Amends TEC Sec. 28.0211 that requires satisfactory performance on grades 5 and 8 math and reading STAAR tests before a student may advance to the next grade level.
Requires the student’s ARD committee to meet before the student is administered a STAAR reading or math test at these grade levels for the second time.
Permits a student’s ARD committee to promote the student to the next grade level if the committee concludes that the student made sufficient progress in the measurable academic goals identified in the student’s IEP.
Amends code so that if the ARD committee determines the student under these provisions is to advance to the next grade level, the school district does not have to provide an additional opportunity for the student to take the applicable STAAR test a second time.
Requires a district to notify parents of students receiving special education services about these new options for the ARD to consider, no later than September 1 of each school year.