Perry Backs Changes to Student Testing Requirements

Gov. Rick Perry has added his voice to the growing chorus of state leaders who support revamping the state's newly implemented student assessment system.

"Without accepting anything less from our schools, we can debate the best way to measure their performance," he said Tuesday, addressing a gathering of business leaders at an education policy summit in Austin. "I support recent efforts to evaluate our testing methods, to help determine the best mix of STAAR testing for students."

Students began taking the new state standardized exams last spring as the state transitioned to a new assessment system. Since then — amid ...

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