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 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.
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 H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.
Wendy Davis Attacks Greg Abbott’s Pre-K Education Plan It's an education plan being proposed for 4-year-olds and one candidate for Texas governor says it doesn't pass the test.
Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulThe state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.
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.
Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.