Is the 95% participation rate requirement applicable for 2022?

Is the target for participation still 95 percent of students taking a state-administered assessment for 2022 accountability?

Texas’ request to waive the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 95% assessment participation requirements for the 2021–22 school year was not approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Participation rates will be calculated for 2022 accountability, and campuses and districts that do not meet the 95% participation rate (in reading and/or math) will have the Academic Achievement component of Closing the Gaps adjusted to meet 95%. More information can be found in Chapter 4 of the 2022 Accountability Manual.

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