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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Texas Education Agency - STAAR debuts

Texas Education Agency - STAAR debuts State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, STAAR to replace TAKS This new test will be used beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. This test is said to be more vigorous than it's predecessor. The end-of-course testing requirements must be meet starting with the 2015 graduating class (as well as passing all classes) in order to graduate. Educators are we ready! Can we progressively and systematically prepare our students? The main difference in the two assessments (TAKS and the STAAR) is that the TAKS is during course testing and the STAAR in end of course testing. In other words TAKS is previous and some present grade level testing and STAAR is primarily present grade level testing.

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