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Big Changes Proposed to TAKS Test

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

Taking the TAKS test may be less intimidating in the near future.

A plan unveiled in Austin Tuesday by the House and Senate education committees proposes no longer requiring students to pass the TAKS to move to the next grade. Instead, individual school districts would determine if a borderline student is held back.

In a statement, Senate Education Committee Chair Florence Shapiro said, "Just because we have said social promotion won't be based on a single test doesn't mean we won't take care of those students (who are under performing). We're not saying they won't be held back; we're just saying the decision won't be based on one test."

The other major change recommends basing annual school performance ratings on three years of TAKS tests rather than only the most recent.


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