AUSTIN, Texas - (AP) - Standardized test results show Texas high school students are struggling to pass, and those who fail don't fare much better when they're tested a second, third or even fourth time.
Thousands of students starting Monday will retake the five State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness exams they must pass to graduate.
The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/18Dw96D ) students now entering their sophomore year will be the first to take all five STAAR tests required for graduation. Those who haven't passed can retake the tests as many times as needed.
More than 152,000 students recently failed the English I writing test alone. But data from the last round of retakes show less than 14 percent of those students passed, and some of those students were taking it for the fourth time.
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