The bill also requires the commissioner of education to
establish a procedure to determine whether certain students who
entered the ninth grade before 2011-12 may qualify to graduate and
receive a diploma and would specify certain requirements for the
It also requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
(THECB), in coordination with TEA, to collect longitudinal data related
to the post-graduation of each student awarded a diploma based on the
determination of an IGC and report certain related information to the
legislature by December 1 of each even-numbered year.
SB 463 takes effect immediately because it received a vote of at least two-thirds of all
the members elected to each house.