As you know the Commissioner of Education for the State of Texas has announced that
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) will be replaced by the State of
Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). This new system will require substantial
instructional leadership from campus administrators and other district leaders.
Because the design of STAAR is grounded in what is known about how students learn,
campus administrators and district leaders need to lead in a way that ensures that
teachers have the tools, resources, and strategies to ensure that all students have
access to the standards assessed on STAAR.