Students will be required to take STAAR test in person, TEA says

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Texas students will have to take this year’s STAAR tests in person.

The Texas Education Agency released new guidance for school districts requiring students to take the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test in person, which would allow the tests to be taken under the supervision of an administrator.

Schools will have extended windows from April to June for the testing, along with the alternate test and Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System test and its alternate test.

According to the TEA, the extended testing window should help districts plan for health and safety protocols that are in place.

The TEA guidance can be viewed below or online at https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/FAQs-for-Spring-2021-Assessments.pdf.

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