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Here at USATestprep, a central aspect of our mission is to help educators prepare their students for state standard assessments and meet the requirements of academic rigor that will help them find success in their academic careers and beyond. That said, we also recognize that the academic subjects listed on a state’s standards aren’t the only areas of education that matter. We believe, and research confirms, that a child’s social and emotional development are equally important in creating young people that are prepared to be successful in their lives, relationships, careers, and academic pursuits.
Over the last couple of years, the Texas Legislature has passed a series of bills with major implications for educators and students throughout the state. Everything from the way tests are administered to the tests themselves— and even how teachers are compensated— is in a state of transition.
The Texas State Legislature passed House Bill 3 in 2019, resulting in a massive potential increase in the level of compensation that quality teachers can receive. This new Teacher Incentive Allotment promises to more effectively reward high-performing teachers and incentivize them to stay in teaching, and in Texas.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Teacher Incentive Allotment and how it will impact educators and school districts across the state.
The Texas state legislature recently voted to pass House Bill 3906, which ‘addresses several components related to assessments and administration.’ Written with input from actual educators and designed to provide more flexibility at the campus level when administering tests, HB 3906 should be a positive step forward for Texas education.
Here’s a guide to all of the main changes that have come from this new bill, including the most important impacts it will have on teachers.
The South Carolina Department of Education recently updated their standards for science instruction and assessment, moving from the existing SCAS standards to a new SCCCR standard
Out of over 2,300 total schools in the United States that offer Bachelor’s degrees, more than half (1,240) have said that they will no longer require any students to submit their ACT or SAT scores in order to apply for admission in fall of 2021.
USATestprep is proud to have developed an in-depth study module built around Alabama’s Applications of Finite Mathematics course, providing one of the few standards-aligned products for this course in the state of Alabama.