Tex. Educ. Code Section 39.332
Comprehensive Biennial Report


(a)

Not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, the agency shall prepare and deliver to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, each member of the legislature, the Legislative Budget Board, and the clerks of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over the public school system a comprehensive report covering the two preceding school years and containing the information described by Subsection (b).

(b)

(1) The report must contain an evaluation of the achievements of the state educational program in relation to the statutory goals for the public education system under Section 4.002 (Public Education Academic Goals).

(2)

The report must contain an evaluation of the status of education in the state as reflected by:

(A)

the achievement indicators described by Section 39.053 (Performance Indicators: Achievement); and

(B)

the reporting indicators described by Section 39.301 (Additional Performance Indicators: Reporting).

(3)

The report must contain a summary compilation of overall student performance on academic skills assessment instruments required by Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments) with the number and percentage of students exempted from the administration of those instruments and the basis of the exemptions, aggregated by grade level, subject area, campus, and district, with appropriate interpretations and analysis, and disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

(4)

The report must contain a summary compilation of overall performance of students placed in a disciplinary alternative education program established under Section 37.008 (Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs) on academic skills assessment instruments required by Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments) with the number of those students exempted from the administration of those instruments and the basis of the exemptions, aggregated by district, grade level, and subject area, with appropriate interpretations and analysis, and disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

(5)

The report must contain a summary compilation of overall performance of students at risk of dropping out of school, as defined by Section 29.081 (Compensatory, Intensive, and Accelerated Instruction)(d), on academic skills assessment instruments required by Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments) with the number of those students exempted from the administration of those instruments and the basis of the exemptions, aggregated by district, grade level, and subject area, with appropriate interpretations and analysis, and disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

(6)

The report must contain an evaluation of the correlation between student grades and student performance on academic skills assessment instruments required by Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments).

(7)

The report must contain a statement of the dropout rate of students in grade levels 7 through 12, expressed in the aggregate and by grade level, and a statement of the completion rates of students for grade levels 9 through 12.

(8)

The report must contain a statement of:

(A)

the completion rate of students who enter grade level 9 and graduate not more than four years later;

(B)

the completion rate of students who enter grade level 9 and graduate, including students who require more than four years to graduate;

(C)

the completion rate of students who enter grade level 9 and not more than four years later receive a high school equivalency certificate;

(D)

the completion rate of students who enter grade level 9 and receive a high school equivalency certificate, including students who require more than four years to receive a certificate; and

(E)

the number and percentage of all students who have not been accounted for under Paragraph (A), (B), (C), or (D).

(9)

The report must contain a statement of the projected cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates for grade levels 9 through 12 for the next five years, assuming no state action is taken to reduce the dropout rate.

(10)

The report must contain a description of a systematic, measurable plan for reducing the projected cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates to five percent or less.

(11)

The report must contain a summary of the information required by Section 29.083 (Student Retention Information) regarding grade level retention of students and information concerning:

(A)

the number and percentage of students retained; and

(B)

the performance of retained students on assessment instruments required under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(a).

(12)

The report must contain information, aggregated by district type and disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, on:

(A)

the number of students placed in a disciplinary alternative education program established under Section 37.008 (Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs);

(B)

the average length of a student’s placement in a disciplinary alternative education program established under Section 37.008 (Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs);

(C)

the academic performance of students on assessment instruments required under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(a) during the year preceding and during the year following placement in a disciplinary alternative education program; and

(D)

the dropout rates of students who have been placed in a disciplinary alternative education program established under Section 37.008 (Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs).

(13)

The report must contain a list of each school district or campus that does not satisfy performance standards, with an explanation of the actions taken by the commissioner to improve student performance in the district or campus and an evaluation of the results of those actions.

(14)

The report must contain an evaluation of the status of the curriculum taught in public schools, with recommendations for legislative changes necessary to improve or modify the curriculum required by Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum).

(15)

The report must contain a description of all funds received by and each activity and expenditure of the agency.

(16)

The report must contain a summary and analysis of the instructional expenditures ratios and instructional employees ratios of school districts computed under Section 44.0071 (Computation of Instructional Expenditures Ratio and Instructional Employees Ratio).

(17)

The report must contain a summary of the effect of deregulation, including exemptions and waivers granted under Section 7.056 (Waivers and Exemptions) or 39.232 (Excellence Exemptions).

(18)

The report must contain a statement of the total number and length of reports that school districts and school district employees must submit to the agency, identifying which reports are required by federal statute or rule, state statute, or agency rule, and a summary of the agency’s efforts to reduce overall reporting requirements.

(19)

The report must contain a list of each school district that is not in compliance with state special education requirements, including:

(A)

the period for which the district has not been in compliance;

(B)

the manner in which the agency considered the district’s failure to comply in determining the district’s accreditation status; and

(C)

an explanation of the actions taken by the commissioner to ensure compliance and an evaluation of the results of those actions.

(20)

The report must contain a comparison of the performance of open-enrollment charter schools and school districts on the achievement indicators described by Section 39.053 (Performance Indicators: Achievement)(c), the reporting indicators described by Section 39.301 (Additional Performance Indicators: Reporting)(c), and the accountability measures adopted under Section 39.053 (Performance Indicators: Achievement)(i), with a separately aggregated comparison of the performance of open-enrollment charter schools predominantly serving students at risk of dropping out of school, as described by Section 29.081 (Compensatory, Intensive, and Accelerated Instruction)(d), with the performance of school districts.

(21)

The report must contain a summary of the information required by Section 38.0141 (Reporting of Certain Health and Safety Information Required) regarding student health and physical activity from each school district.

(22)

The report must contain a summary compilation of overall student performance under the assessment system developed to evaluate the longitudinal academic progress as required by Section 39.027 (Exemption)(e), disaggregated by bilingual education or special language program instructional model, if any.

(23)

The report must contain an evaluation of the availability of endorsements under Section 28.025 (High School Diploma and Certificate; Academic Achievement Record)(c-1), including the following information for each school district:

(A)

the endorsements under Section 28.025 (High School Diploma and Certificate; Academic Achievement Record)(c-1) for which the district offers all courses for curriculum requirements as determined by board rule; and

(B)

the district’s economic, geographic, and demographic information, as determined by the commissioner.

(24)

The report must contain any additional information considered important by the commissioner or the State Board of Education.

(c)

In reporting the information required by Subsection (b)(3) or (4), the agency may separately aggregate the performance data of students enrolled in a special education program under Subchapter A (Statewide Plan), Chapter 29 (Educational Programs).

(d)

In reporting the information required by Subsections (b)(3), (5), and (7), the agency shall separately aggregate the longitudinal performance data of all students identified as emergent bilingual students, as defined by Section 29.052 (Definitions), or former emergent bilingual students, disaggregated by bilingual education or special language program instructional model, if any, in which the students are or were enrolled.

(e)

Each report must contain the most recent data available.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 59, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 211 (H.B. 5), Sec. 59(a), eff. June 10, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1312 (S.B. 59), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1312, Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1094 (H.B. 2804), Sec. 21, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 973 (S.B. 2066), Sec. 24, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 39.332 — Comprehensive Biennial Report, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­39.­htm#39.­332 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

39.001
Rules
39.002
Advisory Committee
39.003
Special Investigations
39.004
Conduct of Special Investigations
39.005
Hearing Following Investigation
39.006
Commissioner Determination
39.007
Judicial Appeal
39.021
Essential Skills and Knowledge
39.022
Assessment Program
39.023
Adoption and Administration of Instruments
39.024
Measure of College Readiness
39.025
Secondary-level Performance Required
39.026
Local Option
39.027
Exemption
39.028
Comparison of State Results to National Results
39.029
Migratory Children
39.030
Confidentiality
39.031
Cost
39.032
Assessment Instrument Standards
39.033
Voluntary Assessment of Private School Students
39.034
Measure of Annual Improvement in Student Achievement
39.035
Limitation on Field Testing of Assessment Instruments
39.036
Vertical Scale for Certain Assessment Instruments
39.037
International Assessment Instrument Program
39.038
Restriction on Appointments to Advisory Committees
39.039
Prohibition on Political Contribution or Activity by Certain Contractors
39.051
Accreditation Status
39.052
Determination of Accreditation Status or Performance Rating
39.053
Performance Indicators: Achievement
39.054
Methods and Standards for Evaluating Performance
39.055
Student Ordered by a Juvenile Court or Student in Residential Facility Not Considered for Accountability Purposes
39.056
Monitoring Reviews
39.059
Data Transparency
39.081
Definitions
39.082
Development and Implementation
39.083
Reporting
39.085
Rules
39.086
Software Standards
39.102
Interventions and Sanctions for Districts
39.151
Review by Commissioner: Accountability Determination
39.201
Distinction Designations
39.202
Academic Distinction Designation for Districts and Campuses
39.203
Campus Distinction Designations
39.204
Campus Distinction Designation Criteria
39.232
Excellence Exemptions
39.0232
Use of End-of-course Assessment Instrument as Placement Instrument
39.0233
Special-purpose Questions Included in End-of-course Assessment Instruments
39.0234
Electronic Administration of Assessment Instruments
39.0235
Technology Literacy Assessment Pilot Program
39.235
Innovation Grant Initiative for Middle, Junior High, and High School Campuses
39.0236
Integrated Formative Assessment Pilot Program
39.236
Gifted and Talented Standards
39.0237
Consideration of Prekindergarten Assessment Instruments Prohibited
39.0238
Consideration of Religious Holy Days in Scheduling Assessment Instruments
39.0241
Performance Standards
39.261
Creation of System
39.0261
College Preparation Assessments
39.0262
Administration of District-required Assessment Instruments in Certain Subject Areas
39.262
Types of Awards
39.263
Awards
39.0263
Administration of District-required Benchmark Assessment Instruments to Prepare Students for State-administered Assessment Instruments
39.264
Use of Awards
39.265
Funding
39.266
Confidentiality
39.301
Additional Performance Indicators: Reporting
39.0301
Security in Administration of Assessment Instruments
39.0302
Issuance of Subpoenas
39.302
Report to District: Comparisons for Annual Performance Assessment
39.0303
Secure Assessment Instruments
39.303
Report to Parents
39.0304
Training in Assessment Instrument Administration
39.304
Teacher Report Card
39.305
Campus Report Card
39.306
Performance Report
39.307
Uses of Performance Report
39.308
Annual Audit of Dropout Records
39.309
Texas School Accountability Dashboard
39.331
General Requirements
39.332
Comprehensive Biennial Report
39.333
Regional and District Level Report
39.334
Technology Report
39.361
Notice in Student Grade Report
39.362
Notice on District Website
39.363
Notice on Agency Website
39.0381
Auditing and Monitoring Performance Under Contracts for Assessment Instruments
39.408
Eligibility Criteria for Certain Grant Programs
39.0541
Adoption of Indicators and Standards
39.0542
Explanatory Materials for Accountability Rating System
39.0543
Performance Rating Requiring Intervention or Other Action
39.0544
Local Accountability System
39.0548
Evaluating Dropout Recovery Schools
39.0552
Memorandum of Understanding Between School District and State Hospital for Accountability Purposes
39.0821
Comptroller Review of Resource Allocation Practices
39.0823
Projected Deficit
39.0824
Corrective Action Plan
39.2011
Applicability to Charter Schools
39.02302
Advisory Committees for Assessment Instruments
39.02315
Reporting Results of Assessment Instruments for Out-of-state Transfer Students
39.02342
Paper Administration of Assessment Instruments on Request

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 39.332’s source at texas​.gov