Teaching Over Testing Act offers hope to improve education

The flaws of state testing mentioned in my last two posts (here and here) have not gone unnoticed by lawmakers. Texas Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) announced the Teaching Over Testing Act Feb. 1, 2017, to decentralize the impact of standardized testing in the classroom. Also known as House Bill 1333, the act offers four … Continue reading Teaching Over Testing Act offers hope to improve education

Spring marks the start of state testing overload

For students and teachers in Texas, with the blossoms of spring comes the start of state testing. In public schools across the state, teachers are in a frenzy to make sure their students are prepared for the STAAR exams. Used to evaluate student achievement and hold schools accountable, tests like these are necessary to ensure … Continue reading Spring marks the start of state testing overload