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Stockdale ISD suspends math STAAR for promotions
The Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) has joined other school districts across the state to approve a resolution to suspend use of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) math results for promotion purposes.
According to Stockdale ISD Programs and Testing Coordinator Roxanne Moczygemba after the July 14 school board meeting, the trustees approved a resolution stating that the district will not use the STAAR results for the fifth and eighth grades as a criterion for promotion to the next grade. The reading STAAR results will continue to be used.
The board also adopted two items related to Texas House Bill (HB) 5 relating to graduation requirements and school performance.
The first was the adoption of the academic achievement for graduation from high school. The revision changes the minimum course requirements as approved with HB 5.
The second HB 5-related issue is the posting of the district’s performance and the performance of each campus regarding community and student engagement. The ratings of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable will be awarded to each campus in categories such as fine arts, second language, digital learning, environment, and dropout-prevention strategies. The school’s ratings will be posted later this month.
The board also:
•Renewed the district’s retainer with Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Gallegos & Green, P.C., which serves as attorney for the district.
•Increased the extracurricular activity absences from 17 days to the maximum of 22 absences. There will be no limit on post-district activities.
•Met in executive session to discuss results of a safety and security audit.
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