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STAAR Restricts Students’ Learning

STAAR Restricts Students’ Learning

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

College demands facts and information and not the confusing packet that results in a non-crediting score, the STAAR. Many of the lesson plans in place in core classes have been shortened to accommodate for the tests sponsored by the state. The teachers tell us what ‘might’ be on the tests...

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Lydia Angel, Reporter

April 22, 2016


Filed under News

STAAR season has kicked off and students have questioned why the tests exist. ”What happened was, the businesses in Texas went to the legislatures and said they needed students coming out of school that are better prepared,” Principal Dee Palmore said.“Technology started to come in and everybody...

Unsatisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under News

You sit nervously in a school desk at exactly 7:45 a.m. For the next four hours you will take an exam that will determine your fate in high school. It’s not whether you know it, it’s whether you can apply it. You’ve heard it a thousand times. It’s a state exam, how hard can it be? 4:00:00....

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

Kyler Norman, Reporter

May 21, 2012


Filed under News

In Texas several districts are signing “The Resolution to End High Stakes Testing” because of the many negative impacts of the tests. “I am in favor of the resolution,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Timothy Powers said. “It’s time to take another look at a better way to assess student success.” Along...

STAAR, EOC Gone Too Far; High Stakes Testing Harms Students Now, In Future

May 21, 2012


Filed under Opinion

May. The month wasted on testing. The last 6 weeks grading period really is wasted on testing. There is no way for a teacher to hold a class with all this crazy testing going on. Every day class is held in a different classroom, some days half of the students are gone—or all of them. Students are...

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