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Manor ISD response to Commissioner Morath waiving grade 5 and 8 student retesting and retention requirements

Friday afternoon of last week, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that the state was going to cancel the June administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing for all fifth and eighth grade students and waive the Student Success Initiative’s (SSI) accelerated instruction requirements for those students.

 

Though it is no longer a state mandate, Manor ISD believes that it is critical for struggling students to receive the additional academic support provided by the District’s summer school programs and therefore will operate the fifth and eighth grade SSI summer programs as scheduled, for the remainder of this week. The District highly encourages all students to continue attending. Because the test administration originally scheduled for next week has been cancelled, Thursday, June 16 will be the last day for this summer program.

 

All other summer programs will continue to operate as scheduled, including high school EOC camps and testing in July.

 

Campus principals will meet with parents of impacted fifth and eighth grade students throughout out the remainder of the summer to develop an instructional plan based on each student’s individual needs to ensure students have the appropriate resources needed to be successful next year.

 

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact your student’s campus principal.

 
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