Bill Text: TX HB462 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to state control of teacher appraisal criteria, curriculum standards, and assessment instruments.

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-14 - Effective immediately [HB462 Detail]

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  83R2355 PAM-D
 
  By: Huberty H.B. No. 462
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to state control of teacher appraisal criteria, curriculum
  standards, and assessment instruments.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 21.351(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The commissioner shall adopt a recommended appraisal
  process and criteria on which to appraise the performance of
  teachers. The commissioner may not adopt or develop a recommended
  appraisal process and criteria based on any appraisal criteria that
  incorporate the results of student performance on assessment
  instruments and that are intended for national applicability or are
  enacted federally as optional criteria. The criteria must be based
  on observable, job-related behavior, including:
               (1)  teachers' implementation of discipline management
  procedures; and
               (2)  the performance of teachers' students.
         SECTION 2.  Section 28.002, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (b-1), (b-2), (b-3), and (b-4) to read as
  follows:
         (b-1)  In this section, "common core state standards" means
  the national curriculum standards developed by the Common Core
  State Standards Initiative.
         (b-2)  The State Board of Education may not adopt common core
  state standards to comply with a duty imposed under this chapter.
         (b-3)  A school district may not use common core state
  standards to comply with the requirement to provide instruction in
  the essential knowledge and skills at appropriate grade levels
  under Subsection (c).
         (b-4)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a
  school district or open-enrollment charter school may not be
  required to offer any aspect of a common core state standards
  curriculum.
         SECTION 3.  Section 39.023, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-3) to read as follows:
         (a-3)  The agency may not adopt or develop a
  criterion-referenced assessment instrument under this section
  based on common core state standards as defined by Section
  28.002(b-1).
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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