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Sarah Underbrink


Sarah Underbrink has been working with at-risk public high school students in Dallas/Fort Worth for twelve years. She also blogs and podcasts about how to support students at

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Texas taking the ‘standard’ out of standardized testing

As this year’s group of high school students looked at their test scores and learned whether or not they would be graduating, their teachers noticed something a little... odd. The students who took the paper version of the English 2 STAAR test passed with a raw score of 41. The students who took the online version? The special education and dyslexic students? They needed a 42 to pass.