Bill Text: TX HB1613 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to the alignment of college readiness standards and expectations and essential knowledge and skills and the use to satisfy requirements concerning high school end-of-course assessment instruments of performance demonstrating satisfaction of certain college readiness benchmarks on certain assessment instruments designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2015-06-19 - Effective immediately [HB1613 Detail]

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  By: Guillen (Senate Sponsor - Perry) H.B. No. 1613
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 11, 2015;
  May 12, 2015, read first time and referred to Committee on Higher
  Education; May 22, 2015, reported adversely, with favorable
  Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 6, Nays 0;
  May 22, 2015, sent to printer.)
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  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 1613 By:  Menéndez
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the alignment of college readiness standards and
  expectations and essential knowledge and skills and the use to
  satisfy requirements concerning high school end-of-course
  assessment instruments of performance demonstrating satisfaction
  of certain college readiness benchmarks on certain assessment
  instruments designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28.008(d), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  The State Board of Education shall incorporate college
  readiness standards and expectations approved by the commissioner
  of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  under Subsection (b) into the essential knowledge and skills
  identified by the board under Section 28.002(c). The State Board of
  Education shall develop and by rule adopt a chart that clearly
  indicates the alignment of the college readiness standards and
  expectations with the essential knowledge and skills identified by
  the board under Section 28.002(c).
         SECTION 2.  Section 39.025, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a-1) and adding Subsection (a-2) to read as
  follows:
         (a-1)  A student enrolled in a college preparatory
  mathematics or English language arts course under Section 28.014
  who satisfies the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness
  benchmarks prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board under Section 51.3062(f) on an assessment instrument
  designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under
  Section 51.3062(c) administered at the end of the college
  preparatory mathematics or English language arts course satisfies
  the requirements concerning and is exempt from the administration
  of the Algebra I or the English I and English II [an] end-of-course
  assessment instruments, as applicable, [in an equivalent course] as
  prescribed by Section 39.023(c), even if the student did not
  perform satisfactorily on a previous administration of the
  applicable end-of-course assessment instrument [Subsection (a)]. A
  student who fails to perform satisfactorily on the assessment
  instrument designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board under Section 51.3062(c) administered as provided by this
  subsection may retake that assessment instrument for purposes of
  this subsection or may take the appropriate end-of-course
  assessment instrument.
         (a-2)  The commissioner shall determine a method by which a
  student's satisfactory performance on an advanced placement test,
  an international baccalaureate examination, an SAT Subject Test,
  the SAT, the ACT, or any nationally recognized norm-referenced
  assessment instrument used by institutions of higher education to
  award course credit based on satisfactory performance on the
  assessment instrument shall be used to satisfy the requirements
  concerning an end-of-course assessment instrument in an equivalent
  course as prescribed by Subsection (a).  The commissioner shall
  determine a method by which a student's satisfactory performance on
  the PSAT or the ACT-Plan shall be used to satisfy the requirements
  concerning an end-of-course assessment instrument in an equivalent
  course as prescribed by Subsection (a).  A student who fails to
  perform satisfactorily on a test or other assessment instrument
  authorized under this subsection, other than the PSAT or the
  ACT-Plan, may retake that test or other assessment instrument for
  purposes of this subsection or may take the appropriate
  end-of-course assessment instrument.  A student who fails to
  perform satisfactorily on the PSAT or the ACT-Plan must take the
  appropriate end-of-course assessment instrument.  The commissioner
  shall adopt rules as necessary for the administration of this
  subsection.
         SECTION 3.  Not later than January 1, 2016, the State Board
  of Education shall adopt a chart as prescribed by Section
  28.008(d), Education Code, as amended by this Act.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
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