Perry: Defer 15-Percent Rule
Gov. Rick Perry today called on the Texas Education Agency to further defer the implementation of a controversial educational provision called the “15-percent rule.”
It requires high schools to base 15 percent of a student’s final course grade on their performance on the STAAR exam, a statewide standardized test. Incorporating STAAR results into course grades has been widely criticized.
Meanwhile, State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, introduced a bill to permanently give local school districts the option of whether to implement the 15-percent rule.