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.
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.
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.
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.
Final Rules For K-12 Standardized Testing ReleasedAiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration has released final rules to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must take each year.
Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M, Demands $15M In UpgradesTexas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million — and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards — after computer glitches caused problems last academic year.
A Major Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind Is In The WorksA major overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act is in the works. This week the House passed the new Every Student Succeeds Act; and the Senate is expected to vote on the act next week.
STAAR Tests To Get Less Time-Consuming In Grades 3 To 8State-mandated exams are getting shorter for Texas students in grades 3 to 8. The Legislature this session approved a requirement that STAAR tests be less time-consuming for young students.
Texas Superintendent Slams Standardized TestsA Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.
Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAARAs thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.
DISD Students Offered SAT Exam Free Of ChargeA DISD student admitted to CBS 11 News she was nervous about a new academic endeavor only experienced by one person she’s known. You see, the school district is offering her and thousands of other students the chance to take the SAT exam for free.
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House Plan Defunding STAAR May Break Federal Rules The Texas Education Agency says the state could violate federal rules if lawmakers pulled funding for standardized testing.