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HB 3, 81st Regular Session
Relating to public school accountability, curriculum, and promotion requirements.

Letter to Commissioner Robert Scott, Texas Education Agency, reqesting that he defer until the 2012-2013 school year the requirement that STAAR end-of-course assessments assessments are to count as 15 percent of a student's final grade.
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By Representative Rob Eissler et al.
Publication Date: February 17, 2012
Letter to Commissioner Robert Scott, Texas Education Agency, regarding the impact of STAAR end-of-course assessments and clarifying the legislative intent of Tex. S.B. 1031, 80th Leg., R.S. and H.B. 3, 81st Leg., R.S. (assessments are to count as 15 percent of a student's final grade, but the Commissioner may grant requests to defer this requirement until the 2012-2013 school year).
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By Senators Florence Shapiro, Royce West, Kel Seliger, and Dan Patrick
Publication Date: February 13, 2012
Letter to lawmakers supporting the new school accountability system and responding to North Texas superintendents' effort to delay the new system (STAAR, Tex. H.B. 3, 81st Leg., R.S., includes text of full page newspaper ad supporting testing).
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By Texas Association of Business
Publication Date: February 2 and 12, 2012
House Bill 3 transition plan: a report to the 82nd Texas Legislature from the Texas Education Agency.
See: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/hb3plan/
By Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
Library Location: E500.8 H816 2010
Texas Projection Measure (TPM) questions & answers, accountability system 2010-11 standard procedures, development, guide, summary [Texas Education Code § 39.023 (a-1)(2) & (c-1), § 39.034; Tex. H.B. 1, 79th Leg., 3rd C.S.; Tex. S.B. 1031, 80th Leg., R.S.; Tex. H.B. 3, 81st Leg., R.S.].
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By Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: January 2009 - July 30, 2010
STAAR to replace TAKS; history of the Texas testing program (Tex. S.B. 1031, 80th Leg., R.S.; Tex. H.B. 3, 81st Leg., R.S.).
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By Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: January 26, 2010
Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting, Agenda item IX, Superintendent's report, D. High school graduation requirements; Briefing; Survey results (health and physical education; HB 3, 81st Leg., R.S.).
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By Austin Independent School District
Publication Date: January 25, 2010
Taking root - Texas' lessons for sustaining the college- and career-ready agenda (American Diploma Project).
See: http://achieve.org/files/Texas-SustainabilityCaseStudy.pdf
By Achieve, Inc.
Publication Date: September 2009
Letter and revised letter to administrators regarding House Bill 3 and graduation requirements for 2009-2010; includes a chart of the Recommended High School Program for students who entered Grade 9 before or after 2007-08 (dropping required semester of health) (Tex. H.B. 3, 81st Leg., R.S.).
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By Commissioner Robert Scott / Texas Education Agency
Publication Date: June 25 & July 3, 2009
Gov. Perry: legislative accomplishments will continue to position Texas as an economic leader; 81st session accomplishments handout.
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By Governor Rick Perry
Publication Date: June 2, 2009
The road not taken. Education bills from the 81st Texas Legislature.
In Advocate (Texas State Teachers Association)
Publication Date: Summer 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
Sun sets on 81st.
In Texas Lone Star (Texas Association of School Boards)
Publication Date: July 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
Answers from Austin?
In Texas Lone Star (Texas Association of School Boards)
Publication Date: August/September 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
Noteworthy state legislation for improving career and technical education.
See: http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/82/07/8207.pdf
In ECS State Notes
Publication Date: September 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
The readiness agenda.
In Education Week
Publication Date: September 23, 2009
Library Location: Periodicals
SBOE gives final approval to graduation-plan changes.
In Texas Education News
Publication Date: January 25, 2010
Library Location: Periodicals
Alone at the top.
In Texas Lone Star (Texas Association of School Boards)
Publication Date: June 2010
Library Location: Periodicals
Here a test, there a test, STAAR issues stacking up.
In Classroom Teacher (Texas Classroom Teachers Association)
Publication Date: Winter 2011-2012
Library Location: Periodicals
State study measures school district ROI; FAST ratings for North Texas independent school districts.
In Dallas Business Journal
Publication Date: March 23-29, 2012
Library Location: Periodicals
Students begin reaching for the STAAR.
In Austin Business Journal
Publication Date: May 25-31, 2012
Library Location: Periodicals
Educational ROI, it's more than money.
In Capitol Ideas
Publication Date: March/April 2013
Library Location: Periodicals
81st legislative session: final bill report.
See: http://www.tasanet.org/cms/lib07/TX01923126/Centricity/Domain/25/billreport.pdf
Publication Date: June 25, 2009

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