With the passage of HB 657 during the 85th Texas Legislative Session, an ARD committee is now required to meet before the second administration of the STAAR reading or mathematics assessment when a student receiving special education services in grade 5 or 8 fails to perform satisfactorily on the first administration.
During this meeting, the ARD committee must determine the required accelerated instructions and if the student will be promoted or retained. The bill adds that promotion must be based on the student’s performance on his of her IEP goals. The student is not required to take the subsequent STAAR administrations.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Special Services department at (281) 452-8006.