Bill Text: TX HB884 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a revision of the essential knowledge and skills of the public school foundation curriculum and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-12 - Received from the House [HB884 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB884-Introduced.html
  85R2493 CAE-D
 
  By: King of Hemphill H.B. No. 884
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a revision of the essential knowledge and skills of the
  public school foundation curriculum and proclamations for the
  production of instructional materials.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 28, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 28.0025 to read as follows:
         Sec. 28.0025.  REVIEW AND REVISION OF ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE
  AND SKILLS. (a) The State Board of Education shall: 
               (1)  conduct a review of the essential knowledge and
  skills for the foundation curriculum adopted under Section
  28.002(a)(1); and
               (2)  revise the essential knowledge and skills for that
  curriculum to narrow the number and scope of student expectations
  for each subject and grade level in accordance with this section.
         (b)  The scope of the essential knowledge and skills for each
  subject and grade level of the foundation curriculum must:
               (1)  be more narrow than the scope of the essential
  knowledge and skills adopted as of January 1, 2017; and 
               (2)  require less time for a demonstration of mastery
  than required for the essential knowledge and skills adopted as of
  January 1, 2017.
         (c)  In complying with this section, the State Board of
  Education shall:
               (1)  ensure that a revision of the essential knowledge
  and skills for the foundation curriculum does not result in a need
  for the adoption of new instructional materials;
               (2)  consider for each subject and grade level, the
  time:
                     (A)  a teacher would require to provide
  comprehensive instruction on a particular student expectation; and
                     (B)  a typical student would require to master a
  particular student expectation;
               (3)  determine whether, in light of the consideration
  required by Subdivision (2), each essential knowledge and skill of
  a subject can be comprehensively taught within the instruction time
  required under Section 25.081, not including the amount of time
  required for testing;
               (4)  determine whether the college and career readiness
  standards have been appropriately integrated in the essential
  knowledge and skills for each subject and grade level; and
               (5)  consider whether an assessment instrument
  administered under Section 39.023 adequately assesses a particular
  student expectation.
         (d)  Not later than September 1, 2020, the State Board of
  Education shall complete the review and revision of the essential
  knowledge and skills for each subject and grade level of the
  foundation curriculum that was last revised before September 1,
  2014.
         (e)  This section expires September 1, 2021.
         SECTION 2.  Section 31.002, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subdivision (1-b) to read as follows:
               (1-b)  "Proclamation" means a request for production of
  instructional materials issued by the State Board of Education.
         SECTION 3.  Section 31.022, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (b-1), (b-2), and (b-3) and amending Subsection
  (f) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  For any state fiscal biennium, the board may only
  issue proclamations for instructional materials in which the total
  projected cost of instructional materials under the proclamations
  does not exceed 75 percent of the total amount used to fund the
  instructional materials allotment under Section 31.0211 for that
  biennium.
         (b-2)  Following the adoption of revised essential knowledge
  and skills for any subject, the board shall determine whether
  issuance of a proclamation is necessary based on the significance
  of the changes to the essential knowledge and skills. If the board
  determines a proclamation is necessary, the board shall issue:
               (1)  a full call for instructional materials aligned to
  all of the essential knowledge and skills for the subject and grade
  level;
               (2)  a supplemental call for instructional materials
  aligned to new or expanded essential knowledge and skills for the
  subject and grade level;
               (3)  a call for new information demonstrating alignment
  of current instructional materials to the revised essential
  knowledge and skills; or
               (4)  any combination of the calls described by
  Subdivisions (1), (2), and (3).
         (b-3)  In determining the disbursement of money to the
  available school fund and the amount of that disbursement that will
  be used, in accordance with Section 43.001(d), to fund the
  instructional materials allotment under Section 31.0211, the board
  must consider the cost of all instructional materials and
  technology requirements for that state fiscal biennium.
         (f)  The board shall amend any proclamation [request for
  production] issued for the purchase of instructional materials to
  conform to the instructional materials funding levels provided by
  the General Appropriations Act for the year of implementation and
  to comply with Subsection (b-1).
         SECTION 4.  Sections 31.101(d) and (e), Education Code, are
  repealed.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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