A mother and son from Henrietta are fighting to change End of Course school testing in the state of Texas.
A House bill filed Wednesday would cut the number of state-mandated tests needed for graduation from 15 to five.
Texas' commissioner of education makes a decision that will affect STAAR end-of-course exams for all public school districts in the state.
School districts across the state are receiving their initial scores for the STARR test: the state's new and tougher end-of-course exam for public schools. Most school officials says scores show a lot of work needs to be done if today's freshmen hope to graduate. Although local scores are about the same or below state averages, officials say they're pleased with the initial scores.
STAAR Test Results Delayed
The countdown for the math portion of the new STAAR Test has begun for fourth and fifth graders.
WFISD Board Members discuss whether to join a resolution to bring more attention to the amount of standardized testing required by the State.
Can you pass the STAAR test? We passed out test around town to see if Texomans out of high school could.
The first round of STAAR testing was conducted this past week in schools across Texas. And, that's left many parents full of questions since the new test brought numerous changes.
Monday morning, WFISD 9th graders started taking the new standardized test that will replace the TAKS test.
Under the STAAR testing, freshman would have to take standardized test in the four core subject areas. Their score on that test would make up 15 percent of their final grade in the respective classes.
Texas students study hard to pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS test.
But soon that test will be replaced.
Mechell Dixon sat down with the superintendent of Wichita Falls I.S.D. to get more information about this test.