Texas to Make Most STAAR Exams Public in August

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Parents will get a sooner-than-expected look at the much-maligned state standardized tests their children are taking.

Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced Tuesday that most major editions of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR exam, will be released to the public in August.

That's mere months after they are administered this spring.

Current law requires that the exams taken by students by released every three years, meaning many wouldn't be seen by the public until at least next year.

But Williams said he hopes that the early release will answer concerns of some who "have viewed the inability to see the actual tests as a reason to invalidate the entire process."

STAAR has been heavily criticized since students across Texas began taking it last school year.

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