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April 6th STAAR Online Administration Glitch

In our efforts to keep you informed, we wanted to let you know that this morning, the Texas Education Agency’s online STAAR testing platform partly crashed statewide.  The outage caused a disruption for those students who were taking the online administration of the test for 4th grade writing, 7th grade writing, and English 1 EOC.

A majority of our GISD students were taking these tests on paper and were not impacted by this disruption. The STAAR tests are being administered this year on paper, online or a combination of the two.  Unfortunately, TEA does not allow students to switch testing methods once they have begun the test.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this statewide issue.  We will update you with any new guidance as soon as we can.