Monday, August 29th, 2016
A state representative who has passed legislation aimed at reeling in Texas’ standardized testing regime is calling on the state to ditch required STAAR exams while it “tries to iron out STAAR’s many kinks.”
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken said Thursday that the state's current public education accountability system is "broken and badly in need of fixing."
Monday, June 25th, 2012
San Marcos CISD students met state averages in two of five tests administered to mostly ninth graders and exceeded them in another, according to a first glimpse of STAAR testing data released by the school district. They...
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
San Marcos CISD Superintendent Mark Ead's decision to withhold districtwide STAAR results from the public can only beg one question: How bad is it?
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
After much debate, San Marcos CISD trustees voted last month to adopt a math program intended get students learning algebra in eighth grade. Traditionally, elementary and middle school students are not taught algebra and the Texas Education...
Friday, August 5th, 2011
San Marcos CISD as a whole and a six of its campuses met the federal government's yearly academic progress standard based on standardized test scores. Two elementary schools and San Marcos High School fell short.
Monday, September 27th, 2010
San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently presented a proclamation from the city recognizing the Bowie Elementary School's staff and students for their efforts in gaining another "exemplary" ranking from the Texas Education Agency.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Hays CISD schools have been awarded 24 Gold Performance Acknowledgements (GPAs)based on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) performance ratings. Thirteen of the eighteen campuses were given one or more GPAs.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Nine Hays CISD campuses received Gold Performance Acknowledgements from the Texas Education Agency for achievements other than those used to determine accountability to the state.
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
IN THE SAN MARCOS CISD CHANNEL: San Marcos school district officials say preliminary TAKS scores indicate a rise in the majority of test scores overall and for various subpopulations.