Adopted State Board of Education Rules - Not Yet Effective

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Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter C, High School, §111.48, Algebraic Reasoning, Adopted 2015 (One Credit)

Summary: The adoption adds Texas essential knowledge and skills for a new high school advanced mathematics course for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year. The new rule was adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: April 2015)
(Future Effective Date: May 31, 2015)

Text of Adopted New 19 TAC §111.48 (PDF)


Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter D, Other Science Courses

Summary: The adoption updates the course titles for International Baccalaureate (IB) science courses to align with other foundation subject area IB courses. The revisions were adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: April 2015)
(Future Effective Date: August 24, 2015)

Text of Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter D (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses

Summary: The adopted amendments amend existing rules to require that Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, as applicable. The amendments were adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2014)
(Future Effective Date: August 24, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter D (PDF)