January 2016 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
January 28, 2016

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION - Room 1-100
Members: Sue Melton-Malone, Chair; Geraldine Miller, Vice Chair; Barbara Cargill; Tom Maynard; Marisa B. Perez. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.

Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for committee discussion or action. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.

1. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.5, Academic Achievement Record (Transcript) and High School Diploma
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.5, Academic Achievement Record (Transcript) and High School Diploma, to update the rule to align with recent legislative changes. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025, as amended by House Bill (HB) 181, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

2. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter D, Other Technology Applications Courses, §126.65, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles (One Credit), Adopted 2016
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter D, Other Technology Applications Courses, §126.65, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles (One Credit), Adopted 2016. The proposed rule action would add a new AP computer science course as an option for a student to use to earn credit toward high school graduation requirements. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

3. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter B, High School, §127.16, Extended Career Preparation (One Credit), Adopted 2016
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter B, High School, §127.16, Extended Career Preparation (One Credit), Adopted 2016. The proposal would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new career preparation course to allow students to earn up to a total of three credits each in Career Preparation I and Career Preparation II. The proposal recommends an implementation date of the 2017-2018 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102, 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

4. Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses

This item recommends approval of innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

5. Recommendations Regarding Renewal of Instructional Materials Contract

This item recommends renewal of instructional materials contracts that expire on August 31, 2016. This action is recommended to ensure that these materials remain available for distribution to school districts until new replacements become available. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.026.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

6. Discussion of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. Proposed amendments would update the rules related to the administration of high school equivalency examinations by multiple providers, including offering both paper-based and computer-based testing formats; accommodations for applicants with documented disabilities; court-ordered examinations; and fees and other provisions for the issuance of certificates. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION