Four area superintendents are very critical of the state's latest assessment system, the STAAR tests. They say the tests could derail students' college plans.
Perhaps, the real issue is the STAAR makes it apparently obvious that the public school systems are not producing students who are ready for college?
The STAAR test is an excellent medium to determine how well a student will perform on the ACT or SAT tests. These statistics are now being elevated to a higher-degree of public awareness. Actual student readiness for college hasn't changed. Perhaps, the public has been enlightened with the STAAR assessment.