Monthly Archives: August 2014

Texas officials upset over low STAAR scores; won’t admit problems with the test and curriculum.

source: It’s time to increase rigor because Texas kids are stupid. That’s the message Texans heard this week from our legislators in Austin. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams came under fire over his decision to keep low passing standards on state achievement tests (STAAR) for the fourth year in a row. How low are they? Fifth graders need.
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Texas ISDs Outperform Their Charter School Counterparts on State Ratings

7.41% of ISDs statewide and 18.23% of charter schools received an “Improvement Required” rating for 2013-14. The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reveal that 92.59% percent of school districts across Texas have achieved the rating of.
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