On Friday..the Texas Education Commissioner made the announcement to do away with the 15 percent rule in which the standardized test counted for 15 percent of a student's overall grade.
The news reflects a recent push by individual districts who want a complete overhaul of the state's testing system.
Proponents hope the decision will give them more time to convince legislators to take action.
A grassroots group made up of parents and local leaders is holding a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss the issue and answer any questions.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Mockingbird branch of the Abilene Public Library.