The Texas grade levels that may be seeing fewer exams
As some students in the Sun City are gearing up for their last round of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test this morning, discussions to roll back on standardized testing are happening in Austin this week.
The Texas House approved changes to that limit STAAR tests to no more than 50 percent of the student grades for schools.
According to the Dallas Morning News, it's meant to address concerns that Texas is over-testing students.
The bill would eliminate social studies tests in the eighth grade and the U.S. history test in high school.
A committee would ultimately decide if students who failed the STAAR test in fifth and eighth grades would move onto the next grade level.
Reducing tests would save the state $11 million.
This is just one of many bills being considered this session.
The House is expected to give final approval before moving on to the Senate.