Related Program: Texas Standard Are The STAAR Tests Too Hard? Critics Rally For A Closer Look. By Camille Phillips • Apr 9, 2019 Related Program: Texas Standard ShareTweetEmail Wes Scalf, 13, speaks to his mom, Lisa Scalf, in their home in February 2019. (Camille Phillips/Texas Public Radio) “To hear that they were testing at two to three grade levels above the grade level they should have been testing at was surprising, and really just made me angry.” Listen Listening... / 4:33 Texas Standard | April 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. Tags: STAAReducationTexas Station CollaborativeShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.