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April 14, 2021 Committee of the Full Board Item 3

Ratification of Amendments to Proclamation 2022 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

April 16, 2021


SUMMARY:  This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to ratify changes to the schedule of adoption procedures in Proclamation 2022, extending the deadline for submitting preliminary and final correlations, pre-adoption samples, and related deliverables and to allow publishers more time to create materials aligned to the newly revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Proclamation 2022 calls for instructional materials for health and physical education.

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

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

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

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:  Proclamation 2022 was issued by the SBOE in April 2020.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION:  The health education and physical education TEKS were adopted in November 2020, five months before the due date for pre-adoption samples. Due to the volume of changes and comments received, specific information including breakouts needed by publishers to complete materials submissions was provided by TEA later than expected. Consequently, the board chair gave tentative approval to extend the deadlines in Proclamation 2022. The due date for preliminary correlations was moved from January 25, 2021 to March 22, 2021. The due date for final correlations, pre-adoption samples, the Certificate of Editorial Review, the Affidavit of Authorship or Contribution, and the Report on Interoperability and Ease of Use was moved from April 5, 2021 to May 24, 2021. The deadline for ESCs to notify TEA of any irregularities in sample materials submitted by publishers was also moved from April 12, 2021 to May 31, 2021. This item gives the board the opportunity to ratify the deadline extensions.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Ratify amendments to the schedule of adoption procedures in Proclamation 2022 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids for Instructional Materials.

Staff Members Responsible:
Melissa Lautenschlager, Director, Instructional Materials and Implementation
Amie Williams, Director, Review and Adoption 

Attachment I:
Proposed Amendments to Proclamation 2022