The New STAAR in Town

The state has decided to postpone the STAAR’s grade requirement for the test’s first year in effect.

“The modification gives public school districts and charter schools the ability to defer implementation of the statutory provision that requires performance on an end-of-course assessment to count as 15 percent of a student’s final course grade.” Commissioner of Education Robert Scott writes on the TEA website.

Texas’ new standardized assessment stipulates 15% of an individual student’s test results to count towards his or her overall grade for the course.

Mrs. Miller teaches freshman Biology at Lee and is working towards the transition from TAKS.

“The test will be challenging,” Miller said, “we’ll review TEKS and offer tutoring for our students.”

More information can be found about the STAAR test on: http://www.neisd.net/staar/.

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