Amend CSHB 2836 (house committee printing) by striking page 1, line 6, through page 3, line 8, and substituting the following:
SECTION 1. Section 39.023(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
(a) The agency shall adopt the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) [
or develop appropriate criterion-referenced assessment instruments designed] to assess essential knowledge and skills in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. All [ Except as provided by Subsection (a-2), all] students, other than students assessed under Subsection (b) or (l) or exempted under Section 39.027, shall be assessed annually in grades three through eight using that assessment instrument[ :
mathematics, annually in grades three through seven without the aid of technology and in grade eight with the aid of technology on any assessment instrument that includes algebra;
reading, annually in grades three through eight;
writing, including spelling and grammar, in grades four and seven;
social studies, in grade eight;
science, in grades five and eight;] and in
(6)] any other subject and grade as required by federal law.
SECTION 2. Sections 39.023(a-1) and (a-2), Education Code are repealed.