From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

March 27, 2012
Contact: Gina Dowdy, (806) 374-8994

Senator Seliger Observes Midland Students Taking the New STAAR Test

MIDLAND -- In an effort to see firsthand the implementation of the STAAR testing system, Senator Kel Seliger was in Midland today to observe MISD students taking the first round of the new STAAR exams.

"As a member of the public education committee, I felt it was important to see the real world implications of the decisions that are made in Austin. I was pleased to witness the first round of testing, and feedback from educators will be critical as we evaluate the success of this first year of implementation. I look forward to continuing to work with all of the stakeholders to ensure that our testing regimen is an effective and meaningful measure of accountability."