STAAR glitches affect over 50,000 students throughout Texas

TEXAS (KWES) - Texas has waived some passing requirements for students after a glitch during the STAAR tests in April.

The glitch affected nearly 48,000 students who were booted from their exams for nearly 20 minutes.

Around 29,000 students were also affected by connectivity slowdowns for approximately 90 minutes.

5th and 8th graders who were affected by the glitches will not be required to pass the STAAR exams to move on to the next grade.

The state will also take these problems into account when calculating each school's campus and district accountability ratings.

Educational Testing Services, the firm that administers the STAAR test, has been fined $100,000.

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