EKB(LEGAL) - TESTING PROGRAMS: STATE ASSESSMENT

State Assessment of Academic Skills

Limited English Proficient Students

Special Education

Military Dependents

  1. Exit or EOC exams required for graduation from the sending state;
  2. National norm-referenced achievement tests; or
  3. Alternative testing, in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in the receiving state.

Substitute Passing Standard

Administration

Schedule

Alternate Test Dates

  1. Inclement weather or natural disasters that would cause a district or campus to be closed or that would cause a small percentage of students to be in attendance on the day testing is scheduled;
  2. Health epidemics that result in a large number of students being absent on the day of testing;
  3. Death of a student or school official that may impact student performance; and
  4. Sudden emergencies that occur on the day of testing or shortly before testing that may inhibit students from completing the assessments, such as a fire on campus, a bomb threat, an extended power outage, or a water main break.

Notice to Parents and Students

  1. The testing requirements for grade advancement [see EIE] and the dates, times, and locations of testing. Notice of testing requirements shall be provided no later than the beginning of the student's kindergarten year, for students attending kindergarten in the district, and no later than the beginning of the student's first-grade year for all other students. The superintendent shall also provide such notice for students in grades 1–8 who are new to the district.
  2. The testing requirements for graduation and the dates, times, and locations of testing. Notice of testing requirements shall be provided no later than the beginning of the student's seventh-grade year. The superintendent shall also provide such notice for students in grades 7–12 who are new to the district. Notice of the dates, times, and locations of testing shall be provided to each student who will take the tests and to out-of-school individuals.

Testing inGrades 3–8

  1. Mathematics, annually in grades 3–7 without the aid of technology and in grade 8 with the aid of technology on any assessment instrument that includes algebra;
  2. Reading, annually in grades 3–8;
  3. Writing, including spelling and grammar, in grades 4 and 7;
  4. Social studies in grade 8;
  5. Science in grades 5 and 8; and
  6. Any other subject and grade required by federal law.

Exception

  1. 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 the list above that aligns with the curriculum for that course or subject within the same content area; or
  2. 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 EOC assessment instrument that aligns with the curriculum for that course or subject within the same content area.

Accommodations

End-of-Course Assessments

Students Enrolled Below High School Level

Assessment Requirements for Graduation

Exceptions

English I or English II
  1. Achieved satisfactory performance on either the reading or writing EOC assessment for that course;
  2. Met at least the minimum score on the other EOC assessment for that course; and
  3. Achieved an overall scale score of 3750 or greater when the scale scores for reading and writing are combined for that course.
Credits Earned Prior to Enrollment

Substitute Assessments

  1. Was administered an approved substitute assessment for an equivalent course in which the student was enrolled;
  2. Received a satisfactory score on the substitute assessment as determined by the commissioner and provided in the chart at 19 Administrative Code 101.4002(b); and
  3. Using a TSI assessment, also meets the additional criteria.

TSI Additional Criteria

  1. A student must have been enrolled in a college preparatory course for English language arts or mathematics and, in accordance with Education Code 39.025(a-1), have been administered an appropriate TSI assessment at the end of that course.
    1. A student under this provision who meets all three TSI English language arts score requirements provided in the chart at 19 Administrative Code 101.4002(b) satisfies both the English I and English II EOC assessment graduation requirements.
    2. A student under this provision may satisfy an assessment graduation requirement in such a manner regardless of previous performance on an Algebra I, English I, or English II EOC assessment.
  2. In accordance with Education Code 39.025(a-3), a student who has not been successful on the Algebra I or English II EOC assessment after retaking the assessment may use the corresponding TSI assessment in place of that EOC assessment.

Verification of Results

  1. Verify the student's score on the substitute assessment; and
  2. Determine whether the student met the performance standard required to qualify for a public high school diploma in Texas as established by the commissioner.

Satisfactory Performance

Individual Graduation Committee

Special Education

Credit by Examination

Additional State Assessments

Retakes

Reporting Results

To the Public

To the Board

To Parents, Students, and Teachers

Parents Right-to-Know Under ESEA

Parental Access

Out-of-State Transfers

Accelerated Instruction

College Readiness

  1. For students at the grade 12 level whose performance on:
    1. An EOC assessment instrument required under Education Code 39.023(c) does not meet college readiness standards; or
    2. Coursework, a college entrance examination, or an assessment instrument designated under Education Code 51.334(a) indicates that the student is not ready to perform entry-level college coursework; and
  2. To prepare students for success in entry-level college courses.

Faculty

Notice

Credit Earned

Dual Credit

Instructional Materials

Security

Confidentiality

Penalties

  1. Directly or indirectly assisting students with responses to test questions;
  2. Tampering with student responses;
  3. Falsifying TELPAS holistic ratings or STAAR Alternate 2 student responses;
  4. Viewing a test before, during, or after an assessment unless specifically authorized to do so;
  5. Discussing or disclosing the contents of any portion of a secure test;
  6. Scoring student tests, either formally or informally;
  7. Solving secure test questions;
  8. Duplicating, recording, or electronically capturing secure test content unless authorized to do so;
  9. Fraudulently exempting or preventing a student from participating in the administration of a required state assessment;
  10. Receiving or providing unallowable assistance during the TELPAS calibration activities;
  11. Encouraging or assisting an individual to engage in the conduct described in the items listed above or any other serious violation of security and confidentiality; or
  12. Failing to report to an appropriate authority that an individual has engaged in conduct outlined in the items listed above or any other serious violation of security and confidentiality.
  1. Place restrictions on the issuance, renewal, or holding of a Texas teacher certificate, either indefinitely or for a set term;
  2. Issue an inscribed or non-inscribed reprimand;
  3. Suspend a Texas teacher certificate for a set term;
  4. Revoke or cancel a Texas teacher certificate without opportunity for reapplication either for a set term or permanently; or
  5. Impose any additional conditions or restrictions upon a certificate that SBEC deems necessary to facilitate the rehabilitation and professional development of the educator or to protect students, parents of students, school personnel, or school officials.

Minimize Disruptions

Smithville ISD

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DATE ISSUED: 5/23/2019