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Texas to resume high-stakes standardized testing

1 month 5 days 13 hours ago Friday, October 23 2020 Oct 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 12:13 PM October 23, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JIM VERTUNO
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' top education official says the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing in the upcoming school year. Texas plans to reopen schools in August despite record numbers of daily confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said Tuesday that includes the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test. Testing was suspended when school were closed to combat the pandemic. The Texas State Teachers Association says the tests should be put off at least another year as schools try to figure out how to return to the classroom.

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