Texas’ temporary policy relieved high-stakes for 14,422 students according to IDRA’s analysis. Students who are economically disadvantaged, Latino or African American benefited most from the alternative graduation policy established by the Texas legislature in 2015. But this policy was set to expire in 2019, but the legislature extended it. See this infographic for IDRA’s key findings and some ways accountability systems hurt children.
See IDRA’s analysis policy brief, Don’t Block Graduation Because of a Test, and related statement, Reported STAAR Design Flaws in Reading Show Why High-stakes Punishments Should be Removed from the STAAR.