Michael Williams

Texas Education
8:00 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Texas: December STAAR testing results aren’t good

A sample English I writing question, released from the 2011 STAAR test.
Credit Texas Education Agency / kut.org

Students are having trouble passing the English I writing exam of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test.  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 according to a recent article from KUT.

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Education
8:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

New High for High School Graduation Rates in Texas

Credit principalspage.com

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.  The Amarillo Globe-News reported 87.7% graduated on time in 2012, which is 1.8 points higher than 2011.  This is the fifth consecutive year the rate has increased. 

Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams said, “All those working in Texas education should be proud of our strong numbers and the strides we continue to make as a state.”

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