Parents Sue to Stop TEA from Counting 2015-16 STAAR Scores
05.23.2016 — A group of parents is suing TEA to bar the state from including the results of this year’s third- through eighth-grade STAAR in the public school accountability system.
“According to a lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency and its commissioner Mike Morath, four parents claim the elementary and middle school State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, was illegal this year. They allege in the lawsuit filed in Travis County that the state failed to shorten the tests in accordance with House Bill 743, which passed in 2015.”
The group appears to be the same that launched a gofundme campaign called “Stop the 2016 STAAR results,” which has raised more than $20,000 to date to fund such a lawsuit.