The TEKS SCAM

Following is a comparison of three 3rd grade math test questions. Notice that each problem has the same math TEKS. Are Texans being scammed by the Texas Education Agency, the SBOE, the Commissioner of Education and every legislature who has … Continue reading

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Back To Learning About STAAR

Texas Schools Teach to the STAAR TESTs I am questioning sending kids to public school when most teachers are not provided quality instructional materials. Much of the school year is spent preparing kids for the STAAR tests. STAAR tests are … Continue reading

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Stop STAAR and START Educating

Texas Schools are Teaching to the STAAR Test Even though the entire school year is spent preparing Texas children to take the state STAAR tests, kids are still failing. WHY? The reason Kids Fail the STAAR Tests: 1. The STAAR … Continue reading

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STAAR Lacks Rigor

Rigorous describes something that is done carefully and with a lot of detail. Is the 5th grade science 2013 STAAR Question #4, shown here, rigorous? Was care taken in writing the answer choices? Choice G is given as the correct … Continue reading

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5th Graders Smarter than TEA

Did Texas 5th graders really score low on the 2013 Science STAAR Test? Or is it that Texas 5th graders are smarter than the TEA Science STAAR Test Writers? I admit that I would have chosen answer B like 71% … Continue reading

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STAAR Test Error #17

The 5th GRADE Science  STAAR Question Has Errors. Texas has what are called Independent School Districts, which at one time meant that school districts had local control. Now the Texas Education Agency, TEA controls what your children are taught either … Continue reading

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Evaluating STAAR Question #40

Texas TEKS are said to be more Rigorous. STAAR is more Rigorous What is rigor? I’ve studied the 5th grade science 2013 STAAR test and it appears that rigor means unnecessary information is added to questions. This is not rigor, … Continue reading

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Evaluating STAAR Question #6

Are the STAAR tests designed to assess what students have learned? Are the STAAR Test Questions Correct? Do the STAAR Questions align with the TEKS? Are the STAAR Questions  Tricky? The STAAR tests are a one-size fits all assessment. Sadly … Continue reading

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STAAR Test Fails Students

Are Students Failing the STAAR TESTS? Or, Is the STAAR Test Failing Students? Students who took the 5th grade 2013 Science STAAR test were cheated. The 2013 5th grade science STAAR Test has many errors. Thus, student grades reported for … Continue reading

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