Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that results from the 2015 STAAR assessments in math for grades 3-8, as well as STAAR A and STAAR Alt-2, will not be included in the state accountability system. TCTA had previously reported on concerns about the implementation of the new math TEKS.

Williams said, “The teachers I have spoken with have confidence that Texas students will, in time, adjust to the more rigorous math standards, but for accountability purposes asked for a transition year. Based on what I hear from those working in the classroom, I agree and will not count grades 3-8 math assessment results in 2015 accountability ratings for schools, charters and districts.”

See the news release from the Texas Education Agency here.