House Bill 3: College Preparation

Assessments Reimbursements

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The College Preparation Assessment Reimbursement, authorized by Texas Education Code (TEC) §48.155 and §39.0261, provides funding to districts for the cost of the administration of college preparation assessments (SAT, ACT, and TSIA) once per student either in the spring of their junior year or in their senior year, beginning in the 2019‐2020 school year. Districts receive estimated funding annually for assessment reimbursement.

Eligible students are as follows:

  • Seniors who take either the SAT, ACT, or TSIA from September 1 – July 31
  • Juniors who take either the SAT, ACT, or TSIA from January 1 – July 31

Districts received estimated Foundation School Program allocations during September found on line 38 of the Summary of Finance report.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will settle up with districts in April each year, the year following once all student assessment data is received. If multiple records of a student are reported from the same district, TEA will reimburse the highest cost exam. If multiple records of a student are reported from several districts, the first district to make the request will receive the reimbursement. 

    2022-2023 TSIA Reimbursement Requests

    The 2022-2023 process to request reimbursements is not currently open. Districts may submit a Qualtrics form with the required data to request their TSIA reimbursement. This window is not currently open. See below to access the necessary materials to complete this process:

    In the fall 2023, TEA will release the ACT/SAT testing data to districts in TEAL for districts to review, verify and submit for reimbursement. TEA will process the requests and finalized student-level reimbursements for districts for the April 2024 settle-up for the 2022-2023 school year.

    TEA reimbursement codes for districts to identify which students received a reimbursement.

    Code Reason Processing and Validation Notes



    First assessment requested for reimbursement for eligible student. If multiple, highest cost.


    Student Not Found

    Student match key was not found in PEIMS Submission 3 Student Attendance Records


    Student Not Eligible - Grade

    No student record found in eligible grade during period estimated at time of testing


    No Assessment Found

    Student not found in CB TSIA, CB SAT, or ACT files based on primary and secondary matching


    Student Not Tested in Math

    Math placement score not found for session ID or date provided


    Student Not Tested in Reading

    Reading placement score not found for session ID or date provided


    Another District Received Reimbursement

    Another district received the reimbursement for the assessment


    Duplicate Request

    District received reimbursement for student for other assessment and test date


    Reimbursement Provided Previous Year

    Reimbursement for student was provided in previous fiscal year (Code not used this year)


    Reimbursement Not Requested

    District elected to opt-out the student for a specific administration