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Relating to assessment of public school students, providing accelerated instruction, appropriately crediting certain student performance, and eliminating requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB1480, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted: a positive impact of $2,500,000 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is required to implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If the legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that purpose, TEA may, but is not required to, implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that purpose.
HB 1480 would require the board of trustees of a school district to adopt a policy regarding the establishment of accelerated learning committees. This bill would also require a district to establish an accelerated learning committee for each student who does not perform satisfactorily on: (1) the third grade mathematics or reading assessment instrument; (2) the fifth grade math or reading assessment instrument; or (3) the eighth grade mathematics or reading assessment instrument. The committees would perform other specified duties to ensure that children improve in the subsequent year.
This bill would require the commissioner to designate a student’s performance on a substitute assessment instrument as "masters grade-level performance" if the student’s performance entitles the student to receive college credit or if the student’s performance meets the assessment instrument provider’s designated grade-level college readiness performance benchmark.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1480 because it does not affect our liberty principles.