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House Bill 5 Transition Plan

On August 2nd the Texas Education Agency posted information related the the House Bill 5 Transition plan.

(http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Communications/Press_Releases/2013_releases/TEA_provides_school_districts_and_charters_more_information_regarding_HB_5_transition/)

The posting documented changes that will be proposed and adopted under commissioner of education rules:

  • STAAR English I and English II Assessments Redesign
  • Benchmark Testing
  • Performance Standards for 2013–2014 School Year
  • Requirements for students who took Algebra I prior to 2011-2012 school year
  • Substitute Assessments to Fulfill Graduation Requirements for STAAR
  • Assessing Middle School Students Taking Algebra I
  • Application of Performance Standards on EOC Assessments
  • English Language Learners and English EOC Graduation Requirements
  • Redesign of the STAAR Alternate Program
  • STAAR Modified Program
“hanges must be made under commissioner of education rules, TEA will post and receive public comment for each proposal. Information about additional provisions in HB 5 and other education-related legislation will be communicated as soon as it is available.  To read the commissioner’s letter to school districts and charters or for general information regarding the assessment program, visit the TEA web site at www.tea.state.tx.us.”
ESC Region 13 Contact – Ed Vara – ed.vara@esc13.txed.net
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