Amend CSHB 5 (house committee printing) as follows:
(1)  Insert the following appropriately numbered SECTION:
SECTION ____.  (a) Section 39.0232, Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 39.0232.  USE OF END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT AS PLACEMENT INSTRUMENT; CERTAIN USES PROHIBITED. (a) To the extent practicable, the agency shall ensure that any high school end-of-course assessment instrument developed by the agency is developed in such a manner that the assessment instrument may be used to determine the appropriate placement of a student in a course of the same subject matter at an institution of higher education.
(b)  A student's performance on an end-of-course assessment instrument may not be used:
(1)  in determining the student's class ranking for any purpose, including entitlement to automatic college admission under Section 51.803 or 51.804; or
(2)  as a sole criterion in the determination of whether to admit the student to a general academic teaching institution in this state.
(c)  Subsection (b)(2) does not prohibit a general academic teaching institution from implementing an admission policy that takes into consideration a student's performance on an end-of-course assessment instrument in addition to other criteria.
(d)  In this section, "general academic teaching institution" has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003.
(b)  This section applies beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
(2)  On page 55, line 3, strike "Subsection (g)" and substitute "Subsections (a-1) and (g)".
(3)  On page 55, between lines 21 and 22, insert the following:
(a-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a) or any other provision of this section, a student is not required to perform at or above a satisfactory level on end-of-course assessment instruments adopted under Section 39.023(c) or (c-2) in order to be eligible to apply to a general academic teaching institution.
(4)  Renumber subsequent SECTIONS accordingly.