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September 2019 Committee of the Full Board Item 2

Update on the Review of Proclamation 2020 Instructional Materials

September 11, 2019


SUMMARY:  The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued Proclamation 2020 in April 2018, calling for materials for courses in high school English language arts and reading and English for speakers of other languages. Products submitted in response to Proclamation 2020 were reviewed in the summer of 2019. This item provides an opportunity for staff to update the SBOE on the review of Proclamation 2020 instructional materials.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

TEC, §31.022(a) requires the SBOE to adopt a review and adoption cycle for instructional materials for elementary grade levels, including prekindergarten, and secondary grade levels, for each subject in the required curriculum.

TEC, §31.022(b) requires the SBOE to adopt rules to provide for a full and complete investigation of instructional materials for each subject in the foundation curriculum.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:  Proclamation 2020 was issued by the SBOE in April 2018. Amendments to Proclamation 2020 were approved at the November 2018 SBOE meeting.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION:  The review of Proclamation 2020 instructional materials concluded in July 2019. A public hearing regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption by the SBOE under Proclamation 2020 is included as a separate item in this agenda.

PUBLIC BENEFIT AND COST TO PERSONS:  Benefits include the availability of instructional materials aligned to new and revised standards in the year in which new and revised standards are implemented. There is no anticipated economic cost to persons who are required to comply with the proposal.

Staff Members Responsible:

Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services
Kelly Callaway, Senior Director, Instructional Materials