Month: April 2012

STAAR and TEKS – not a match


Ever since TAKS was replaced with STAAR, I still wonder why TEKS wasn’t changed to STEAR.

  • TAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
  • TEKS – Texas Essentials of Knowledge and Skills
  • STAAR – State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
  • STEAR – State of Texas Essentials of Academic Readiness

Italicized means currently used. Bold means I want to use them.

STEAR was completely made up by me. I want the acronyms to change – if STAAR is with TEKS I think TEKS should say bye bye and join TAKS in the black hole, while STEAR joins. Just thinking.