June 2017 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
June 22, 2017

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION - Room 1-100
Members: Sue Melton-Malone, Chair; Geraldine Miller, Vice Chair; Donna Bahorich; Erika Beltran; 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. Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter A, Elementary, §114.1 and §114.2, Subchapter B, Middle School, §114.11 and §114.12, and Subchapter C, High School, §§114.21-114.29
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other than English, Subchapter A, Elementary, §114.1 and §114.2, Subchapter B, Middle School, §114.11 and §114.12, and Subchapter C, High School, §§114.21-114.29. The proposed repeal would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted to be effective in 1998 for elementary, middle, and high school languages other than English (LOTE), and related implementation language, that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§114.3, 114.4, 114.13, 114.14, and 114.31-114.52 beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION
 

 2. Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses

This item recommends approval of innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION
 

  3. Consideration of Removal of Certain Products from the List of Adopted Instructional Materials

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to consider removing specific products from the list of adopted instructional materials because the accessibility requirements for those products have not been met. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022 and §31.028.

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4. Discussion of Annual Audit Reports for Credit by Examination from Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Austin

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss the annual audit reports submitted by Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Austin regarding examinations used for credit by examination. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.023.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION