June 2017 Committee of the Full Board Tuesday Item 4

Approval of Proclamation 2019 Questions and Answers

June 23, 2017

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION

SUMMARY:
Proclamation 2019, issued by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in April 2017, calls for instructional materials in English language arts and reading, grades K-8; Spanish language arts and reading, grades K-6; English Learners Language Arts, grades 7 and 8; handwriting (English and Spanish), grades K-5; spelling (English and Spanish), grades 1-6; and Personal Financial Literacy. Publishers and other stakeholders were given an opportunity to ask questions at an orientation meeting held in March 2017 and encouraged to submit additional questions through email. The resulting question and answer document for Proclamation 2019 will be presented for board approval.

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

TEC, §31.022, requires the SBOE to adopt rules to provide for a full and complete investigation of instructional materials for each subject in the foundation curriculum and for each subject in the enrichment curriculum.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:
The SBOE issued Proclamation 2019 April 21, 2017.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Following the adoption of instructional materials in November 1999 under Proclamation 1997, the SBOE requested that staff responses to publishers’ questions related to interpretation of TEKS be presented to the SBOE for approval. Subsequently, the SBOE has approved staff responses to publishers’ questions beginning with Proclamation 1998.

FISCAL IMPACT: None.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: The question and answer document for Proclamation 2019 will provide clarification to publishers regarding the proclamation and submission of instructional materials for adoption.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Approve Proclamation 2019 Questions and Answers

Staff Members Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner
Standards and Support Services

Kelly Callaway, Senior Director
Instructional Materials

Attachment: Statutory Citations (PDF, 17KB)

Separate Exhibit:

Proclamation 2019 Questions and Answers
(to be provided at the June SBOE meeting)