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A weak surge of cooler air is working into our area from the northeast with lows expected to fall into the lower 50's in most areas by daybreak. Dry weather should continue this weekend with a slow warming trend.
Education service center monitoring STAAR testing in BISD
KDM News has learned that the region five education service center is monitoring STAAR testing this week in the Beaumont School District.
Executive director Danny Lovett told us the Texas Education Agency asked his office to help out.
A spokeswoman for the agency Debbie Ratcliffe told us the request is directly related to the agency's investigation into complaints of testing irregularities and other matters in the district.
Region five is monitoring elementary, junior high and high school testing this week. Staff members from the agency will randomly pick locations and monitor without any notice.
They'll observe and take notes and pass along the information to the Texas Education Agency.
The goal is to make sure testing is done fairly and to prevent cheating.