Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,
Federal and state laws require public school districts to administer state assessments. State assessments, such as STAAR and EOCs, involve confidential testing materials that must be administered in secure testing environments.
You may be aware that some media outlets recently reported that students in virtual learning programs are not required to report to their campus for state assessments. However, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has informed school districts that they are required to take steps to encourage remote/virtual learners to participate in state assessments.
Katy ISD has developed a Spring Testing Schedule designed to enhance existing campus safety protocols.
The schedule allows for additional spacing among students, and additional onsite staff support during STAAR and EOC testing through the utilization of the District’s Intermittent School to Home (ISH) Virtual Instruction model. During testing timeframes, specific grade levels will transition to ISH on days outlined in the schedule to support increased social distancing practices. All Katy ISD students are encouraged to participate in state assessments this spring in the safest testing environment possible.
Please contact your child’s campus should you have any questions about the spring assessments.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding throughout this very challenging year.