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House Bill 2564 requires that an applicant for a driver's permit who is enrolled at a home school or private school demonstrate that the applicant meets academic standards equivalent to those required for public school students under Subdivision (1). These standards are as follows: (A) did not receive a grade lower than the equivalent of a 70 on a scale of 100 in any state-mandated class for the most recent grade evaluation period, as that term is defined by Section 33.081(c), Education Code; and (B) has performed satisfactorily on all assessment instruments required of the person under Subchapter B, Chapter 39, Education Code.
HSLDA originally opposed House Bill 2564 because it would grant the Texas Education Agency too broad a range in determining how homeschoolers will demonstrate equivalent academic standards. However, after speaking with Rep. Christian's office, we have been assured that he will work with HSLDA to amend the bill and remove all negative effects on homeschoolers.
03/08/2011 (House) Filed
03/15/2011 (House) Read first time and referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
05/30/2011 (House) Bill died when legislature adjourned
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