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Closed door discussions on education reform bills SB2 (charter schools) and HB5 (standardized testing)

I mentioned earlier that the charter school bill—SB2—is in the hands of a conference committee. Reports from Austin say that both SB2 and HB5, a bill to modify standardized testing requirements, are both being negotiated among members of the House, Senate, and … Continue reading

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Departing commissioner Robert Scott predicts backlash against standardized testing

Texas Monthly senior executive editor Paul Burka interviewed Robert Scott on his last day (July 2) as commissioner and summarized the standardized testing debate. “The Big Test”, Paul Burka, Texas Monthly, August 2012. Burka asked Scott about his criticism of Texas’s standardized … Continue reading

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Reactions to release of STAAR results

Over the next few years, Texas is phasing in STAAR, a new standardized testing regime.  This spring, students in grades 3-9 took STAAR exams. (Students in grade 10 and up are took the old TAKS tests.) The STAAR tests are … Continue reading

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