Passing Grades Don’t Count if a Student Fails the STAAR TESTs
If these students had been taken out of public school and homeschooled, they could have reentered public school the following year in the next grade level. TRUE? YES! This is because homeschool students are not required to take the STAAR Tests.
Parents need to think about allowing their child to take the STAAR tests. If their child is passing, why take the chance that they will fail the STAAR and be retained?
Why are honor roll students and others failing the STAAR tests? I can only respond about the science STAAR tests, which are given in the 5th and 8th grades. The Science STAAR Released Tests have errors. But thus far TEA refuses to admit that they make errors. I will start posting the flawed STAAR test questions found on the TEA website.
I reported the following 5th grade science STAAR TEST question to TEA. The correct answer is suppose to be “A.” I explained and even gave TEA examples of liquids that have the different densities (alcohol and water) that mix to form a solution. Thus, the reason the salad dressing is shaken is NOT because oil and water have different densities, but because they do not mix to form a solution.
The Science STAAR TESTS do not access what students know.
What is the point of students taking STAAR TESTS if the tests have incorrect questions?