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November 18, 2020      3:09 PM

Lawmakers call for Texas to ditch STAAR this year

Morath and Abbott hold firm while members write: “At most, any administration of the STAAR exam during the 2020-2021 school year should only serve as a diagnostic instrument to see where our students stand academically as opposed to an assessment instrument to determine district and campus sanctions under the current A-F accountability system.”

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath is getting the pressure from all sides – House lawmakers, teacher groups and even State Board of Education members – but continues to hold firm on the idea that accountability can happen this year, even under some unspecified modified format.

By Kimberly Reeves

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