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April 11, 2018      2:10 PM

Morath announces intention to exempt school districts ravaged by Harvey from accountability

“I’m anticipating that a relatively large number of campuses from Corpus to the Louisiana border would be eligible for that,” Morath said

All students will be taking the state’s STAAR assessments this year, but not all of those scores will count toward school and district accountability, Commissioner Mike Morath said today.

The Texas Education Agency has estimated about 100,000 of Texas’ 5.4 million schoolchildren were displaced by Hurricane Harvey last fall, within and across school districts. That led to some active lobbying by the Houston Independent School District and others to forego testing.

The state and federally mandated testing, however, started this week.

By Kimberly Reeves

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