September 2016 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
September 15, 2016

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION - Room 1-100
Members: Sue Melton-Malone, Chair; Geraldine Miller, Vice Chair; Barbara Cargill; Tom Maynard; Marisa B. Perez. 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 A, Required Curriculum, §74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum, to update the rule to add the newly adopted Personal Financial Literacy course to the list of courses a district is required to offer at the high school level. 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, and 28.0021.

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2. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter D, Other Science Courses
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter D, Other Science Courses. The proposal would update course titles for Advanced Placement (AP) courses, modify the amount of credit that could be earned for these courses, and add new AP Physics courses to align with courses recently revised by the College Board. 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, and 28.025.

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3. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, §89.42, Official Testing Centers
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, §89.42, Official Testing Centers. The proposed amendment would expand the entities eligible to serve as official paper-based testing centers and define the requirements for paper-based testing centers. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

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