The English I STAAR test—reading and writing—is what's holding students back. Check out the amounts of money districts are using for re-testing. No analysis, btw, of who exactly is failing these tests. To not name race/ethnic and class privilege and conversely, under-privilege, is to perpetuate a flawed system that simply sweeps these under the carpet. Yet all people are really affected when we see how our very scarce resources are getting used. They go not only to a private vendor (Pearson, Inc.) but to the whole remedial cottage industry that gets built around this socially constructed failure.
Texas students still struggle on STAAR writing tests