Michael Williams http://hppr.org en Texas: December STAAR testing results aren’t good http://hppr.org/post/texas-december-staar-testing-results-aren-t-good <p></p><p>Students are having trouble passing the English I writing exam of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test. &nbsp;As a matter of fact, 85 percent did not pass the December test, and most of them were taking the test for the second time <a href="http://kut.org/post/only-15-percent-pass-english-i-writing-latest-staar-tests">according to a recent article from KUT</a>.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27241 at http://hppr.org Texas: December STAAR testing results aren’t good New High for High School Graduation Rates in Texas http://hppr.org/post/new-high-high-school-graduation-rates-texas <p></p><p>The graduation rate for the Class of 2011 was one of the best in the country, and set a new Texas record- until the Class of 2012.&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-08-10/graduate-rates-hit-new-high">The Amarillo Globe-News</a></strong> reported 87.7% graduated on time in 2012, which is 1.8 points higher than 2011.&nbsp; This is the fifth consecutive year the rate has increased.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 20185 at http://hppr.org New High for High School Graduation Rates in Texas