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Standardized testing in private and home schools

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Public school students in Texas are required by law to take the standardized STARR test.

However, private and home schooled students do not fall under that law and are therefore exempt from taking the STARR test.

In order to track student's progress, many home school teachers issue standardized tests to make sure their children are up to par.

Charleine Neill, President of the Panhandle Christian Home Educators Association, says some home school parents issue the Iowa Test of Basic Skills around May. Results are not reported to the state but parents can access them to see how their home schooled child compares to other private and public school students.

Colleen Nelson, NewsChannel 10.