Individual Graduation Committees (IGC)
SB 213 (2019) - Individual Graduation Committees
(effective through September 1, 2023)
First enacted with SB 149 (2015), Individual Graduation Committees (IGC) allow student the option to graduate even though they've not passed all of their EOC exams. A student who has failed the EOC assessment graduation requirements for no more than two, out of the number they must take, may receive a Texas high school diploma if the student has qualified to graduate by means of an individual graduation committee (IGC) determination. (Source: TEA State Graduation Requirement page)
UPDATE: On May 7, 2019 the legislature passed to extend IGCs to September 1, 2023.
Updates on Individual Graduation Committees (as of May 2019)
SB 213 (2019) updates SB 463 (2017), a piece of legislation which updated SB 149. SB 213 now extends the end date of this committee to September 1, 2023. Text of SB 463. Text of SB 213 (2019). This legislation also allows the inclusion of TAKS students. Processes and procedures for STAAR IGC remain the same. There are currently some pieces of legislation in process for this. Stay tuned for updates.
TEA creates an FAQ document to guide districts in implementing IGCs (posted Oct 13, 2015, on TEA's Graduation Requirements page)
TEA Makes Announcement on implementation of SB149 through letter addressed to administrators (posted on May 5, 2015)
SB149 was signed into law on May 11, 2015 and was effective immediately.
Text of legislation (posted May 4, 2015)
TAC Chapter 74.1025 lays out the rules for the STAAR student IGCs.
TAC Chapter 74.1027 lays out the rules for the TAKS student IGCs.
Updated rules from the Commissioner
Read the final changes to Chapter 101 (posted September 18, 2015)
Read the final changes to 89.1070
The documents on this site are still valid with the new legislation.
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