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Issue Position: TAKS Test

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Texas must be in the business of promoting the highest educational standards, not watering down the curriculum by "teaching to the test." Recently the Texas legislature made important strides in reforming the high-stakes TAKS test regime that too often dominates the public school curriculum. Even so, much work remains to be done to promote the appropriate use of standardized tests in Texas schools.

The State Board of Education must work closely with teachers' groups, local school boards, and the Texas legislature to extend standardized testing reforms to elementary and middle school grades and to promote the diagnostic use of standardized tests.

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