January 31, 2019 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
January 31, 2019

9 a.m.


COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION – Room 100
Members: Sue Melton-Malone; Donna Bahorich; Georgina C. Pérez; Aicha Davis; Pam Little. 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. Election of Chair

State Board of Education (SBOE) operating rules call for each committee to elect a chair from among its members. This item provides an opportunity for the Committee on Instruction to elect a chair at this meeting if the SBOE retains the existing committee structure. The chair may then appoint a vice chair. If the board changes the committee structure, the committee may elect a member to preside over this first meeting only. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code, §7.107(b).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – NO ACTION


2. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders, to adopt in rule as a figure the updated Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook). No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(28) and §38.003.

COMMITTEE – ACTION

SBOE - ACTION

3. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, Adopted 2013, §117.327, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Standard Level (Two Credits), and §117.328, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Higher Level (Two Credits)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, Adopted 2013, §117.327, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Standard Level (SL) (Two Credits), and §117.328, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Higher Level (HL) (Two Credits). The proposal would add two IB courses to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for fine arts to align with current course offerings by the International Baccalaureate Organization. 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.

 COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

4. 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


5. Discussion of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment

This item provides the opportunity for the board to discuss a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment. The proposed amendment would update the alignment of the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to add a new alignment for English language arts and to reflect changes resulting from recent updates to the English language arts and mathematics CCRS. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.008(d).
 
COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION


6. Discussion of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit)

This item provides the opportunity for the board to discuss a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit). The proposed amendment would eliminate language that is outdated and no longer necessary. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(t), and 28.025.
 
COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION