History of Standardized Testing in Texas


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Why is Texas state educational policy important on a national scale?

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1. Why did Texas adopt statewide standardized testing for students in 1980?

2. Which of the following standardized tests is currently the required test for Texas students?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet duo will test you on concepts like Texas' educational policy, statewide standardized testing, and Texas' current required test.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The aim of this quiz and worksheet is to challenge you on:

  • The significance of the Texas educational policy
  • Texas' adoption of statewide standardized testing
  • The currently used standardized test
  • Controversy surrounding the STAAR
  • A education reform movement influenced by Texas' policies

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Texas' influence on national education
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Texas' standardized testing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding controversy over the State of Texas Assessment for Academic Readiness

Additional Learning

You'll be able to intake even more information about Texas' standardized testing with our related lesson. This lesson is called History of Standardized Testing in Texas and will make a point to go over:

  • Impacts of the 1980s and 1990s
  • Names of different standardized tests
  • Contrasts among standardized tests
  • Why Texas relies so heavily on standardized testing