Texas public schools will be graded pass-fail this summer as the state eases in a new system to measure whether students are meeting academic standards.
That is, unless lawmakers decide to delay the new school accountability ratings, which have been on hold since 2011 as new standardized tests were rolled out. The Texas Senate has already passed a bill that would provide a ratings reprieve until 2014 because of the frenzy of proposed legislative changes to testing, graduation requirements and accountability.
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