Responding to pressure from lawmakers, parents and school leaders statewide, Education Commissioner Robert Scott announced today that the Texas Education Agency will defer a rule requiring that new student assessments count for 15 percent of students' final grades.
In a statement, Scott said that he decided to delay the rule for a year after receiving statutory clarification from state leaders on the agency's authority to postpone the policy. "I remain committed to public school accountability," he wrote. "The new assessment system will be better for students and educators and will better ensure Texas students are ready for postsecondary success."
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