Bill Text: TX SB1005 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the use of certain assessment instruments as secondary exit-level assessment instruments to allow certain public school students to receive a high school diploma.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-12 - Effective immediately [SB1005 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1005-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 1005
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of certain assessment instruments as secondary
  exit-level assessment instruments to allow certain public school
  students to receive a high school diploma.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 39.025, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (f) and adding Subsections (f-1) and (f-2) to
  read as follows:
         (f)  The commissioner shall by rule adopt a transition plan
  to implement the amendments made by Chapter 1312 (S.B. No. 1031),
  Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, replacing
  general subject assessment instruments administered at the high
  school level with end-of-course assessment instruments.  The rules
  must provide for the end-of-course assessment instruments adopted
  under Section 39.023(c) to be administered beginning with students
  enrolled in [entering] the ninth grade for the first time during the
  2011-2012 school year.  During the period under which the
  transition to end-of-course assessment instruments is made:
               (1)  for students entering a grade above the ninth
  grade during the 2011-2012 school year or students repeating ninth
  grade during the 2011-2012 school year, the commissioner shall
  retain, administer, and use for purposes of accreditation and other
  campus and district accountability measures under this chapter the
  assessment instruments required by Section 39.023(a) or (c), as
  that section existed before amendment by Chapter 1312 (S.B.
  No. 1031), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007; and
               (2)  a student subject to Subdivision (1) may not
  receive a high school diploma unless the student has performed
  satisfactorily on the SAT, the ACT, the Texas Success Initiative
  (TSI) diagnostic assessment, or the current assessment instrument
  or instruments administered for graduation purposes as provided by
  Subsection (f-1) or on each required assessment instrument
  administered under Section 39.023(c), as that section existed
  before amendment by Chapter 1312 (S.B. No. 1031), Acts of the 80th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2007.
         (f-1)  The commissioner shall establish satisfactory
  performance levels for the SAT, the ACT, the Texas Success
  Initiative (TSI) diagnostic assessment, and the current assessment
  instrument or instruments administered for graduation purposes
  that are equivalent in rigor to the performance level required to be
  met under Subsection (a), as that subsection existed before
  amendment by Chapter 1312 (S.B. No. 1031), Acts of the 80th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, that qualify a student subject
  to Subsection (f)(1) to receive a high school diploma.  
  Notwithstanding Subsection (f), the commissioner is not required
  after September 1, 2017, to maintain and administer assessment
  instruments administered under Section 39.023(c), as that section
  existed before amendment by Chapter 1312 (S.B. No. 1031), Acts of
  the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007.
         (f-2)  A school district shall determine which assessment or
  assessments described by Subsection (f-1) qualify a student subject
  to Subsection (f)(1) to receive a high school diploma from the
  district.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1005 passed the Senate on
  May 4, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendments on May 25, 2017, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1005 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 145,
  Nays 0, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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