Topic: Students

We Need to Change How We Test Students in Texas

Nov. 9, 2015
Students Taking Tests

Tests in Texas schools, known as the Texas Student Assessment Program, need to change.Tests need to be purposeful and provide substantive, meaningful information to teachers and parents about how to best support their students. Statewide assessments can be part of a reasonable and effective testing framework, but only if they are administered at a level that is in balance with the value they add to student learning.As of late, that has not been the case. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  

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Class of 2019: By the Numbers

Sept. 1, 2015

The Class of 2019 is here and ready to change the world. They come from all around Texas, the U.S. and the world. By the numbers, here’s a look at the newest Longhorns.

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Longhorn Welcome: Make the Most of Life at UT

Aug. 17, 2015
Students pose for a picture with the Hook 'Em mascot before the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

Summer is winding down, kickoff is getting closer and students are returning to the Forty Acres for the start of classes August 26. Take a look at how Longhorns are getting ready for the school year, and make plans to attend our signature Longhorn Welcome events.

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Finding Your Longhorn State of Mind at Orientation

July 2, 2015
Poster for 2015 Longhorn State of Mind

Throughout the summer, incoming students are exploring the Forty Acres, making new friends, registering for classes and getting in a Longhorn State of Mind during Orientation. Take a look at what the newest Longhorns are saying about the upcoming school year.

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Statement from UT on Chronicle of Higher Education Story

June 10, 2015

Read the full statement from UT Austin on recent Chronicle of Higher Education story. 

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