Lawmakers want to change the way some schools tutor students for TAKS test

Students will not be pulled out of class for special tutoring to prepare for the TAKS test, if a bill passed by the state Senate today is signed into law.

An increasing number of students are being removed from classes that aren't tested by the state so that they can be prepped for the TAKS, according to the bills author.

Under the bill, students could not be removed from a class for more than 10 percent of class time for tutoring or remediation.