This year, Texas teachers leaned on Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars for their get-excited-about-the-test video productions.
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Two years after scaling back high school testing, Texas lawmakers are considering more cuts to elementary tests, and studying whether the tests are worthwhile.
Proposed legislation would allow students to graduate high school without passing all of Texas’ required high-stakes tests.
Lawmakers grilled Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams on the state’s stagnating test scores, suggesting the conversation hasn’t changed much since big reforms last year.
Even before Greg Abbott made it a campaign issue, standardized testing for 4-year-olds was already tied up in business plans and state policy.
Two Waco parents have dramatically announced their plans to keep their son out of Texas’ state standardized tests next week.
A U.S. Department of Education review finds problems with Texas’ ability to spot school districts cheating on statewide tests.
In the high-stakes world of school accountability, the line between cheating and smart management isn’t always clear.
In response to a damning audit, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams says TEA will get serious with those who cheat the accountability system.
Former El Paso ISD Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia is still in federal prison, but the cheating scandal he began is still rippling through school districts on the Mexican border, most recently into McAllen.