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With rains progressing down in the Gulf, we've upped our rain coverage today to 40%. Highs will reach the lower 90's. Showers will continue on and off for tonight and spilling over into the morning hours on Saturday. Saturday sees a 70% coverage of showers with highs only reaching the mid and upper 80's. By Monday, Labor Day, we taper our rain ...
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.