September 2016 General Meeting

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS
September 16, 2016
9 a.m.
William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104
1701 N. Congress Avenue


Student Performance

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

State Board of Education, July 22, 2016

Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken to address items other than those on the board agenda. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.

1. Resolutions and Presentations


Heroes for Children, State Board of Education Districts 1-15
(No Exhibit)

Resolution Marking the 20th Anniversary of Charter Schools in Texas
(No Exhibit)

2. Approval of Consent Agenda

Any agenda item may be placed on the Consent Agenda by any State Board of Education committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD


3. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School. The proposed amendments would remove references to mathematical process skills from knowledge and skills statements in the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.002.

4. Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

This item provides an opportunity for staff to present an update on the transition of the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency to multiple test providers. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND

No Action Items.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

8. Review of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would amend 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§227.1, 227.5, 227.10, 227.15, 227.17, 227.19, and 227.20 would include changes to provide clarification to questions that Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff has received from educator preparation programs (EPPs) and applicants to EPPs. In addition, the proposed amendments would clarify minimum standards for all EPPs, allow for flexibility, and ensure consistency among EPPs in the state. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter A, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.031, 21.044(a) and (g)(3), 21.0441, 21.049(a), and 21.050(a).

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS POSTED FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS
Committee chairs may provide an update about discussion items considered during the current meeting by any standing committee or ad hoc committee.

REPORTS OF OTHER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCERNS IN INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS
Members of the State Board of Education may present information regarding agenda items or other relevant information about public education.

Information Materials

1. State Board of Education Operating Rules, Amended April 17, 2015

2. Registration Form for Public Testimony at State Board of Education Meetings

3. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

4. 2013-2017 Rule Review Plan for State Board of Education Rules

This item outlines the rule review plan for State Board of Education (SBOE) rules during the period of September 2013 through August 2017. Texas Government Code, §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.