Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.
“I have eliminated the STAAR testing requirements for this school year,” said Gov. Abbott. “Your health and safety are top priorities, and the state of Texas will give school districts flexibility to protect and ensure the health of students, faculty, and their families.”
Gov. Abbott additionally requested the Department of Education waive federal testing requirements for the 2019/2020 school year.
“We must empower schools to focus on the health of their students, teachers and families.”