Update for 2016: Under the TEA Rules passed for 2016, the instruction to code the refused assessment has been formalized. The districts do not have discretion to use another code. When a student refuses a test, or is present at school but not tested, school districts routinely code the answer sheet of the student with code “S”, instructing the TEA to score the blank form and, as a result, record a zero for the student. This form letter discusses that issue.
Download Do Not Score Letter 2016