Individual Graduation Committees



Related Legislation

  • SB 149, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in 2015, required a school district to establish an individual graduation committee (IGC) for each qualifying student (grade 11 or 12 student who has failed to comply with the end-of-course performance requirements for not more than two courses) at the end of or after the student’s 11th grade year to determine whether the student may qualify to graduate. Read more about SB 149.
    SB 463, passed by the 85th Texas Legislature in 2017, extends the availability of IGCs until September 1, 2019. Read more about SB 463.

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Clear Creek ISD Students Helped by Individual Graduation Committees

Meet three students from Clear Creek ISD whose lives were changed by Individual Graduation Committees.

Related Articles

  • Three Central Texas Students Who Graduated Thanks to a New Law

    by Melissa B. Taboada, Austin American-Statesman Year Published: September 2016
    "Robinson Placek is now in his third semester in the architectural drafting program at Austin Community College. As in high school, Placek has earned A's and B's, and is able to take English as a Second Language specific courses that his high school didn’t offer. He will graduate next year with an associate degree of Applied Science, specializing in CAD design and architecture. Placek said he’s in favor of renewing the law. “You don’t need a test to see what you can do in the future,” he said. His father, Scott Placek said Robinson’s high school graduation has been “a huge positive.” “We see that the STAAR wasn’t an indicator that he could succeed at that (postsecondary) level, because he is succeeding.” Read the full article.
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  • New Law Gives Texas High School Seniors Second Chance to Graduate

    by Tim Gerber, KSAT Year Published: May 2015
    “Senate Bill 149 allows students who failed two of the five End of Course State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests to still graduate if they have completed all of their required course work. Dr. Kimberly Ridgley, director of guidance and counseling at Northside ISD, applauded the signing of SB 149 and the second chance it gives 28,000 seniors across the state to graduate, 250 of them who are enrolled in NISD high schools. ‘It's a great thing for kids," Ridgley said. "It gives kids an opportunity to demonstrate postsecondary readiness that's not hinging on one test or two tests.’” Read the article.
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  • 16,786 Students Eligible for Individual Graduation Committees Under SB 149

    by Texas Education Agency Year Published: May 2015
    Following the spring administration of the STAAR end-of-course exams, 92 percent of students in the Class of 2015 have successfully completed all exams required for high school graduation, TEA announced on Friday. Just under 6 percent of the Class of 2015 (16,786 students) passed all but one or two EOC exams and are eligible for individual graduation committee consideration under SB 149. Read the press release.
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  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch Preps for SB 149

    by Mike Albanese, Carrollton Leader Year Published: May 2015
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  • Mesquite ISD Adapts Quickly to SB 149

    by Kenny Green, Mesquite News Year Published: May 2015
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TASA's Position

  • Advocate for the continuation of Individual Graduation Committees with authority to allow students to graduate when the students have successfully completed all required curriculum requirements but have failed no more than two end-of-course exams.