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Texas STAAR Exam Scores Continue to Stagnate

Recent STAAR test scores show little improvement among Texas’ lowest-performing students, with gaps widening along racial and income level lines.

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Recent STAAR test scores show little improvement among Texas’ lowest-performing students, with gaps widening along racial and income level lines. Experts disagree about the causes, but factors such as overburdened teachers, lack of funding and unrealistically high expectations are leading to increased skepticism from policy makers and advocacy groups of the three-year-old program. (The Dallas Morning News)

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