<div class="byline">Ann Powers\nEditor<\/div>\nMINERAL WELLS\u2014The pomp and circumstance of graduation is a milestone and Mineral Wells school board members want to ensure seniors enjoy it, even if it\u2019s uncertain whether they qualify \u2013 yet.\n\nDue to the Texas Education Agency\u2019s redesign of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness program, some STAAR End-of-Course exam scores won\u2019t be available until approximately May 31. Mineral Wells High School commencement is scheduled May 26.\n\nThis timeline could prevent a few students from walking the stage who have met all the graduation requirements, except knowing if they passed a retest of a STAAR exam. Graduates must successfully earn 22 or 26 credits based on their graduation plan, have a 90% attendance rate, and pass three out of the five state tests. Students are allowed to retake the exams if they don't pass.\n\nNot wanting to rob them of a potentially key moment in their lives, trustees unanimously approved a resolution temporarily suspending the test result provision for the 2022-23 school year during a special meeting on May 19. It applies to students who have taken the exams and are waiting for their scores.\n\n\u201cThe grading schedule is wonky because they redesigned STAAR,\u201d Superintendent Dr. John Kuhn said. \u201cWe would just hate for a kid to have passed the test and not get to walk and then find out they passed the test later and would\u2019ve been eligible if we would\u2019ve known in time.\u201d\n\nSTAAR results aren\u2019t expected to be delayed next year, Kuhn added.\n\nSchool officials said the students won\u2019t be singled out and will appear as any other graduate. None of the high school\u2019s graduating seniors receive diplomas at the commencement ceremony. Those are delivered later.