STAAR Testing Returns But With Big ChangesThe COVID-19 pandemic won't put a pause on standardized testing this year. STAAR testing begins next week in school districts across the state.
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..."
Delaying Decision On STAAR Test Could Cost Texas Tens Of MillionsWhile school districts are still figuring out how to operate this fall there is a debate brewing about standardized testing in the spring.
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.
Tips For Helping Students As STAAR Testing Begins Across TexasThousands of Texas students will sharpen their pencils on Tuesday on put their skills to the test. It is the first day of STAAR testing for many children in third grade through eighth grade.
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.
Mansfield ISD Parents Scramble After School DecisionMassive storms forced the Mansfield ISD to cancel classes on Wednesday. Students did have school on Thursday, but some parents were not made aware of that plan until just hours before the bell rang.
Changes Made After STAAR Test Problems Last YearStudents across North Texas are taking the STAAR test on Tuesday. It has been one year since problems plagued the standardized test, and nearly $20 million worth of changes were made.
Tips To Help Students Manage STAAR Test StressStudents in schools across Texas will be taking the STAAR test on Tuesday, and this can come with a lot of stress and anxiety. Those are two emotions that you do not want kids to feel on an important testing day.
STAAR Testing Returns Along With AnxietySick with worry. That’s how some students across North Texas and the state greet each round of the high stakes state school assessment dubbed STAAR.