Our children do not need to be guinea pigs for the STAAR exam. The tests were not written by educators, and there are no study guides developed since the state did not allocate any funding for this purpose. There is not even any direction from the state regarding the rule that stipulates that the exam count 15% of a high school students' grade. Are we really asking our children to take a test blind?
If the Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency is Ready to delay the implementation of the 15% rule if it were up to him, shouldn't we as citizens of the state of Texas demand that our elected officials call a special session and delay the implementation of the 15% rule? Texas School chief says testing has gone too far. Texas Backlash against student testing New End of Course tests are implementing the 15% rule requirement in varying ways with no direction from the state.