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Light showers began to move in to the area during the early morning hours this morning, allowing our weathernet sites to record anywhere from .02 to .10 inches of rain. More showers are building in from our west, and will deposit a light rain and mist for the durations of the afternoon. Highs will be slightly warmer today, ...
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.