House Bill 5

This site will provide you with information regarding House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.


Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B. Graduation Requirements (Approved, January 2014)

Resources

General Overview of Foundation High School Program--February 2014 (PDF, 302KB)

Graduation Programs Side by Side (PDF, 308PDF)

Foundation High School Program FAQs--March 2014 (PDF, 549KB)

Endorsement FAQs--March 2014 (PDF, 854KB)

Performance Acknowledgment FAQs--coming soon

Other HB 5 FAQs  

 Endorsement Opt-Out Agreement (PDF, 23KB)


The SBOE is expected to make decisions regarding the new graduation requirements that will be implemented beginning with the 2014-2015 school year on the following timeline:

September 17  Public Hearing

September 18  Discussion of HB 5 Rules

November   First Reading and Filing Authorization

December  Official Public Comment Period

January  Second Reading and Final Adoption

General Overview Slides of HB 5 with SBOE Decision Points (PDF, 402KB)

The State Board of Education will consider the following draft proposed rules for the Foundation High School Program for first reading and filing authorization at the November 2013 meeting. Proposed rules are based on guidance provided by the SBOE at the September 2013 meeting. The SBOE will consider possible revisions to the proposal at the November 2013 meeting.

Proposed Rules for the Foundation High School Program--Revised 11/12/2013 (see p. 11) (PDF, 651KB)

Proposed Rules for the Foundation High School Program--Revised 11/12/2013 (see pp. 9-10) (Word, 52KB)

Proposed Rules for the Foundation High School Program (PDF, 558KB)

Proposed Rules for the Foundation High School Program (Word, 46KB)


The Commissioner must adopt a transition plan to implement House Bill (HB) 5 and replace the Minimum High School Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP), and Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) with the foundation program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year and rules to allow certain seniors in the 2013-2014 school year the option to graduate under the new foundation high school program.


Text of HB 5 (outside source)

General Overview Slides of HB 5 (PDF, 163KB)

Side-by-Side Comparison – Current Graduation Requirements and HB 5 Requirements to be Implemented Beginning in 2014-2015 (PDF, 37KB)   


The following documents were prepared for the August 1 SBOE work session as a resource for discussion purposes only and do not reflect final decisions. Archived webcast of the SBOE work session

 English Language Arts Discussion Document (PDF, 768 KB)

 Mathematics Discussion Document (PDF, 780KB)

 Science Discussion Document (PDF, 563KB)

 Social Studies Discussion Document (PDF, 752KB)

 Fine Arts Discussion Document (PDF, 728KB)

 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Discussion Document (PDF, 839KB)

 Physical Education Discussion Document (PDF, 715KB)

 STEM Endorsement Discussion Document (PDF, 1186KB)

 Business and Industry Endorsement Discussion Document (PDF, 754KB)

 Public Services Endorsement Discussion Document (PDF, 742KB)

 Arts and Humanities Endorsement Discussion Document (PDF, 735KB)

 Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement Discussion Document (PDF, 729KB)


Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.texas.gov 
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581