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State Senator Kel Seliger Announces Plans to Phase Out TAKS

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

At a town hall meeting in Big Spring yesterday, State Senator Kel Seliger announced plans to phase out the TAKS test in the next three years. According to the article in the Big Spring Herald:

Seliger also trumpeted plans to phase out the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) standardized test within the next three years and replace it with end-of-course exams.

“Instead of looking at how a student performs on the TAKS test, we should see how he or she performs over a two or three-year period,” he said. “We also need to make these tests consistent with what’s being taught at the individual school districts.” Read the full article here