Less Standardized Testing as House Bill 5 Goes Into Effect

Complaints from parents and teachers about the number of standardized tests in the Texas school system have led to legislation known as House Bill 5.

The bill cuts the 15 different tests required for high school students by two thirds, and State Rep. Abel Herrero said it was a statewide effort.

"That's one of the provisions we supported in working with," Herrero said. "in combination with area leaders and individuals in education, we were able to propose an idea, if you will, and it was adopted and became legislation and now will become law."

Beginning Sept. 1, high school students will only have to take five standardized tests covering English, math, science and history.


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