July 2014 Committee on Instruction

 

THURSDAY
July 17, 2014

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION - Room 1-104
Members: Tom Maynard, Chair; Sue Melton-Malone, Vice Chair; Martha M. Dominguez; Geraldine Miller; Marisa B. Perez. 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 at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769804094.

1. Dyslexia Simulation 

State Board of Education members are invited to participate in a simulation exercise to help them understand issues faced by students with dyslexia.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

2. Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter B, Adult Basic and Secondary Education
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 

This item presents for second reading and final adoption the proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter B, Adult Basic and Secondary Education. The proposed repeal would eliminate rules that are no longer necessary as a result of statutory changes passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. Authority to administer this program has been transferred to another state agency. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Senate Bill (SB) 307, Section 2.06, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, which repealed Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(16), 29.253, 29.2531, 29.2535, and 29.254.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

3. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. The proposed revisions include amendment to 19 TAC §89.45, Retesting, repeal of 19 TAC §89.46, Examinees with Disabilities, and new 19 TAC §89.46, Accommodations. The proposed revisions would update rules for alignment with the current practice for retesting and accommodations. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111, as amended by House Bill (HB) 2058 and Senate Bill (SB) 1536, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

4. 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

5. Approval of Updates to Dyslexia Handbook 

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review and approve the recommended updates and revisions to the Dyslexia Handbook. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §38.003.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

6. 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

7. Discussion of 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter D, Special Education Services and Settings, §89.63, Instructional Arrangements and Settings 

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss a potential amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter D, Special Education Services and Settings, §89.63, Instructional Arrangements and Settings. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.151(e).

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

8. Discussion of the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency 

This item provides an opportunity for staff to update committee members on the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to select the test provider for the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

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