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No significant fiscal implication to the State.
School districts and open-enrollment charter schools may have fewer
administrations of EOC retests in Algebra I, English I, and English II,
or may have increased Texas Success Initiative assessment
administrations. However, the cumulative fiscal impact of such
administration changes is not expected to be significant.
This bill affirms the principle of limited government. A function of limited government is to administer appropriate testing for students in public institutions of education. This would eliminate unnecessary testing for particular students who have demonstrated in other ways that they are proficient in the subject matter. For this reason, we support HB 1618.
The second chamber sponsor is Senator Perry.