04.29.2015 — The House Public Education Committee heard testimony Tuesday on SB 6, the campus A-F ratings bill. Rather than passing it on its own, the committee added its provisions to Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock’s bill, HB 2804, which also alters the state public school accountability system. (Reps. Alma Allen, Marsha Farney, Mary Gonzalez, and Gary VanDeaver voted against adding the A-F rating provisions.)
As passed by the committee, CSHB 2804 would continue to allow student performance on STAAR to be the primary measure of school performance, but other factors, including community engagement, AP course enrollment, attendance, and dropout rates, would account for 45 percent of a school’s rating.
The committee also voted out nine other bills (committee substitute language is not yet available):
These bills now go to the full Texas House for consideration.