By Michael V. Hannigan
A new standardized test is still a month away for Texas public schools, but high school students may have caught their biggest break last week.
Friday, Feb. 17, Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott gave school districts the option of delaying the so-called “15 percent rule” one year.
The rule requires the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course tests to count as 15 percent of a student’s final grade.
A statement released by the Texas Education Agency said Scott made the move “after receiving input