TEA pauses A-F school ratings for 2020-21, but STAAR test will proceed

The Texas Education Agency says they are pausing A-F ratings for schools due to ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19, but they will proceed with STAAR testing to help parents and educators understand what students have learned this year and gauge the impacts of the pandemic on education.

Texas parents demand more accountability, training in Special Ed

Disability Rights-Texas released statewide research which reveals a widespread failure by many school districts to train those interacting with special needs students in the proper use of restraints and a refusal by many ISD’s to report physical restraints as required by federal law.

Texas to resume high-stakes standardized testing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing for millions of students.