Texas - Student Assessments: Assessment Authority

Area: 
Assessment Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
1995
Summary: 

The Texas State Board of Education has full authority to adopt assessments per state law.

Body: 

The State Board of Education by rule shall create and implement a statewide assessment program that is knowledge- and skills-based to ensure school accountability for student achievement that achieves the goals provided under Section 4.002. After adopting rules under this section, the State Board of Education shall consider the importance of maintaining stability in the statewide assessment program when adopting any subsequent modification of the rules.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/25/2016