September 2022 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
September 1, 2022

9:00 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION – Room 1-100

Members: Sue Melton-Malone, chair; Audrey Young, vice chair; Rebecca Bell-Metereau; Pam Little; and Georgina C. Pérez. 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. One-Time Procedural Action to Correct the Effective Date of Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §127.761 and §127.764

At the June 17, 2022, meeting, the State Board of Education (SBOE) approved for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §127.788, Fundamentals of Computer Science (One Credit), Adopted 2022, and §127.791, Computer Science III (One Credit), Adopted 2022. The SBOE voted to establish an implementation date of the 2023-2024 school year for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the two courses. Also at the June 17, 2022, meeting, the board approved the repeal of the current TEKS for 19 TAC §127.761, Fundamentals of Computer Science (One Credit), and §127.764, Computer Science III (One Credit), with an effective date of August 1, 2022. The result of these actions means that the current TEKS for the two courses would be repealed before the new TEKS are implemented. This item requests that the SBOE take one-time action to amend the motion made at the June 17, 2022, meeting to specify an August 1, 2023, effective date for the proposed repeal of 19 TAC §127.761 and §127.764 in order for the repeal to take effect at the same time that the new TEKS for the two courses are implemented. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a) and (c); and 28.025(a), (c-1)(1), and (c-10).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

2. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization 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 public school prior to seeking approval. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

3. Approval of Updates and Substitutions to Adopted Instructional Materials

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and board to approve update and/or substitution requests received since the last board meeting. The updated content has been reviewed by subject-area specialists and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

4. Discussion of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses, §111.56, Advanced Placement Precalculus

This item presents the opportunity for the board to discuss 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 Precalculus. 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) and (b-1)(2).

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

5. Discussion of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Middle School

This item provides an opportunity for the board to discuss 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 and the add a new middle school course. Statutory authority is §§7.102(c)(4) and 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.016.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION