Bill Text: TX SB384 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to the scheduling of the administration of certain postsecondary readiness assessment instruments to public high school students.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-20 - Committee report sent to Calendars [SB384 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB384-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Burton S.B. No. 384
 
  (Meyer)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the scheduling of the administration of certain
  postsecondary readiness assessment instruments to public high
  school students.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 39.0238(c), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (c)  In adopting a schedule for the administration of
  postsecondary readiness assessment instruments under this section,
  the State Board of Education shall make all reasonable efforts to
  schedule end-of-course assessment instruments as required by
  Section 39.023(c) so that the administration of those assessment
  instruments does not conflict with the administration of a
  nationally recognized assessment instrument, examination, or test
  administered under a uniform schedule and used by institutions of
  higher education to award course credit based on satisfactory
  performance on the assessment instrument, examination, or test,
  including an advanced placement test or international
  baccalaureate examination [require the annual administration of
  the postsecondary readiness assessment instruments to occur not
  earlier than the second full week in May].
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2017-2018
  school year.
         SECTION 3.  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.
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