April 4, 2019 Committee on Instruction

 THURSDAY
April 4, 2019

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION – Room 100

Members: Sue Melton-Malone, chair; Pam Little, vice chair; Aicha Davis; Georgina C. Pérez; Marty Rowley. 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 Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment. The proposed amendment would update the alignment charts for the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to add a new alignment chart for English language arts and to reflect changes resulting from recent updates to the English language arts and mathematics CCRS. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.008(d).
 
COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

 
2. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit)
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit). The proposed amendment would eliminate language that is outdated and no longer necessary. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), and (t); and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT


3. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses. The proposed revisions would repeal a rule that is outdated and duplicative of other SBOE rules and would add four new International Baccalaureate (IB) courses to the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. 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 – ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


4. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements. The proposed amendment would update the rule to align with the requirements of TEC, §28.025(b-7), which allows a student who completes the core curriculum of a Texas institution of higher education (IHE) while in high school to earn an endorsement, the distinguished level of achievement, and a high school diploma. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025(b-7).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


5. Discussion of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.30, Identification of Honors Courses

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.30, Identification of Honors Courses. The proposed amendment would update the list of languages other than English (LOTE) courses designated as honors courses to align with recent changes to the LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §33.081.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION


6. 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


7. Approval of Update of Instructional Materials

ThinkCERCA is requesting approval to update content in three of its adopted products: ThinkCERCA, Texas Edition, for English language arts and reading, grades 6–8. The updated content has been reviewed by curriculum 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 for this action item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – CONSENT


8. Ratification of Texas Lesson Study Resources

This item gives the committee and board an opportunity to consider ratifying the current teacher-designed lesson study resources, which became available on the agency’s web portal November 1, 2018 – March 8, 2019. The statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §8.0531.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – CONSENT


9. Discussion of Proposed Updates to the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and board to review and approve the recommended updates to the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students (State Plan). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(15) and §29.123.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION






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