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The Source: Standardized Testing In Texas

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As Texas students head back to school they are also heading back for another year of high-stakes standardized testing.

The number of required tests are being rolled back, but the school year is still driven by the tests.

And many have reached the conclusion that the testing system is broken.

Once again the Texas Education Agency has declined to raise the standards for the tests, and that's being seen as an admission of failure for the whole testing scheme.

What do you want to see happen with standardized testing?

Guests:

  • State Sen. Kel Seligar, R-Big Spring.
  • Holly Eaton, Texas Classroom Teachers Association, director of professional development and advocacy.

*This is the first segment in the August 28 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi