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House Public Education Committee to Consider Assessment/Accountability Bills Tuesday

03.17.2017 — The House Public Education Committee will meet at noon, or upon final adjournment of the House, Tuesday, March 21, to hear the following bills:

  • HB 22 (Huberty) Relating to public school accountability. The bill would: reduce the five domains of achievement indicators to three; assign A-F grades to each of the three domains but eliminate the overall A-F grade for schools/districts; reduce the weight of standardized tests from 55 to 50 percent; change the performance rating of “D” to reflect performance “in need of improvement”; require “what if” performance ratings to be issued in 2017 and 2018; delay implementation of the A-F system to 2019.

  • HB 61 (Guillen) Relating to consideration under the public school accountability system of performance on assessment instruments by certain students formerly receiving special education services.

  • HB 79 (Guillen) Relating to the use of alternative assessment instruments for students in a special education program of a public school district.

  • HB 145 (Dutton) Relating to public school students evaluated for purposes of accountability ratings in certain school districts.
  • HB 515 (VanDeaver, et al.) Relating to eliminating certain state-required assessment instruments and certain end-of-course assessment instruments not required by federal law.

  • HB 546 (Deshotel) Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

  • HB 657 (Bernal) Relating to procedures for a student enrolled in a special education program who fails to perform satisfactorily on certain assessment instruments.

  • HB 789 (Meyer) Relating to minimum scores required for students in certain school districts to pass an examination for acceleration or for credit.

  • HB 795 (Johnson, Jarvis) Relating to challenges made to an agency decision relating to an academic performance rating or determination or financial accountability rating.

  • HB 988 (González, Mary) Relating to establishing a pilot program under which public schools may develop a portfolio method to assess student performance in grades three through eight for purposes of accountability and qualification for promotion.

  • HB 989 (González, Mary) Relating to establishing a pilot program under which public schools may develop a portfolio method to assess secondary-level student performance for purposes of accountability and qualification for graduation.

  • HB 1057 (Thompson, Senfronia) Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

  • HB 1174 (Hinojosa, Gina, et al.) Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

  • HB 1336 (Leach, et al.) Relating to financial reporting by a school district regarding the costs associated with administering certain assessment instruments.

  • HB 1500 (Giddings, et al.) Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

  • HB 1650 (Goldman, et al.) Relating to successful completion of a United States history dual credit course as an alternative to compliance with the United States history end-of-course assessment requirement.

  • HB 1731 (King, Ken) Relating to the inclusion of students receiving treatment in a residential facility in the determination of dropout rates for purposes of public school accountability.

  • HB 1776 (Ashby) Relating to the United States history end-of-course assessment instrument for public high school students.

  • HB 1993 (Anderson, Rodney) Relating to the authorization of alternative assessment instruments for use under the public school accountability system.

  • HB 2263 (Gooden) Relating to continued monitoring of certain public school campuses that have been assigned a campus intervention team.

  • HB 3075 (Huberty) Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

  • HB 3104 (VanDeaver) Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts.

  • HB 3607 (King, Ken) Relating to secondary-level assessment of public school students.

  • HB 3828 (Huberty) Relating to accreditation interventions and sanctions.

For longer summaries of these bills and others that TASA is tracking, search for the bill number using the online TASA Bill Tracker.

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