STAAR math test’s impact on students to change

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On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Michael Williams announced that the STAAR 3-8 math results will not be included in state accountability statistics for 2015. The Commissioner said he decided that more time is needed for students to adjust to the newly adopted math standards that were implemented during the 2014-2015 school year.

Additionally, TEA has announced that while all students will still be required to take the STAAR math exam during the week of April 20, students in grades 5 and 8 will not be required to pass the STAAR math test in order to move on to the next grade level. This exception is for the 2014-2015 school year only. Students in grade 5 and 8 will still be required to pass the STAAR reading test that was administered in March in order to move to the next grade level.

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