Chapter 101. Assessment
Subchapter A. General Provisions


101.1. Scope of Rules.

(a)  The State Board of Education (SBOE) shall:

(1)  create and implement the statewide assessment program to ensure the program supports the goals of education as specified in the Texas Education Code (TEC); and

(2)  establish goals for the statewide assessment program.

(b)  When adopting rules, the SBOE shall maintain the stability of the statewide assessment program to the greatest extent possible in accordance with the TEC, Chapter 39, Subchapter B.

(c)  The statewide assessment program consists of the following criterion-referenced tests:

(1)  the assessments of academic readiness in English and Spanish for the grades and subjects as specified in the TEC, Chapter 39, Subchapter B;

(2)  the alternative assessments of academic readiness for eligible students receiving special education services as specified in the TEC, Chapter 39, Subchapter B;

(3)  the assessments required for graduation as specified in the TEC, Chapter 39, Subchapter B; and

(4)  the reading proficiency tests in English for eligible limited English proficient students as specified in the TEC, Chapter 39, Subchapter B.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 101.1 issued under the Texas Education Code, §39.023 and §39.025.

Source: The provisions of this 101.1 adopted to be effective November 15, 2001, 26 TexReg 9091; amended to be effective March 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 1676.


101.3. Policy.

(a)  The goal of the statewide assessment program is to provide all eligible Texas students an appropriate statewide assessment that measures and supports their achievement of the essential knowledge and skills of the state-mandated curriculum.

(b)  To maximize its effectiveness for educators and students, the statewide assessment program shall be based on the following quality standards.

(1)  Tests shall be aligned to the essential knowledge and skills of the state-mandated curriculum in all subject areas tested.

(2)  Tests shall be reliable and valid measures of the essential knowledge and skills and shall be administered in a standardized manner.

(3)  Test results at the student, campus, district, regional, and state levels shall be reported in a timely and accurate manner.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 101.3 issued under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 39, Subchapter B.

Source: The provisions of this 101.3 adopted to be effective August 15, 2002, 27 TexReg 7106.


101.5. Student Testing Requirements.

Every student receiving instruction in the essential knowledge and skills shall take the appropriate criterion-referenced assessments, as required by the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter B.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 101.5 issued under the Texas Education Code, §39.023 and §39.025.

Source: The provisions of this 101.5 adopted to be effective November 15, 2001, 26 TexReg 9091; amended to be effective March 23, 2005, 30 TexReg 1632; amended to be effective December 23, 2009, 34 TexReg 9200; amended to be effective March 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 1676.


For additional information, email rules@tea.state.tx.us.