Author - Butch Hudson

Butch has worked with testing and accountability for 15 years at the campus, district, regional, and state levels. Originally from North Carolina, Butch is the State Assessment Specialist for the Education Service Center Region 13, helping district test coordinators and others navigate the world of STAAR and TELPAS testing. He is available to answer any of your state testing policy and procedure questions.


New STAAR Item Types

HB 3906 (2019) and HB 3261 (2021) require that new item types be developed for the STAAR tests. HB 3261 changes §39.023 (c-8) to read, “Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, no more than 75 percent of the available points on an assessment developed under Subsection (a) or (c)...

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STAAR Redesign

As a result of House Bill (HB) 3906, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019, the STAAR tests are undergoing a major redesign that will affect how students are...