KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Texas Rethinking Its Testing, Curriculum Standards

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has been a national leader in using tough curriculums and standardized tests to hold schools accountable.

Now, though, the state is preparing to step back from some of those policies. And several other states are considering similar moves.

Texas lawmakers say they fear youngsters are being forced to take too many high-stakes tests and that some may drop out because of unreasonable expectations.

The Texas House has approved an overhaul that cuts the number of standardized tests in high school from 15 to five. The state would also create a base diploma that doesn't require Algebra II or high-level math and science courses.

But some worry about overcorrection, fearful that making school too easy will leave students ill-prepared for the modern workforce.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 202751011