January 2020 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
January 30, 2020

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION – Room 100

Members: Sue Melton-Malone, chair; Pam Little, vice chair; Aicha Davis; Georgina C. Pérez; Marty Rowley. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.

Public testimony – Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for committee discussion or action. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.

1.     Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.26, Award of Credit
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 


This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.26, Award of Credit. The proposed amendment would update the rule to clarify that a district may award credit proportionately for successful completion of half of a course regardless of the time duration of the course. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025(a).    

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

2.    Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC, Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, §117.312, Music, Level III (One Credit), Adopted 2013; §117.313, Music, Level IV (One Credit), Adopted 2013; and §117.314, Music Studies (One Credit), Adopted 2013
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, §117.312, Music, Level III (One Credit), Adopted 2013; §117.313, Music, Level IV (One Credit), Adopted 2013; and §117.314, Music Studies (One Credit), Adopted 2013, to revise the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for music to align with current International Baccalaureate (IB) course offerings in music. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).    

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

3.    Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School, §§110.30-110.34, and Subchapter D, Other High School English Language Arts and Reading Courses, §110.85, and Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School, §§128.30-128.32
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization the proposed repeal of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School, §§110.30-110.34, and Subchapter D, Other High School English Language Arts and Reading Courses, §110.85, and Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School, §§128.30-128.32. The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted to be effective in 2009 for high school English and Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language and related implementation language that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§110.35-110.39 and §§128.33-128.35 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).    

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

4.    Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations 
(Adoption of Review)


Texas Government Code, §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including State Board of Education (SBOE) rules. This item presents the adoption of review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations. The rules being reviewed establish procedures for the adoption, purchase, and distribution of instructional materials. The statutory authority for the rule review is the Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapters A-C, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(23), 31.002, 31.003, 31.023, 31.035, and House Bill (HB) 3526, Section 5, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.     

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


5.    Approval of Substitution of Instructional Materials for Origo Education 

Origo Education is requesting approval to substitute new editions for six of its adopted products for math: Stepping Stones Student Journal Kindergarten, Stepping Stones Student Journal Grade 1, Stepping Stones Student Journal Grade 2, Stepping Stones Student Journal Grade 3, Stepping Stones Student Journal Grade 4, and Stepping Stones Student Journal Grade 5. The substitutions have been reviewed by agency staff and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.    

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

6.    Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses

This item recommends approval of innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).    

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

7.    Discussion of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.1, Essential Knowledge and Skills, and §74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum 

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.1, Essential Knowledge and Skills, and §74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum. The proposed amendments would update the rules to align with recent legislation and changes to the technology applications and career and technical education (CTE) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) as amended by Senate Bill (SB) 11, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, and House Bill (HB) 18, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.    

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION