June 2017 Committee of the Full Board Tuesday Item 5

Public Hearing on Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School

June 20, 2017

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, June 20, 2017, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School. Due to the anticipated volume of testimony during the public hearing, oral testimony will be limited to two minutes per person.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

TEC, §7.102(c)(4), requires the SBOE to establish curriculum and graduation requirements.

TEC, §28.002, identifies the subjects of the required curriculum and requires the SBOE by rule to 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, §28.025, 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 the TEC, §28.002.

BOARD RESPONSE: This item is presented for review and comment.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The SBOE adopted the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for English language arts and reading and Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language effective September 1, 1998. Amendments to the TEKS for English language arts and reading were adopted effective September 4, 2008, and August 22, 2011. Amendments to the TEKS for Spanish language arts and reading and English as a second language were adopted effective November 26, 2008. In April 2014, the board approved revisions to the process for review and revision of the TEKS to include more specific direction to TEKS review committees. The revised process is being used for the review and revision of the English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS.

Discussion items regarding proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 110 and Chapter 128 were presented to the Committee of the Full Board at the January, April, July, September, and November 2016 meetings. The SBOE approved proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapters A and B, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Subchapters A and B, for first reading and filing authorization at the January/February 2017 meeting. At that time, the SBOE postponed action on first reading and filing authorization for 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapter C, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Subchapter C, until the April 2017 meeting.

At the April 2017 SBOE meeting, the SBOE approved for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapter C, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Subchapter C.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: This scheduled public hearing is part of the SBOE-approved process for the review and revision of the TEKS. Details about the current process for the proposed revisions to the English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS can be found in the separate item in this agenda proposing new 19 TAC Chapter 110, Subchapter C, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Subchapter C, for second reading and final adoption.

FISCAL IMPACT: None.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCALLY MAINTAINED PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS: None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.

ALTERNATIVES: None.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: Proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter C, High School, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter C, High School, are presented for second reading and final adoption 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

Attachment:
Statutory Citations (PDF, 28KB)