How does HB5 impact SISD students?
HB5 was signed by the Texas governor on June 10, 2013. The passage of House Bill 5 impacts testing, accountability, and graduation plans for Texas students.
How does HB5 impact testing and accountability?
Texas high school students need to pass five end-of-course exams to meet state graduation requirements. High school students must take and meet standard on the following STAAR end-of-course (EOC) exams: Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History. HB 5 eliminates the requirement that districts include the EOC results as 15 percent of course grades.
How does HB5 impact graduation planning?
On January 31, 2014, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) approved final graduation plan requirements. The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees approved the Distinguished Plan as the default plan for all incoming 2014-2015 9th graders.