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  • Student Testing & Accountability

    Student Testing & Accontability

    Fifth and Eighth Grade Reading STAAR Scores Released

    More than three-quarters of the state’s fifth and eighth graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) reading tests, according to preliminary results released today by TEA.

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    Grades 3-8 Math Tests Excluded from Ratings

    The results of 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) in mathematics for grades 3–8 will be excluded from the 2015 state accountability system, Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced April 8.


  • Texas Educators

    Finance & Funding

    National Teacher of the Year is a Texan

    Texan Shanna Peeples is the new 2015 National Teacher of the Year. Peeples is an English teacher at Palo Duro High School in the Amarillo Independent School District. This is the first time a Texas teacher has won this honor since 1957.



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