State-mandated tests loom for public school students across Texas this week, but fifth- and eighth-graders do not yet know if they must pass the exams to move up a grade.
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness begin Tuesday for fifth- and eighth-graders, and “parents and students should assume that the promotion requirements will be in place,” said Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe, who added that a decision might come early this week.
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