EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The state of Texas is building on the idea of having students take the STAAR Assessment test online.
As of now, accountability has been waived for this school year, which means results from students who do take the test will be used for data recording and diagnostic purposes. Although it may be easier to administer and monitor the test online, there is still some concern for educators.
“There’s a significant cost saving to testing online, however without the punitive consequences attached to standardized testing that in itself is a tremendous cost-saving,” said Georgina Perez, Representative with the Texas State Board of Education.
The STAAR Test is projected to begin online-only deployment in 2022. Currently, only 20 percent of Texas students take the test online.