STAAR testing

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This week the Texas House Public Education Committee heard testimony on a bill that would decrease the number of standardized tests faced by students in the Lone Star State.

At first blush, the idea seems like it might carry broad support among Texas educators. But, as The Texas Tribune reports, teacher opinions on the idea actually constitute a mixed bag.

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The STAAR test will live on to fight another day, reports Texas Monthly. The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness program is the standardized test by which Texas students are measured. A state commission was expected to totally scrap the controversial tests during a meeting last week. Instead, the panel decided to strike down a recommendation to replace the test. Some smaller changes were proposed, however.

Texas: December STAAR testing results aren’t good

Jan 27, 2014
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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.