TEC and TAC References for the Texas Assessment Program

The following is a list of references to the Texas Education Code (TEC) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) that support and guide the Texas assessment program. These are the laws and rules that are currently in effect.

Testing Requirements

  •  TEC §28.0211(o) Satisfactory Performance on Assessment Instruments Required; Accelerated Instruction
  •  TEC §39.022 Assessment Program 
  •  TEC §39.023 Adoption and Administration of Instruments 
  •  TEC §39.0232 Use of End-of-Course Assessment Instrument as Placement Instrument; Certain Uses Prohibited 
  •  TEC §39.0233 Special-Purpose Questions Included in End-of-Course Assessment Instruments 
  •  TEC §39.0234 Administration of Assessment Instruments by Computer 
  •  TEC §39.0238 Adoption and Administration of Postsecondary Readiness Assessment Instruments 
  •  TEC §39.024 Measure of College Readiness 
  •  TEC §39.027(b) Exemption 
  •  TEC §39.031 Cost 
  •  TEC §39.035 Limitation on Field Testing of Assessment Instruments 
  •  TEC §39.038 Restriction on Appointments to Advisory Committees 
  •  TEC §39.0381 Auditing and Monitoring Performance Under Contracts for Assessment Instruments 
  •  TEC §39.039 Prohibition on Political Contribution or Activity by Certain Contractors 
  •  TAC §101.1 Scope of Rules
  •  TAC §101.27 Administrative Procedures
  •  TAC §101.3 Policy
  •  TAC §101.3011 Implementation and Administration of Academic Content Area Assessment Instruments 
  •  TAC §101.3012 Parent Notification  
  •  TAC §101.3013 Accommodations  
  •  TAC §101.3015 Test Development 
  •  TAC §101.3017 Release of Tests 
  •  TAC §101.3021 Required Participation in Academic Content Area Assessments
  •  TAC §101.33 Release of Tests
  •  TAC §101.4001 Testing Requirements for Graduation
  •  TAC §101.5 Student Testing Requirements 

    Graduation Assessment Requirements

    • TEC §39.025 Secondary-Level Performance Required  
    • TAC §101.1007 Assessment Provisions for Graduation
    • TAC §101.2019 Credit for High School Graduation
    • TAC §101.3012 Parent Notification  
    • TAC §101.3021 Required Participation in Academic Content Area Assessments
    • TAC §101.3022 Assessment Requirements for Graduation 
    • TAC §101.3023 Participation and Graduation Assessment Requirements for Students Receiving Special Education Services 
    • TAC §101.3024 Assessment Requirements for Students First Enrolled in Grade 9 Prior to 2011-2012 School Year or First Enrolled in Grade 10 or Above in 2011-2012 School Year  
    • TAC §101.4001 Testing Requirements for Graduation
    • TAC §101.4002 STAAR End-of-Course Substitute Assessments
    • TAC §101.4003 TAKS Exit-Level Alternate Assessments
    • TAC §101.4005 Verification of Results

    Student Success Initiative

    • TEC §28.0211 Satisfactory Performance on Assessment Instruments Required; Accelerated Instruction
    • TEC §39.0231 Reporting of Results of Certain Assessments 
    • TAC §101.2001 Policy 
    • TAC §101.2003 Grade Advancement Testing Requirements 
    • TAC §101.2005 Test Administration and Schedule 
    • TAC §101.2006 Accelerated Instruction  
    • TAC §101.2007 Role of Grade Placement Committee  
    • TAC §101.2009 Notice to Parents or Guardians  
    • TAC §101.2011 Alternate Assessment  
    • TAC §101.2015 Parental Waiver  
    • TAC §101.2017 Scoring and Reporting  
    • TAC §101.2019 Credit for High School Graduation  

    Scoring and Reporting

    • TEC §39.023(a-1), (c-5), (h), (p) Adoption and Administration of Instruments
    • TEC §39.0231 Reporting of Results of Certain Assessments
    • TEC §39.02315 Reporting Results of Assessment Instruments for Out-Of-State Transfer Students
    • TEC §39.0232 Use of End-Of-Course Assessment Instrument as Placement Instrument; Certain Uses Prohibited 
    • TEC §39.0238 Adoption and Administration of Postsecondary Readiness Assessment Instruments 
    • TEC §39.0241 Performance Standards 
    • TEC §39.025(a) Secondary-Level Performance Required 
    • TEC §39.030(b) Confidentiality; Performance Reports 
    • TEC §39.034 Measure of Annual Improvement in Student Achievement 
    • TEC §39.036 Vertical Scale for Certain Assessment Instruments 
    • TAC §101.2017 Scoring and Reporting  
    • TAC §101.3014 Scoring and Reporting  
    • TAC §101.3041 Performance Standards 

    Testing Calendar

     

    Security

    • TEC §39.030 Confidentiality; Performance Reports
    • TEC §39.0301 Security in Administration of Assessment Instruments
    • TEC §39.0302 Issuance of Subpoenas 
    • TEC §39.0303 Secure Assessment Instruments; Criminal Penalty 
    • TEC §39.0304 Training in Assessment Instrument Administration 
    • TAC §101.27 Administrative Procedures
    • TAC §101.3031 Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities to Ensure Validity, Reliability, and Security of Assessments 

    English Language Learners

    • TEC §39.027 Exemption
    • TEC §39.023(l), (m) Adoption and Administration of Instruments  
    • TAC §101.1001 Scope of Rules 
    • TAC §101.1003 English Language Proficiency Assessments
    • TAC §101.1005 Assessments of Achievement in Academic Content Areas and Courses
    • TAC §101.1007 Assessment Provisions for Graduation

    Other Assessments and Requirements

    • TEC §39.02301 Writing Assessment Study; Pilot Program 
    • TEC §39.023(d), (g) Adoption and Administration of Instruments 
    • TEC §39.026 Local Option 
    • TEC §39.0262 Administration of District-Required Assessment Instruments in Certain Subject Areas 
    • TEC §39.0263 Administration of District-Required Benchmark Assessment Instruments to Prepare Students for State-Administered Assessment Instruments 
    • TEC §39.028 Comparison of State Results to National Results 
    • TEC §39.032 Assessment Instrument Standards; Civil Penalty 
    • TEC §39.033 Voluntary Assessment of Private School Students
    • TEC §39.037 International Assessment Instrument Program 
    • TAC §101.101 Group Administered Tests
    • TAC §101.2011 Alternate Assessment  
    • TAC §101.3016 National Comparative Data 
    • TAC §101.31 Private Schools