STAAR http://ketr.org en Paris ISD's Jones draws attention with STAAR comments http://ketr.org/post/paris-isds-jones-draws-attention-staar-comments <p>You don't have to look too hard on the Paris Independent School District's <a href="http://www.parisisd.net/">web page</a> to find the open letter to parents and friends about the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, commonly known as <a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/">the STAAR test</a>.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:51:54 +0000 Mark Haslett 53970 at http://ketr.org Paris ISD's Jones draws attention with STAAR comments Many want standardized testing to disappear in public schools http://ketr.org/post/many-want-standardized-testing-disappear-public-schools <p>After asking many people what they thought about standardized testing, the majority came back negative:</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 51328 at http://ketr.org Many want standardized testing to disappear in public schools Northeast Texas lawmaker again speaks out against standardized tests http://ketr.org/post/northeast-texas-lawmaker-again-speaks-out-against-standardized-tests <p>VAN - Dan Flynn said in a release Thursday that the requirement that a student pass three of the new <a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/" target="_blank">STAAR</a> tests before they can go to college in 2015 is misguided and needs to be reexamined.&nbsp; Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:12:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 23919 at http://ketr.org Northeast Texas lawmaker again speaks out against standardized tests