STAAR vs. TAKS: how they add up
TEXAS — In a few months, Texas students will take the STAAR test for the first time. It's the new standardized test, that's replacing the old TAKS test. The Texas Education Agency's website says STAAR is a more rigorous assessment, but does that mean more pressure for both the students and the teachers?
Watch the video to hear one former teacher's opinion.
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STAAR vs. TAKS
STAAR: State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
TAKS: Texas Assessment of Knowlege and Skills
STAAR: 3rd-8th grade assessment same grades and subjects assessed like TAKS
STAAR: high school assessment general subject area TAKS will be replaced with 12, not 4, STAAR end-of-course (or EOC) assessments
STAAR: four hour time limit has been placed for STAAR assessments, where TAKS was untimed
STAAR: less multiple choice questions, more open ended questions with essay format
for more on STAAR vs. TAKS visit the Texas Education Agency's website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/