Gov. waives STAAR Testing for current academic year

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Posted 3/16/20

Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year and is requesting that the U.S. Department of Education waive federal testing requirements.

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Gov. waives STAAR Testing for current academic year

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Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year and is requesting that the U.S. Department of Education waive federal testing requirements.

In a press release Monday morning, the governor’s office said Abbott is working closely with the Texas Education Agency to ensure that schools continue to deliver instruction to students while students are absent or while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

“This includes tailoring instruction for students with special needs so that they have access to the same education as other students in the district,” the release said.  “Abbott will continue to work with the TEA on developing additional methods to ensure that students are learning and ready to succeed at the next grade-level. These discussions are ongoing and more information will be provided as it develops.”

"Your health and safety are top priorities, and the state of Texas will give school districts flexibility to protect and ensure the health of students, faculty, and their families," Abbott said in the release. "We will empower schools to make the best decisions to protect their communities from COVID-19.

“Superintendents should continue to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty, and their families. Their leadership is an important part of our statewide efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect public health.”

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