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Standardized testing bill before Texas Legislature could benefit gifted/high achieving kids.

February 27, 2011

Tracy Weinberg, the Associate Director at TAGT will be testifying in support of HB 233, sponsored by Rep. Scott Hochberg (D-Houston) and now co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble); this bill would use the Texas Projection Measure to exempt students who scored highly on the 3rd and 5th grade state-administered assessments to skip taking the tests in grades 4, 6 and 7.

HB 233 would be of benefit to gifted and other high-achieving students. — Tracy Weinberg

Specifically, Weinberg advocates that passage of this bill will promote education excellence, fill an educational need for advanced and motivated students, better utilize existing tools and mechanisms (Texas Projection Measure), and save money.

To read a statement regarding his full testimony, please click Testimony on HB 233.

Here is the text to HB 233 if you are interested.

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  1. cgaregister permalink
    March 12, 2011 1:22 pm

    This would be a money saver for our district AND time saver for our GT and high achieving kids. The opportunity would be in redirecting those testing hours to “learning” hours.

    But this isn’t a new dilemma… These kids face this everyday they are not learning in school. Hats off to those fantastic teachers who understand these kids’ needs and are able to challenge them appropriately!

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