How Did Texas, Dallas ISD Fare in the First Round of STAAR Testing?

Fifth- and eighth-grade students in Texas treaded water on this spring's STAAR tests, performing a little better in math and a little worse in reading than a year ago, according to preliminary results released Tuesday.While the state's assessment tests are used in a variety of ways - from Texas' A-F school ratings prototype to teacher evaluations - fifth- and eighth-grade tests carry additional significance.In those grades, students are not eligible for automatic promotion to the next grade if they fail one of the tests. Those who failed will get two more opportunities to pass, in mid-May and June.  Continue reading...

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