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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 101ASSESSMENT
SUBCHAPTER EECOMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING THE STATEWIDE TESTING CALENDAR AND UIL PARTICIPATION
RULE §101.5001Testing Calendar

(a) In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §33.0812, the commissioner of education shall determine the school week during the school year in which the primary administrations of assessment instruments are administered. The primary administrations of assessments occur during the school week when both the paper and online assessments are scheduled for the state. For the purpose of scheduling assessment instruments during the primary administration week under TEC, §39.023(a) and (c), the first instructional day of a week is Monday. The commissioner may provide local education agencies (LEAs) an optional extension of assessment administrations for online testing. An LEA may choose the optional extension by registering to test online. Once registered, the LEA may administer online assessments on any school day during the extended testing window.

(b) Through publication on the Texas Education Agency website, the commissioner shall provide the University Interscholastic League (UIL) with a three-year calendar of dates, beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, reserved for testing on or before May 1 of the year preceding the three-year cycle of reserved testing dates.

(c) The commissioner may change the dates reserved for testing as necessary. The commissioner shall notify the UIL of any changes to the schedule for the primary administrations of the statewide assessments.

(d) If a change to the primary administration testing calendar creates a scheduling conflict between a UIL area, regional, or state competition and the statewide assessments, the commissioner shall determine whether those UIL events must be cancelled or rescheduled.


Source Note: The provisions of this §101.5001 adopted to be effective April 3, 2006, 31 TexReg 2858; amended to be effective November 10, 2019, 44 TexReg 6879; amended to be effective October 13, 2020, 45 TexReg 7249

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