April 2020 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
April 16, 2020

11:00 a.m. or upon adjournment of the Committee of the Full Board

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION
 
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 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 
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption 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and Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language and related implementation language that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§110.35-110.39 and §§128.33-128.35 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. 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).

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2. Action Regarding Origo Education 

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and board to consider action regarding Origo Education related to substitution of new editions of a student journal for its adopted products for English and Spanish math, grades K-5. Origo Education has substituted new editions for the products adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in 2013. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§31.003, 31.022. and 31.151.    

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