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January 9, 2018      5:38 PM

New K12 academic accountability, with higher standards, sent to DC for fed approval

The bar for student achievement is higher; the feds and special ed advocates wanted to see schools held accountable for students with disabilities

The bar for student achievement in Texas is significantly higher in a redlined draft that the Texas Education Agency has now sent to the Department of Education.

Education Commissioner Mike Morath wrote the original draft, submitted last September, prospectively.

The intention was to allow the stakeholder process to identify specifics. But the Department of Education returned the state’s draft in late December asking for revisions. The document sent to the Department of Education this week complied with those requests.

By Kimberly Reeves

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