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Document Number: 1388

Competency Testing for High School Graduation -- Notes on the Texas Lawsuit : GI Forum v. Texas Education Agency MS Word - On January 7, 2000, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Prado of San Antonio ruled on a case that many states have been watching closely. The issue before the court was whether the passage of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) examination as a requirement for a high school diploma unfairly discriminates against Texas minority students or violates their due process rights. The court held that the Texas Education Agency did create a fair education policy when it created the "high-stakes" TAAS test. Thus, the passage requirement of TAAS does not unfairly discriminate against Texas minority students. (Katy Anthes, Education Commission of the States, May 2000)...
Author: Katy Anthes
Publisher: ECS

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