Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.9015
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (d) or (e), each school year each school district and open-enrollment charter school shall provide students in grades 10 through 12 an opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test and consult with a military recruiter.

(b)

The test under Subsection (a) must be scheduled:

(1)

during normal school hours; and

(2)

to optimize student participation, at a time that limits conflicts with extracurricular activities.

(c)

Each school district and open-enrollment charter school shall provide each student in grades 10 through 12 and the student’s parent or person standing in parental relation to the student a notice of the date, time, and location of the scheduled administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test.

(d)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school may elect not to provide the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test only if the district or school provides an alternative test that:

(1)

assesses a student’s aptitude for success in a career field other than a career field that requires postsecondary education;

(2)

is free to administer;

(3)

requires minimal training and support of district or school faculty and staff to administer the test; and

(4)

provides the student with a professional interpretation of the test results that allows the student to:

(A)

explore occupations that are consistent with the student’s interests and skills; and

(B)

develop strategies to attain the student’s career goals.

(e)

This subsection applies only to a school district, open-enrollment charter school, or high school that, before September 1, 2017, entered into a contract under which a vocational aptitude test that does not comply with the requirements for an alternative test under Subsection (d) is provided to students in grades 10 through 12. A school district, open-enrollment charter school, or high school subject to this subsection may elect not to provide the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test for the term of the contract. On the expiration of the contract term, the exemption provided by this subsection is not applicable.

(f)

Not later than August 1 of each year, the agency shall publish a list of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools that elected under Subsection (d) or (e) not to provide the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test during the previous school year.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 949 (S.B. 1843), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2017.
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