Texas Technical High School is located in Lubbock, TX and is in Texas Technology University High School District. It is a public school that serves students in grades 9-12. See Texas Technical High School's test results to learn more about school performance.more
Lynn: I would strongly recommend against this school if your child has test anxiety or has any learning disability. Homeschooled students who don't have a 504 plan or IEP may struggle with the final exam and I don't want you to experience the same heartbreak and frustration my daughter had. She suffers from dyslexia and it is difficult to keep facts and figures organized in her head. She did very well on the class projects and quizzes (had a 94% going into the final). She spent over 100 hours on these projects and text reading. After asking for guidance from the instructor as to what to study for the final exam, she basically told her to re-read the 400 pages of text and memorize everything in it. We did the best to have her prepared (studying 12 hours for the final) only to have her receive a 60% on the test. Because you need to score over 70% on the final, she failed the class!! I have a masters in teaching and taught high school myself and was beyond disappointed that they gave her a failing grade in a class that she gave so much time and effort to!
by a Parent
on Feb 15, 2012
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The TAKS is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in Grades 3 through 9 in reading, in Grades 4 and 7 in writing, and in Grades 10 and 11 in English language arts. Math skills are assessed in Grades 3 through 11, and students are assessed in Grades 5, 8, 10, and 11 in science, and in Grades 8, 10, and 11 in social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of two ratings: met standard or commended performance. The goal is for all students to meet the state standard. Students must pass the TAKS tests in grades 3, 5, and 8 in order to be promoted to the next grade, and in grade 11 in order to graduate from high school.