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Media Advisory: News Media Access to Schools Limited During STAAR and TAKS Examinations July 7-10

AUSTIN, Texas—In July, Austin ISD students are scheduled to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

To reduce distractions and help students focus on their tests, the news media's access to AISD campuses will be limited July 7-10.

As has been the practice on test days in the past, the district will continue to limit visitors' access to schools during student assessment periods. As always, AISD appreciates the news media's cooperation.

For information about summer testing sites and school assignments, please visit:

http://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dept/accountability/docs/systemwide-testing/062414_SummerTestingHS_FINAL.pdf .

To review the district's 2013-14 testing calendar, please visithttp://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dept/academics/docs/testing_calendar_2013_2014v5.pdf .

For more information, please contact the Department of Communications and Community Engagement at 414-2414