Evaluating the Research
How are our kids measured?
What evidence supports the importance and value of TEKS/TAAS?
What evidence suggests against the importance and value of TEKS/TAAS?
What comes next?
Validity and Reliability...How High are the Stakes?
By what standards is the TAAS test considered valid?
How is the reliability of the test checked?
How often are the standards of validity and reliability examined?
How are the TAAS test scores used?
Standardized Testing...Do We Have Other Choices?
Is there a cultural bias?
Alternatives to TEKS and TAAS.
Education in America: Theory vs. Practice
What are the goals of education in American schools?
Is what is being tested in TAAS and taught in TEKS in line with modern educational theory?
How do other states in the country deal with the issue of standardized testing?