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End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments

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In 2007 Senate Bill 1031 was enacted, which called for the development of “end-of-course assessment instruments for secondary-level courses in Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history and United States history.” The purpose of the end-of-course (EOC) assessments is to measure students’ academic performance in core high school courses and to become part of the graduation requirements beginning with the freshman class of 2011–2012. The EOC assessments for lower-level courses must include questions to determine readiness for advanced coursework. The assessments for higher-level courses must include a series of special purpose questions to measure college readiness and the need for developmental coursework in higher education. In addition, a student’s score on each EOC assessment will be worth 15% of the student’s final grade for that course.

Proposed Schedule for EOC Assessments

Important Note:  The EOC field-test schedule has been changed slightly in that the English III field test has been moved up by one year.  English III will now be field-tested in 2010–2011 rather than 2011–2012.

The table below reflects the proposed schedule to field-test and implement the twelve EOC assessments.

Spring 2007 Spring 2008 Spring 2009 Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Spring 2013

 Algebra I 

Already implemented ----------> ----------> ----------> ----------> ----------> ---------->


Field-test Implement ----------> ----------> ----------> ----------> ---------->


Field-test Implement ----------> ----------> ----------> ----------> ---------->
 Chemistry    Field-test Implement ----------> ----------> ----------> ---------->
 U.S. History    Field-test Implement ----------> ----------> ----------> ---------->
 Physics      Field-test Implement ----------> ----------> ---------->
 World Geography      Field-test Implement ----------> ----------> ---------->
 English I        Field-test Implement ----------> ---------->
 Algebra II        Field-test Implement ----------> ---------->
 English II          Field-test Implement ---------->
 World History          Field-test Implement ---------->
 English III          Field-test Implement ---------->


  End-of-Course Assessment Information

For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701

Last updated: October 29, 2010

Page last modified on 6/24/2011 01:33:59 PM.