TAMUC Research Cited in Article Analyzing STAAR Test Results

A recent Fort Worth Star-Telegram article analyzing Fort Worth ISD's performance on the newly reformatted STAAR statewide test cites a 2019 study by researchers at A&M-Commerce.

The study—conducted by Dr. Becky Sinclair, a professor for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at A&M-Commerce, and former A&M-Commerce professor Dr. Susan Szabo—determined that in most cases, the test's reading difficulty levels were one to two years ahead of the grade level assessed.

“Thus, it is believed that many students may be failing the STAAR test because the passages are written above their grade level,” the researchers posited in the study.

Read the article at the Star-Telegram website.