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Effective beginning with the 2017–2018
school year, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessments
will no longer be administered. Students for whom TAKS is a graduation
requirement, including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees, may pursue one of the
following options to receive a Texas high school diploma.
- Request district decision. An examinee should contact the school district where he or she was last enrolled to request a district decision regarding whether the examinee qualifies to graduate and receive a high school diploma. More information about this option can be found in Senate Bill 463, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. Additional information will be available when Texas Administrative Code §74.1025 has been amended.
- Achieve satisfactory performance on an alternate
assessment. The alternate assessments allowed for TAKS are SAT, ACT, TSI, and STAAR.
Former TAKS, TAAS, and TEAMS examinees should take only the appropriate part of
the alternate assessment he or she needs to fulfill testing graduation
requirements. More information is available in the Texas Administrative Code §101.4003.
Alternate Assessment Information