Honorable Dan Patrick, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1308 by Davis (Relating to auditing and monitoring of performance under contracts for state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students.), As Introduced
The bill would require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop a comprehensive methodology for auditing and monitoring performance for contracts to provide services to develop or administer assessment instruments. The bill would require TEA to ensure that all such new and renewed contracts for services related to assessment instruments include provisions for compliance reviews to monitor vendor performance.
The TEA reports that the provisions of the bill would have no significant fiscal impact on the agency, as TEA currently has a comprehensive auditing and monitoring methodology in place for vendors providing assessment instrument services. The TEA would be required to adopt this methodology in commissioner rule.
701 Central Education Agency
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