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Under current law, school districts must go through five domains that evaluate the academic performance of school districts. This bill would mandate that the fourth domain evaluation include the percentage of students that earn their Associate's degree.
This bill would also add to the Student Achievement Domain of public school accountability by adding requirements to calculate the percentage of students that take international baccalaureate classes; those who receive credit by examination; those who have skipped grade levels due to academic achievement; students who took pre-advanced courses in seventh grade; and those students who have earned a high school diploma in not more than three years.
HB 1500 would also require the TEA Commissioner to review campus turnaround plans by June 15 of every year. If the Commissioner rejects the plan, then the Commissioner must give recommendations that will lead to a modified plan.