A bill filed by State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) would allow school districts to opt-out of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests, or STAAR tests. If passed, each school district’s board of trustees could decide whether to have STAAR testing.

“Our school children need to have access to the very best education possible,” Slaton said, defending his proposal, House Bill 4198. “That’s why we need to end these horrible standardized tests for those schools who find that they are detrimental to their children’s education.” 

His proposal would also require parents to be notified of their school district’s exemption from STAAR testing, and make sure students in said districts still receive high school diplomas.

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Joshua Pierce

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