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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 101ASSESSMENT
SUBCHAPTER CCCOMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACADEMIC CONTENT AREAS TESTING PROGRAM
DIVISION 1IMPLEMENTATION OF ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS
RULE §101.3011Implementation and Administration of Academic Content Area Assessment Instruments

(a) The Texas Education Agency (TEA) shall administer each assessment instrument under Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.023(a), (b), (c), and (l), in accordance with the rules governing the assessment program set forth in Chapter 101 of this title (relating to Assessment).

  (1) For purposes of federal accountability as allowed by subsection (d) of this section, a Grade 3-8 student shall not be administered a grade-level assessment if the student:

    (A) is enrolled in a course or subject intended for students above the student's enrolled grade level and will be administered a grade-level assessment instrument developed under TEC, §39.023(a), that aligns with the curriculum for that course or subject within the same content area; or

    (B) is enrolled in a course for high school credit in a subject intended for students above the student's enrolled grade level and will be administered an end-of-course assessment instrument developed under TEC, §39.023(c), that aligns with the curriculum for that course or subject within the same content area.

  (2) For purposes of federal accountability as allowed by subsection (d) of this section, a Grade 3-8 student who is accelerated in mathematics, reading/language arts, or science and on schedule to complete the high school end-of-course assessments in that same content area prior to high school shall be assessed at least once in high school with the ACT® or the SAT® .

  (3) A student is only eligible to take an assessment instrument intended for use above the student's enrolled grade if the student is on schedule to complete instruction in the entire curriculum for that subject during the semester the assessment is administered.

  (4) As specified in TEC, §28.0211(p), a Grade 5 or 8 student described by paragraph (1)(A) or (B) of this subsection may not be denied promotion on the basis of failure to perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument not required to be administered to the student.

(b) The TEA shall administer alternative assessment instruments under TEC, §39.023(b), that correspond to:

  (1) the assessment instruments required under TEC, §39.023(a); and

  (2) the following assessment instruments required under TEC, §39.023(c): English I, English II, Algebra I, biology, and U.S. history.

(c) Test administration procedures shall be established by the TEA in the applicable test administration materials. A school district, an open-enrollment charter school, or a private school administering the tests required by TEC, Chapter 39, Subchapter B, shall follow procedures specified in the applicable test administration materials.

(d) In accordance with TEC, §39.023(a)(5), the TEA shall administer to students assessments in any other subject and grade required by federal law.


Source Note: The provisions of this §101.3011 adopted to be effective May 29, 2012, 37 TexReg 3827; amended to be effective March 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 1679; amended to be effective March 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 1150; amended to be effective August 11, 2020, 45 TexReg 5512; amended to be effective June 21, 2022, 47 TexReg 3535

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