This section of the website describes the basic elements that were
investigated and defines and describes each of the tests. TASP is
included in this section because it is also a standardized test
for Texas students. There have been some questions of late relating
the TASP and the TAAS. Some of these include:
- Why are so many students passing the TAAS, and failing the TASP?
- What exactly is the TASP?
- Why is there one test for exiting high school and another test
These questions are not all fully answered in this site, but they
are valid questions and a good start for another project.
We encourage you to investigate all of the claims, both for and
against any point on this website. We also encourage further reading
and research and, of course, critical thinking on your part.