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The pros and cons of the STAAR test going online

While some teachers have reservations about the now fully online STAAR exam, their anxiety may be offset by younger students’ relief.


The STAAR test is going fully online this year.


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This year, the STAAR test will be fully online. News 88.7's education and families reporter Dominic Anthony Walsh has been talking with educators about that and other changes to the exam and concerns they've raised about it.

We follow up his report with a discussion of some of the pros and cons of the redesigned test with Dr. Melissa Gallagher, assistant professor of mathematics education from the University of Houston College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer & Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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