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Old Today, 04:44 PM
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Originally Posted by ClaraC View Post
Well, I feel a little vindicated here. There's a measure before the legislature to abandon STAAR testing, because the test measures abilities 2-3 years above the grade level tested.

And before people say well, I looked at the 8th grade STAAR and didn't have any trouble with it, I should hope not. I'm guessing most of us here graduated high school.

But the math test is too hard for 8th graders.


I'm not sure where they are getting that it measures 2-3 years above the grade level tested. It is aligned with the Texas TEKS (standards taught). Now, if they feel that the standards are too high,that is a different matter.

Every other year, when the Texas Leg is back in session, several members always bring up legislation to get rid of (insert name of state assessment here). Makes for good public exposure. States need a way to show adherence to and compliance with national standards for student achievement and progress. Standardized testing is the only fair way to show student level and progress from year to year.
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