Summer school to continue for fifth and eighth-grade students

The Texas Education Agency has decided that the June STAAR test for fifth and eighth-grade students will not be given this year, and promotion to the next grade level for these students will not be based on STAAR results. Instead, districts will base student promotion on an individual basis with consideration given to available and relevant academic information. 

Summer school will continue as planned for fifth and eighth-grade students through June 22. Garland ISD strongly recommends students continue with summer school to help close achievement gaps in reading and math. In July, home campuses will notify parents regarding promotion.