Proposed State Board of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals approved for first reading by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and filed with theTexas Register are available here. The rule text on this page reflects what was approved for first reading by the SBOE. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved for second reading by the SBOE and filed as adopted with the Texas Register.

You may submit public comments electronically using the form for commenting on proposed SBOE rules. If you have questions about the public comment process for proposed rulemaking, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact the TEA Rulemaking Unit at (512) 475-1497 or by email at rules@tea.texas.gov.

The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.24, Credit by Examination

Summary: The proposed amendment would amend provisions related to test development and validation.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the May 11, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: June 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.24 (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders

Summary: The proposed amendment would update the section and align the section with legislative changes made by House Bill 1886, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the May 11, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: June 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.28 (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)

Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.39, Requirements for Instruction on Proper Interaction with Peace Officers

Summary: The proposed new section would implement Senate Bill 30, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, regarding required instruction on proper interaction with peace officers.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the May 11, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: June 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §74.39 (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)

Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, and Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics

Summary: The proposed revisions would update the amount of credit available for Advanced Placement English language arts and reading and mathematics courses and remove rules that are outdated and duplicative of other State Board of Education rules.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: January/February 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the March 9, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption Taken: April 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapter D (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Subchapter D (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)

Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Chapter 118, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits, and Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications

Summary: The proposed revisions would align the rules with current course offerings by the International Baccalaureate organization and update the amount of credit available for IB and Advanced Placement courses.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: January/February 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the March 9, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption Taken: April 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 112, Subchapter D (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter D (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 118, Subchapter B (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 126, Subchapter D (PDF) (As approved for first reading by the SBOE)
Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.50, Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies (One Credit)

Summary: The proposed new rule would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a new high school social studies course for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the July 13, 2018, issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: September 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §113.50 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §113.50
Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses, §113.69, Other Courses for which Students May Receive Social Studies Credit, and §113.70, Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses

Summary: The proposed repeals would remove rules that are outdated and no longer necessary.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2018 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the July 13, 2018, issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: September 2018 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Repeals of 19 TAC §113.69 and §113.70 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed Repeals of 19 TAC §113.69 and §113.70