Stop STAAR Madness

Will Someone Please Listen!   The STAAR tests start March 30 and continues through April. During the weeks of testing, regular school schedules are not followed. Thus, teachers have to make sure that all the TEKS for the school years … Continue reading

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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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Flawed CSCOPE & Flawed STAAR

Education chief under fire for low passing standards on STAAR By Terrence Stutz tstutz@dallasnews.com 3:16 pm on August 26, 2014 State Education Commissioner Michael Williams came under fire from members of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday over his decision to … Continue reading

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STAAR Question #4 Incorrect

Scores for the 2014 5th grade Science STAAR need to be revised. Twenty seven percent of the 5th grade students did not select choice “F.” Actually there is no correct answer because the diagram shown is not correct. The photo … Continue reading

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No STAAR Math Re-Testing in 2015

TEA Changes the Rules Again! Children in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 were forced to attend summer school if they failed the 2014 STAAR math tests. A large percent of these children had passing grades in math, … Continue reading

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Texas Kids Rushed to Take STAAR

Are Texas Schools Preparing Kids for STAAR Tests? Thirteen percent of 5th graders missed Science STAAR question #3 . This means 46,308  Texas 5th grade do not understand what inherited traits are. Both, STAAR questions #3 and #30 are aligned … Continue reading

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STAAR Inhibits Education

Was your child one of the 56,994 Texas fifth graders who missed Question #2 on the 2014 Science STAAR test? The STAAR question shown here is something that every 5th grade students should have been taught. The state standard for … Continue reading

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Why 71,243 kids failed STAAR

Is TEA Whitewashing the Truth about STAAR Scores? The Texas Education Agency reported that about 80% of Texas students passed the 2014 Science STAAR test. This means 71,243 Texas students failed the test. While 80% of the Texas students passed … Continue reading

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5th Science STAAR Question #1

  Why did 51,130 Texas 5th graders miss STAAR Science Question #1? TEA adds information not relevant to the question, such as shading Texas on the globe and that Texas didn’t change positions after each rotation of the globe. Not … Continue reading

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STAAR Trumps Class Scores

Even Honor Roll Students Are Failing STAAR TESTS Why are some honor roll students across Texas failing the STAAR Reading/Math tests? Why are students with passing grades attending summer school if they fail the STAAR reading and/or math test? The … Continue reading

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