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When Dr. Walter Stroup showed that Texas’ standardized testing regime is flawed, the testing company struck back.

by Jason Stanford,  Texas Observer
 
Rebellions sometimes begin slowly, and Walter Stroup had to wait almost seven hours to start his. The setting was a legislative hearing at the Texas Capitol in the summer of 2012 at which the growing.
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Texas officials upset over low STAAR scores; won’t admit problems with the test and curriculum.

source: http://roadkillgoldfish.com/texas-officials-upset-over-low-staar-scores/ 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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