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High School Equivalency Program - TAKS Testing

TAKS Testing and HSEP Students

Students participating in the HSEP are required to take TAKS as per Texas Education Code §39.023(a) . Exceptions are for the following:

  1. Students ordered by a court under Code of Criminal Procedure Article 45.054, or

  2. Students in the Texas Youth Commission.


From the Texas Student Assessment Program, District and Campus Coordinator Manual...

Answer Documents

Court-ordered High School Equivalency Program (HSEP)—Grades 9, 10, and 11/Exit Level

Students ordered by a court under Article 45.054, Code of Criminal Procedure, or by the Texas Youth Commission to participate in an authorized high school equivalency program are excused from taking the TAKS tests, according to 19 TAC §89.1409.  For these students, fill in the HSEP bubble and fill in the “O” (Other) bubble in the SCORE CODE field for all subjects.



Ronald Heinrich, Manager
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

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