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Tempelmeyer coordinates tests.

Tempelmeyer puts the T in testing

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Pat Tempelmeyer’s job is kind of like solving a jigsaw puzzle. There are lots of different pieces that go into testing. Although Tempelmeyer has been Rider’s test coordinator for the past six years,...

STAAR Restricts Students’ Learning

STAAR Restricts Students’ Learning

April 22, 2016

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...

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Tests measure students accountability
Lydia Angel , Reporter April 22, 2016

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...



Teachers Work With Students To Ensure Their Graduation At The End Of The Year
Alyssa Matthews, Reporter October 31, 2014

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...

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

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...

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

May 21, 2012

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...

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