HB5 – Assessment Limits districts to administering no more than 2 benchmark assessments Parents of students with special needs may request additional assessments
HB5 – Assessment Counting “Years in US Schools” for ELLs Requires 60 consecutive days to countas a “Year in US Schools”
HB5 – Assessment EOC 15% Rule Eliminated completely EOCs Reduced from 15 tests to 5 tests Eliminated the Cumulative Score* Eliminated the Minimum Score* * Except for ELA transition plan
STAAR/EOC MathELAScienceSocial Studies Algebra I Geometry Algebra II English I English II English III Biology Chemistry Physics World Geography World History U.S. History HB3 Graduation Requirements To graduate, a student must achieve a Cumulative Score in each content area that is equal to the product of the number of STAAR/EOC assessments taken in the content area times the Satisfactory Academic Performance scale score.
STAAR/EOC MathELAScienceSocial Studies Algebra IEnglish I English II Biology U.S. History HB5 Graduation Requirements To graduate, a student must achieve Level II – Satisfactory Academic Performance on each of these five EOCs.
Replacing MHSP/RHSP/DAP with Foundation + Endorsements Applies to new freshman in 2014-2015 HB5 – Graduation
NOTE: Distinguished Level of Achievement will be required for automatic top 10% college admission.
Replacing MHSP/RHSP/DAP with Foundation + Endorsements Applies to new freshman in 2014-2015 2014-2015: Students enrolled in one of the old plans can switch to the new plan 2013-2014: 4th-year high school students on track to graduate in May, 2014 may graduate under the Foundation Plan if they fall short of earning RHSP/DAP HB5 – Graduation
Replacing MHSP/RHSP/DAP with Foundation + Endorsements SBOE held hearings in September, 2013 to get input regarding the new plans SBOE will draft rules in November, 2013 to be published for comment SBOE intends to finalize these rules at their meeting in January, 2014 HB5 – Graduation
HB5 – Instruction School Day Interruptions A district may not remove a student (without written parental consent) from a regularly-scheduled class for “remedial tutoring or test preparation” more than 10% of the scheduled class time
HB5 – Accountability Each district must evaluate its performance in community and student engagement using locally-developed criteria Each district must rate itself as Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable Ratings must be published by August 8, 2014 TEA will develop a ratings reporting process to collect this information from LEAs
HB5 – Accountability District Ratings A-B-C-D-F Campus Ratings Exemplary Recognized Acceptable Unacceptable New labels to be used in 2016-2017. ATAC and APAC are meeting this fall to discuss changes for 2014 accountability.
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes “The following policy changes – which will be proposed and adopted under commissioner of education rules – are designed to assist districts in implementing new requirements under House Bill 5 (HB5), as well as follow established federal requirements, related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.” – TEA Press Release on August 2, 2013
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes Performance Standards Phase-in 1 extended for one more year Timing of Phase-in 2 and Final are TBD Students “lock in” a phase-in standard for all EOCs when they take their first EOC
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes STAAR EOC for English I and English II Reading and Writing combined in Spring 2014 Blueprint has been posted!
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes STAAR EOC for English I and English II Reading and Writing combined in Spring 2014 Blueprint has been posted! Transition plan maintains minimum score and cumulative score for students who have already passed reading or writing but not both ELL Special Provision only applies to English I
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes Middle school students taking Algebra I Federal accountability requires math and reading to be tested in grades 3-8 and at least once in high school Take Algebra I EOC and grade-level STAAR Grade-level STAAR for MS accountability Algebra I follows student for HS accountability
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes Middle school students taking English I Federal accountability requires math and reading to be tested in grades 3-8 and at least once in high school Will take English II to satisfy high school accountability so no double-testing needed when they take English I in middle school
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes STAAR Modified The U.S. Department of Education has informed states that assessments based on modified standards for students served by special education cannot be used for accountability purposes after the 2013–2014 school year. As a result of that federal directive, all STAAR Modified assessments will be administered for the final time in the 2013–2014 assessment cycle.
Commissioner’s Proposed Rule Changes STAAR Alternate HB5 requires TEA to develop an alternate assessment for the most severely cognitively disabled students – one that does not require teachers to prepare tasks or materials. This newly designed alternate assessment will be administered for the first time in the spring of the 2014–2015 school year.