Academic Achievement

Minimum requirements for academic achievement and high school graduation are established by state law and rule.  Local school districts adopt related policies on grading, retention and promotion, and graduation requirements.  The following are resources related to academic progress at all grade levels and resources related to high school completion, including graduation requirements, class rank, and top ten percent.

Academic Progress
Graduation and Higher Education

Academic Progress

Related Policies

Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies.  Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations.  For more information on academic progress, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:

 

EHBC Compensatory/Accelerated Services
EI Academic Achievement
EIA Grading/Progress Reports to Parents
EIB Homework
EIE Retention and Promotion

 

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Student Success Initiative Website provides information on grade advancement requirements, including the SSI manual, parent guides, and other related resources
  • The TEA State Compensatory Education Website provides resources related to compensatory education for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school.
  • The TEA Accountability Research Website includes a number of annual reports and searchable databases on school completion, retention, and dropout rates, as well as other information regarding measuring academic progress in Texas public schools.
  • The TEA Dropout Information Website provides access to a number of dropout prevention resources, strategies, statistics, policies, and grants.
  • The TEA Optional Flexible School Day Program Website provides information about a program that allows districts to establish flexible school schedules for students who have dropped out of school, students who are at risk of dropping out, and others.
  • The TEA Optional Flexible Year Program Website provides information about a program that permits districts to modify the instructional calendar to meet student educational needs.
  • The TEA Early College High School Website provides information on this innovative program to provide the students least likely to graduate an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and college credit.

Graduation and Higher Education

Related Policies

For more information on graduation and higher education, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:

 

EIC Class Ranking
EIF Graduation

 

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) State Graduation Requirements Website provides information about Texas high school graduation requirements, including Individual Graduation Committees and the Foundation High School Program.
  • The TEA Automatic College Admission Website provides information about automatic college admission requirements as well as notification requirements and forms.
  • The Texas Public Education Information Resource (TEPIR) website provides stakeholders in public education access to reports and other information for use in policy develiopment, decision-making, and research.