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RULE §103.1203Assessment of Academic Growth of Students in Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

(a) Each school district shall be responsible for administering a pre- and post-assessment for each student assigned to the district's disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) for a period of 90 school days or longer as required by the Texas Education Code (TEC), §37.0082. Released state assessments for reading and mathematics for the appropriate grade may be used. A school district may apply for approval of an assessment that includes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for reading and mathematics for the student's assigned grade. The commissioner of education will publish on the Texas Education Agency website a list of assessments approved for use in each school year.

(b) The grade level of an assessment shall be based upon the academic grade completed prior to the student being assigned to a DAEP if placement occurs in the fall or first semester of the academic school year. If placement occurs in the spring or second semester of the academic school year, the student shall be administered an assessment based on the current grade level.

(c) Each school district shall provide an academic report to the student's locally assigned campus, which shall include the pre- and post-assessment results of the student's basic skills in reading and mathematics, within ten days of the student completing the post-assessment.

(d) Procedures for administering the pre- and post-assessment shall be developed and implemented in accordance with local school district policy.

(e) A student in the district's DAEP must also be assessed under the requirements of the TEC, Chapter 39.

Source Note: The provisions of this §103.1203 adopted to be effective August 18, 2010, 35 TexReg 7061

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