November 2022 SBOE General Meeting

OFFICIAL AGENDA

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

November 18, 2022

9:00 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, September 2, 2022 and September 26, 2022

1.    Resolutions and Presentation

Resolution honoring the 2022 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) state finalists

Resolution honoring the 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) national awardees

Resolution honoring outgoing State Board of Education members

            Lawrence Allen Jr.
            Ruben Cortez Jr.
            Jay Johnson
            Sue Melton-Malone
            Georgina C. Pérez
            Matt Robinson

Commissioner’s Comments and Presentation
 

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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. Legislative Recommendations for the 88th Texas Legislature

This item provides an opportunity for the board to make decisions on legislative recommendations to the 88th Texas Legislature. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102.

4. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School. The proposed revisions would align with recent legislative requirements by updating the standards for Kindergarten-Grade 8 and five high school courses: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and its Benefits, United States History Studies Since 1877, World History Studies, World Geography Studies, and United States Government. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), (h), (h-1), and (h-2); and 28.025(a) and (b-1)(4).

5. Update on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

This item provides the opportunity for staff to present an update on the review of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a) and (c); and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION

6. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs. The amendment would update the rule to require that applicants for innovative courses must have piloted the proposed course in a Texas school prior to seeking approval. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

7. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses, §111.56, Advanced Placement (AP) Precalculus (One Credit)
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses, §111.56, Advanced Placement (AP) Precalculus (One Credit). The proposal would add a new Advanced Placement (AP) mathematics course to align with current offerings from the College Board. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a) and (c); and 28.025(a).

8. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Middle School
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Middle School. The proposed revisions would repeal two existing middle school courses, add a new middle school course, and repeal implementation language that will no longer be relevant. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.016.

9. Approval of Agricultural Education Programs List

This item presents the opportunity for the board to review and approve the list of elementary agriculture education programs available for use by school districts and charter schools as required by Senate Bill 801, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §29.926.

10. Consideration of Petition for Amendment of Rule Concerning 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program

A petition to amend 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, has been received from the Texas Speech Communication Association. The petition requests that the rule be amended to allow Oral Interpretation I-III to satisfy a fine arts graduation requirement. This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to consider the petition. Statutory authority is the Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.021; Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002 and §28.025; and 19 TAC §30.1.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

11. Review of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would propose amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs. Chapter 229 establishes the performance standards and procedures for educator preparation program (EPP) accountability. The proposed amendments would provide for adjustments to the 2021–2022 Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) Manual; would implement Senate Bill (SB) 2066, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; would clarify assessments used for accountability; would update procedures for EPP commendations; would provide the SBEC additional flexibility when sanctioning programs; and would clarify what data is used for the determination of accreditation statuses. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 229 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.041(a), (b)(1), and (d); 21.043(b) and (c); 21.0441(c) and (d); 21.0443, as amended by House Bill (HB) 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 21.045, as amended by HB 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 21.0451; and 21.0452, as amended by Senate Bill 2066, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.

12. Review of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 241, Certification as Principal

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would propose revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 241, Certification as Principal. The proposed revisions would implement House Bill (HB) 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, to update the educator standards for the Principal as Instructional Leader certificate to reflect the qualifications of certification as a principal. The proposed revisions would also repeal outdated Subchapter B, Principal Certificate, and would provide technical edits where needed. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 241 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a); 21.040(2); 21.041(b)(1)–(4); 21.046(b), as amended by HB 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, (c), and (d); and 21.054(a) and (e).


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 January 26, 2021)

2. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

3. 2021-2025 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 2021 through August 2025. Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement in TGC, §2001.039, is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.