Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Subject to SBOE Review

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions subject to the State Board of Education (SBOE) review required by the Texas Education Code, §21.042. If the SBOE reviews and takes no action on a rule, the agency will file it with the Texas Register and determine a future effective date. You can view rules that have been filed with the Texas Register and are awaiting their effective dates on the page Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective.

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If there are changes to rule text since it was published as proposed, the changes are shown in red.

The SBEC agenda provides detailed information on these rules.

Adoption of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs
Summary: Chapter 229 establishes the performance standards and procedures for educator preparation program accountability. The proposed amendments would provide for adjustments to the 2020-2021 Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) Manual due to the ongoing public health situation; implement House Bill 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, to add students with disabilities to the student achievement ASEP performance indicator regarding student performance; provide additional clarity for certificate category calculations; and provide updates to the ASEP Manual.
Adoption by SBEC: October 1, 2021
SBOE Review Date: November 1719, 2021
Proposed Effective Date: December 26, 2021

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Contact Information

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For questions relating to Educator Preparation, Testing, Certification, and Investigations, please submit a TEA Help Desk ticket to the appropriate division.