STAAR Alternate 2 Waiver Request is open for public comment

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted the draft Texas Waiver Request Regarding STAAR Alternate 2 for public comment on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate 2 webpage.

For the second year, Texas is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Education (USDE) regarding the 1.0 percent threshold on the percentage of students statewide who participate in alternate assessments aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (i.e., STAAR Alternate 2) during the 2018–2019 school year.

TEA will also provide notification of this waiver request by publishing information in the Texas Register on Friday, November 30, 2018. TEA is accepting comments regarding this waiver request via email to The public comment period begins Friday, November 16, 2018, and ends Monday, December 17, 2018, at 5:00 PM (CT). Note that TEA will not respond to individual comments but will incorporate the comments as it is in finalizing the waiver request before submission to the USDE.

For additional information, please contact Ann Jacobson at

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