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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 […]

New STAAR Alternate 2 Participation Requirements Take Effect May 1, 2018!

In a TETN presentation on April 25, 2018, new STAAR Alternate 2 participation requirements for the 2019 administration were announced. The newly revised Participation Requirements take effect May 1, 2018. They include changes to the number of requirements (there are now five instead of four), and clarifying language that defines a significant cognitive disability. The […]

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Update!

TEA  has released a To the Administrator Addressed letter which provides updates on the implementation of the ESSA.  Highlights of the letter are below. Please note that the new legislation does not impact any requirements or reports for the 2015-2016 school year, nor does it change any current state statutes or requirements. Title I assessment requirements did not […]

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