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End-Of-Course Grading Policy Deferred Again

End-Of-Course Grading Policy Deferred Again

State officials want more time to discuss the end of course rule tied to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) press release, Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced the 15 percent end-of-course grading policy would be deferred for the 2012-2013 academic year after much persuasion from state officials, including Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewherst.

“Deferring the 15 percent rule for this school year relieves some of the pressure being felt in Texas districts as we continue the transition to a more rigorous accountability system,” Williams said. “This deferral also allows the Texas Legislature ample opportunity to address the various issues and concerns that have been expressed about implementation of the new system.”

Read the entire press release at TEA News.