Academic Achievement

Academic Progress 
Individualized Learning 
Testing 
Graduation and Higher Education

Academic Progress

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' article Texas Promotion, Graduation, and Credit Requirements (pdf) answers frequently asked questions on grade advancement topics, including curriculum and testing requirements, the "90 percent rule," and special populations.
  • TASB Legal Service’s outline Grading and Class Rank Issues includes information about the school board's grading policy, local class rank policies, the top ten percent rule, and high school graduation requirements.

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Student Success Initiative website provides information on grade advancement requirements, including the SSI manual, parent guides, and other related resources
  • TEA's State Compensatory Education website provides resources related to compensatory education for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school.
  • TEA's Dropout Information website provides access to a number of dropout prevention resources, strategies, statistics, policies, and grants.
  • TEA's 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.
  • TEA's Optional Flexible Year Program website provides information about a program that permits districts to modify the instructional calendar to meet student educational needs.
  • TEA's 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.

Individualized Learning

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Student Attendance Accounting Handbook contains guidance on serving and recording attendance of students in a homebound setting.
  • TEA's Curriculum Division website provides information about credit by exam, advanced academics, and other related resources.

Testing

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) STAAR Resources website provides links to helpful resources for districts such as testing calendars, frequently asked questions about STAAR, released test questions, and comparisons of STAAR to the previous state assessment instrument, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).
  • TEA's Student Assessment Division website provides a variety of information and documents addressing the state student assessment requirements, including resources for specific tests.
  • TEA's Accommodations Resources website provides information on testing accommodations for students with special needs or disabilities or who are English language learners, including related forms and participation requirements.
  • TEA's STAAR 2 Alternate Resources website provides several resources related to the assessment developed to meet federal requirements to assess students who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.
  • TEA’s District and Campus Coordinator Resources website provides information about standardized assessment administration in Texas, including calendars, training, and test security information.

Graduation and Higher Education

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) State Graduation Requirements website provides information about Texas high school graduation requirements, including Individual Graduation Committees and the Foundation High School Program.
  • TEA's Automatic College Admission website provides information about automatic college admission requirements as well as notification requirements and forms.