Proposed Commissioner of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals being considered by the commissioner of education are available here. The rule text on this page reflects what was filed as proposed with the Texas Register. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved for adoption by the commissioner and filed as adopted with the Texas Register.

During the proposed rule public comment period, you may submit public comments electronically using the public comment form. See proposals below for their comment periods.

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter DD, Instructional Materials Portal

Summary: The new rules would implement House Bill 3526 and Senate Bill 810, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, by specifying procedures by which publishers submit instructional materials for inclusion in the instructional materials web portal.

Public Comment Period: February 22, 2019 - March 25, 2019
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing to solicit testimony and input on the proposal will be held at 8:30 a.m. on March 21, 2019, in Room 1-100, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing must sign in between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. The hearing will conclude once all who have signed in have been given the opportunity to comment.

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapter DD

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program, Division 3, Security of Assessments, Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities, §101.3031, Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities to Ensure Validity, Reliability, and Security of Assessments

Summary: The proposed amendment would eliminate the 2018 Test Security Supplement as a figure and instead include specific language from the supplement regarding test security and confidentiality.

Publication in the Texas Register: February 4, 2019
Public Comment Period: February 4, 2019 - March 18, 2019


Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.3031



Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 76, Extracurricular Activities, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §76.1001, Extracurricular Activities

Summary: The proposed amendment would allow a student who has not passed all his or her classes but who is enrolled in a state-approved music course that participates in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sightreading Evaluation to perform with the ensemble during the UIL evaluation performance.

Publication in the Texas Register: November 9, 2018
Public Comment Period: November 9, 2018 - December 10, 2018