A Houston mom says standardized tests are important
As the Texas education commissioner promises parents will get a look at the much-maligned "STAAR" test in August, a Houston mom says she's happy with the status quo.
Mom Jaye McAfee, whose daughter attends MacGregor elementary, says she doesn't want standardized tests to go away.
"My concern is that without any type of standardized testing at all there won't be a level of accountability for the teachers and for the districts."
McAfee says she remembers the standardized tests she took as a child.
"Those tests were just never that big of a deal. It was strictly an assessment to see where you stood against other students across the nation."
The education commissioner says he hopes making the tests public will satisfy some who want to drop the STAAR test entirely.