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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

S.T.A.A.R. takes over from T.A.K.S. in Texas

Standardized testing for students in Texas is getting a makeover.

The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is being replaced by the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

Students in the graduating Class of 2015, who are currently in seventh grade, will be the first students who must meet the end-of-course testing requirements, as well as pass their classes, in order to earn a diploma.

The new tests will be significantly more rigorous than previous tests and will measure a child’s performance, as well as academic growth.

Be prepared and get your teaching staff up to speed on the new standards.

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