August 31, 2021 Committee of the Full Board Item 3

Public Hearing Regarding Instructional Materials Submitted for Adoption by the State Board of Education Under Proclamation 2022

August 31, 2021

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY: A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2022. This proclamation called for instructional materials for health education and physical education. Products submitted in response to Proclamation 2022 were reviewed in the summer of 2021.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.110 and §31.022.

TEC, §7.110, requires the SBOE to create and implement policies that allow the public an opportunity to appear before and speak to the board.

TEC, §31.022(b), requires the SBOE to adopt rules to provide for a full and complete investigation of instructional materials for each subject in the foundation curriculum. The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Proclamation 2022 was issued by the SBOE in April 2020. Amendments to Proclamation 2022 were approved at the April 2021 SBOE meeting. The board ratified a deadline extension in Proclamation 2022 extending the publisher deadline for submitting preliminary and final correlations, pre-adoption samples, and related deliverables and to allow publishers more time to create materials aligned to the newly revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

The review of Proclamation 2022 instructional materials concluded in July 2021.

Staff Members Responsible:
Melissa Lautenschlager, Director, Instructional Materials and Implementation
Amie Williams, Director, Review and Adoption