State Board of Education discusses testing, graduation requirements

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) met this week, Sept. 9-11, in Austin.

The meeting started off with a lively exchange between SBOE board members and Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. The conversation ranged from implementation of new laws affecting the length of tests (HB 748 by Rep. Dan Huberty) to the graduation rate and how the Texas Education Agency calculates it, scores on STAAR tests covering the new math standards, and SAT/ACT scores and participation.

As part of its three-day agenda, the board also discussed graduation requirements, alignment of the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), potential funding for a long-range state education plan, and the process for the newest charter school applicants.

You can view the SBOE’s complete agenda for this week’s meetings here. Within the next several days, a link should be posted here, through which you may view archived footage of the meetings.

For any questions about the SBOE or the policies the board impacts, please contact the ATPE Governmental Relations department at

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3 thoughts on “State Board of Education discusses testing, graduation requirements

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  2. Kelly

    Texas students should not need laws to protect them from TEA!
    When the state legislature needs to enact a law to limit test length, something is very wrong!!


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