Bill Text: TX SB2297 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a review by the state auditor of certain assessment instruments administered to public school students.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - Co-author authorized [SB2297 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2297-Introduced.html
  86R15098 SOS-D
 
  By: Powell S.B. No. 2297
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a review by the state auditor of certain assessment
  instruments administered to public school students.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  REVIEW OF STAAR AND STAAR ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT
  INSTRUMENTS.  (a)  The state auditor, in accordance with Chapter
  321, Government Code, shall review each assessment instrument
  included in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
  (STAAR) or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
  Alternate (STAAR Alternate) to determine whether the assessment
  instrument is able to accurately measure student success.
         (b)  In conducting the review, the agency shall provide
  opportunity for comment by parents, educators, and other interested
  parties.
         SECTION 2.  REPORT.  Not later than July 1, 2020, the state
  auditor shall submit a report containing the results of the review
  required by this Act to the governor, lieutenant governor, and
  members of the legislature.
         SECTION 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  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, 2019.
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