg Abbott made it official.
As COVID-19 Concerns Close Campuses, State Representative Wants STAAR Testing EliminatedAs public school districts across Texas continue to close campuses and modify schedules because of COVID-19, a Texas representative is requesting that all standardized testing be canceled.
Vulgar Words Appear In Images On Some STAAR Tests"This is in no way acceptable or appropriate, and we deeply regret that these images appeared on the test," the Texas Education Agency said.
Assessment Test Stressing Texas Students - 'It's Okay For Your Child To Be Anxious'Some students in North Texas are getting ready for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test and experts say that can be stressful.
McDonald’s Offering Free Breakfast As STAAR Tests Kick-OffMcDonald’s wants to help students get off to a strong start as they get ready to take the STAAR exam.
More Texas High Schoolers Who Fail Tests Could GraduateMore Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.
Dallas ISD STAAR Test Results Show Gains & LossesThe State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test scores are in and for the most part Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 5th and 8th grade students scored well.