Petition to Change School Testing Gains Support in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A petition to change school testing is gaining support in Big Spring.

On Thursday night, the Big Spring School Board threw their support behind High Stakes Standardized Testing of Texas.

It's a group that is looking to de-emphasize standardized testing like TAKS or STAAR.

The group says standardized testing only measures what a student gets right on the test instead of what a student really knows.

443 other school districts in Texas have also thrown their support behind the group.