HB 1480

86(R) - 2019
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Gary VanDeaver
Trent Ashby
Diego Bernal
Will Metcalf
Tony Tinderholt


Brad Buckley
Travis Clardy
Craig Goldman
Ryan Guillen
Donna Howard
Celia Israel
Matt Krause
Stan Lambert
Mike Lang
Jeff Leach
Ray Lopez
Morgan Meyer
Evelina Ortega
Tan Parker
Dade Phelan
Eddie Rodriguez
Matt Schaefer
Matt Shaheen
Lynn Stucky
Erin Zwiener


Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

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.

Fiscal Notes

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.

Bill Analysis

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.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1480 because it does not affect our liberty principles.

Organizations Supporting

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
League of Women Voters of Texas