Sec. 39.202. ACADEMIC DISTINCTION DESIGNATION FOR DISTRICTS AND CAMPUSES. The commissioner by rule shall establish an academic distinction designation for districts and campuses for outstanding performance in attainment of postsecondary readiness. The commissioner shall adopt criteria for the designation under this section, including:
(1) percentages of students who:
(A) performed satisfactorily, as determined under the college readiness performance standard under Section 39.0241, on assessment instruments required under Section 39.023(a), (b), (c), or (l), aggregated across grade levels by subject area; or
(B) met the standard for annual improvement, as determined by the agency under Section 39.034, on assessment instruments required under Section 39.023(a), (b), (c), or (l), aggregated across grade levels by subject area, for students who did not perform satisfactorily as described by Paragraph (A);
(2) percentages of:
(A) students who earned a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license;
(B) students who completed a coherent sequence of career and technical courses;
(C) students who completed a dual credit course or an articulated postsecondary course provided for local credit;
(D) students who achieved applicable College Readiness Benchmarks or the equivalent on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), the American College Test (ACT), or the ACT-Plan assessment program; and
(E) students who received a score on either an advanced placement test or an international baccalaureate examination to be awarded college credit; and
(3) other factors for determining sufficient student attainment of postsecondary readiness.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 914, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Acts 2006, 79th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 5 (H.B. 1), Sec. 2.05, eff. May 31, 2006.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 59, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 211 (H.B. 5), Sec. 54(a), eff. June 10, 2013.Section: Previous 39.114 39.115 39.117 39.151 39.152 39.201 39.2011 39.202 39.203 39.204 39.232 39.233 39.234 39.235 39.236 Next
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