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The Transition Plan for House Bill 3 contains a detailed description of the process the commissioner of education will use to develop and implement the provisions of House Bill 3 (81st Texas Legislature, 2009), as required by Section 68 of the bill.
The transition plan has sections covering the development of the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) program; the development of new performance ratings for Texas public schools; federal requirements for assessment and accountability; accreditation, sanctions and interventions; and financial accountability. Although HB 3 and this transition plan focus on assessment and accountability, two appendices include summaries of actions taken across other provisions of the bill. A Rulemaking Schedule summarizes State Board of Education and commissioner of education rulemaking required by HB 3. A Status of Implementation table summarizes the implementation status of the bill.
A summary document that includes highlights of the transition plan has also been developed. This highlights document can be accessed at the link below.
In February 2012, Commissioner Robert Scott amended the Texas Education Agency’s House Bill 3 Transition Plan by allowing public school districts and charter schools to defer implementation of the statutory provision in Chapter 39 of the Texas Education Code that requires performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAARTM) end-of-course assessments to count as 15 percent of a student’s final course grade. The deferral applies only to the 15 percent grading requirement for the 2011–2012 school year. For this school year, school districts and charter schools may locally determine whether to include STAAR scores as part of course grades. However, districts and charter schools choosing to defer implementation of the 15 percent requirement for the 2011–2012 school year must notify the agency of that decision.
To view the HB 3 Transition Plan Highlights document, use the following link: HB 3 Transition Plan Highlights
To view the transition plan as one file, use the following link: HB 3 Transition Plan. Please note that the file is large and the download time depends on your internet connection speed. For ease in downloading, the transition plan has been broken down into the following sections:
- Executive Summary
- Section I – Assessment
- Section II – Accountability
- Section III – Federal Accountability and Federal Monitoring Requirements
- Section IV – Interventions, Sanctions, and Financial Accountability
- Section V – General Requirements of HB 3
- Section VI – Appendices
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701
Last updated: December 1, 2010