From the Region 10 ELAR/Literacy Listserv:
We wanted to direct you to a new source of STAAR information that TEA has placed on its web site. There are some slight changes and clarifications to information you may have previously been given. Pay special attention to slides 37-48, as they deal with graduation requirements, repeating 9th graders, and 8th grade students who take courses with a STAAR end-of-course assessment attached.
To find the PowerPoint, follow this link:
and click on the first resource: TEA Update on the STAAR Program (PDF posted on 08/16/11)