CSISD & Texas House Committee Review STAAR TestsFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
In Austin and College Station on Tuesday were reviews of the first round of results of the new public school STAAR tests.
Headed into the CSISD school board meeting, Superintendent Eddie Coulson says the best they can tell, students did very well based on the limited information released by the state.
Click HERE to read the preliminary CSISD results of the STAAR End of Course exams.
Coulson says high school end of course test results have just come in and data for third through eighth graders won’t arrive until this fall.
Coulson also says they were kept in the dark about how to prepare teachers and students.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Education leaders in the Texas House are airing grievances
and raising long-term questions about the state’s new standardized test. But they also have acknowledged that growing pains are common when implementing a new statewide academic testing system.
The House Public Education Committee spent hours Tuesday scrutinizing the test known as STAAR. Much of the discussion focused on just how poorly the first round of ninth graders to take the test did.
Final test standards are being implemented gradually through 2016. But if they were in place today, more than half of Texas high school freshmen would have failed in five key areas. For instance, when ninth-graders’ scores were judged against final standards, the biology passing rate was 41 percent. It was 39 percent for algebra.
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