Education Commissioner Michael Williams is relying on vigilance and integrity within Texas school districts to determine if calculators on electronic tablets should be the future of the STAAR test. Williams announced Thursday, March 20, he will allow the devices for next year’s eighth grade math assessment, but only on a trial basis. Williams’ announcement came on the heels of a decision by the State Board of Education to include algebra problems on the eighth grade assessment beginning in the 2014-15 school year…

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