June 22, 2021 Committee of the Full Board Item 5
Discussion of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapters E, H, I, J, L, and O
June 22, 2021
COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter E, Education and Training; Subchapter H, Health Science; Subchapter I, Hospitality and Tourism; Subchapter J, Human Services; Subchapter L, Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The proposed amendments would update the standards to ensure they remain current and better support the revised career and technical education (CTE) programs of study.
TEC, §7.102(c)(4), requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish curriculum and graduation requirements.
TEC, §28.002(a), identifies the subjects of the required curriculum.
TEC, §28.002(c), requires the SBOE to by rule identify the essential knowledge and skills of each subject in the required curriculum that all students should be able to demonstrate and that will be used in evaluating instructional materials and addressed on the state assessment instruments.
TEC, §28.002(n), allows the SBOE to by rule develop and implement a plan designed to incorporate foundation curriculum requirements into the CTE curriculum required in TEC, §28.002.
TEC, §28.002(o), requires the SBOE to determine that at least 50% of the approved CTE courses are cost effective for a school district to implement.
TEC, §28.025(a), requires the SBOE by rule to determine the curriculum requirements for the foundation high school graduation program that are consistent with the required curriculum under TEC, §28.002.
TEC, §28.025(b-2), requires the SBOE by rule to allow a student to comply with the curriculum requirements for the third and fourth mathematics credits under TEC, §28.025(b-1)(2), or the third and fourth science credits under TEC, §28.025(b-1)(3), by successfully completing a CTE course designated by the SBOE as containing substantially similar and rigorous content.
TEC, §28.025(b-17), requires the SBOE by rule to ensure that a student may comply with curriculum requirements under TEC, §28.025(b-1)(6), by successfully completing an advanced CTE course, including a course that may lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate or an associate degree.
The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.
FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: Proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Subchapters E, H, I, J, L, and O, will be presented for first reading and filing authorization at a future SBOE meeting.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The SBOE adopted the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for CTE, including career development, effective September 1, 1998. The CTE TEKS were amended effective August 23, 2010. In April 2015 and July 2015, the board approved for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to the CTE TEKS. At the September 2015 meeting, the board approved for second reading and final adoption proposed new CTE TEKS for an Advanced Marketing course and second-level practicum and automotive technology courses. The revised CTE TEKS were implemented at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
The SBOE approved proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Subchapters B, H, J, M, and O, for second reading and final adoption at the January-February 2018 meeting. The revised CTE courses were implemented at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: In accordance with statutory requirements that the SBOE by rule identify the essential knowledge and skills of each subject in the required curriculum, the SBOE follows a board-approved cycle to review and revise the essential knowledge and skills for each subject.
At the January 2021 meeting, the board held a work session to discuss the timeline for the TEKS review and revision process and associated activities, including updates to State Board for Educator Certification teacher assignment rules and certification exams, adoption of instructional materials, and the completion of the Texas Resource Review. Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff provided an overview of CTE programs of study and a skills gap analysis that is being completed to inform review and revision of the CTE TEKS.
Also, during the January 2021 meeting, staff provided an update on plans for the review and revision of CTE courses that satisfy a science graduation requirement as well as certain courses in the health science, education and training, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs of study. Applications to serve on these CTE TEKS review work groups were posted on the TEA website in December 2020. TEA staff provided SBOE members applications for approval to serve on a CTE work group at the January 2021 SBOE meeting. Additional applications were provided to SBOE members in February and March 2021. Work groups were convened to develop recommendations for the CTE courses in March, April, May, and June 2021.
A public hearing on proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Subchapters E, H, I, J, L, and O, is presented as a separate item in this agenda.
Staff Members Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services
Shelly Ramos, Senior Director, Curriculum Standards and Student Support