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Texas Ed Officials Hope STAAR Upgrades Will Prevent Test Glitches

Annual standardized testing begins in Texas this week and state education officials feel confident that the millions of dollars spent on system improvements and upgrades will prevent the many problems experienced last year when administering the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness also known as the STAAR.

Sats test results for 11-year-olds due out.File photo dated 11/06/08 of pupils sitting an exam. Results of national curriculum tests taken by England's 11-year-olds will be published today. Issue date: Tuesday August 4, 2009. They will show how well pupils are performing in English, maths and science. The Liberal Democrats …

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Common Core Tests in Place of STAAR

A Texas state representative called for shelving the troubled State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to “iron out” its “many kinks” and, instead, choose “from a variety of nationally normed standardized tests.” The only problem is those proposed tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which Texas rejected.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 photo, a student works in an eight grade algebra class at Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush, N.Y. The Diocese of Albany, New York, announced recently that it will reduce the frequency of the Common Core-aligned tests while sticking with the standards. The decision …

Scrapped STAAR Scores Add to Frustrations Over Standardized Testing in Texas

Absolutely everything under the sun that could go wrong with this year’s State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) did. Failures ranged from online testing glitches and vanishing answers, to missing test score results. It added to the growing frustration many feel about standardized testing in Texas public education.