Schools take issue with new state accountability system

The state of Texas rolled out a new A-F grading system this year to assess individual schools and districts based on standardized testing results. The complex system of sub-population indicators, categories, and other data gathered on a state level is reduced to a simple letter grade. Educators argue that when presented to the public as a stand alone assessment, is not an accurate representation of student or school success.

Bryan High earns 5 of 7 distinctions on STAAR

During the 2014-2015 school year, Bryan High earned 5 out of 7 distinctions on the STAAR test and met all standards for the state’s accountability rating. “The STAAR tests accountability ratings include english, biology, social studies, and math, as well as secondary readiness, which covers how we prepare students for college or technical schools. Principal […]

Overtesting leads to low performance

In high school, students are forced to take various standardized tests that supposedly gauge intelligence and skill.

Throughout the year, students take so many practice tests from release TAKS, to benchmarks, to field tests, that the testing becomes self-defeating.

ASVAB tests students for career aptitude

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is an exam that students may take to measure their strengths, weaknesses and potential for future success. ASVAB is provided by the military, and testing will occur on December 6 at 8:15.

Students who are interested in taking the exam should sign up in the GO Center by November 30.

PSAT registration under way

The PSAT and PLAN tests will be given at Bryan High School on Wednesday, October 12th.