Parents now allowed to view their child’s STAAR exam

Source: txedrights.net Posted by: Admin staff Date: June 27, 2014 On June 27, 2014, Kyle and Jennifer Massey did something that the Texas Education Agency and local school districts had spent years denying was possible: they reviewed the STAAR assessment booklet and answer sheet that was administered to their child.  Previous requests by parents had been… More Parents now allowed to view their child’s STAAR exam

Mother of HISD student refuses to allow son to take STAAR test

Source: ABC 13 Eye Witness News Posted by: Pooja Lodhia Date: June 17, 2014 HOUSTON (KTRK) — The state’s STAAR tests are no stranger to controversy, but one third-grader’s refusal to be tested is raising questions about what kind of say students should have in their own education. Diego Geisler, 9, wants to be a scientist when… More Mother of HISD student refuses to allow son to take STAAR test

Cy-Fair Superintendant: Tying high-stakes tests to teachers is harmful

Source: Houston Chronicle Outlook Author: Mark Henry, superintendent of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Date: June 7, 2014 STAAR is a diagnostic tool; the process of learning is more than just taking state exams Later this year, the Texas Education Agency will begin piloting the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System, a program tying standardized test scores to… More Cy-Fair Superintendant: Tying high-stakes tests to teachers is harmful

What happens when a CVPE parent in HISD opts out of STAAR?

Source: Houston Public Media (Article), KHOU.com (Video)Posted by: Laura IsenseeDate: June 10, 2014 Back in April, third grader Diego Geisler stayed home from school for four days in a row. Instead of going to Helms Elementary in the Heights, Diego and his mom Claudia De Leon Geisler went on some field trips. They went out for a special breakfast,… More What happens when a CVPE parent in HISD opts out of STAAR?

In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

Source: The Washington PostPosted by: Lyndsey LaytonDate: May 28, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old worksheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good. Benjamin Banneker Elementary closed Wednesday as New Orleans’s Recovery School District permanently shuttered its last… More In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good