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STAAR shouldn’t be the basis for Texas school accountability

The identification of recent anomalies in Texas’s STAAR tests has led a great many in both the education and policy communities to demand the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and its test contractor do a better job building the tests — in particular the reading tests. Evidence is cited that the reading tests may in fact target above grade-level reading, which, if true, would put TEA out of compliance with state law.

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STAAR shouldn’t be the basis for Texas school accountability

The identification of recent anomalies in Texas’s STAAR tests has led a great many in both the education and policy communities to demand the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and its test contractor do a better job building the tests — in particular the reading tests. Evidence is cited that the reading tests may in fact target above grade-level reading, which, if true, would put TEA out of compliance with state law.

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