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August 31, 2022 Committee of the Full Board Item 4

Approval of Proclamation 2024 Questions and Answers

September 2, 2022


SUMMARY: Proclamation 2024, issued by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in April 2022, calls for instructional materials for science, technology applications, specified courses in career and technical education, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. Publishers and other stakeholders were given an opportunity to ask questions at a Proclamation 2024 introduction meeting held in June 2022 and subject-specific meetings held in July and August 2022 and encouraged to submit additional questions through email. Questions from publishers were added to existing questions common to all proclamations, and the resulting question and answer document for Proclamation 2024 is presented for SBOE approval.

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: The SBOE issued Proclamation 2024 in April 2022.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Following the adoption of instructional materials in November 1999 under Proclamation 1997, the SBOE requested that staff responses to publishers’ questions related to interpretation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the proclamation in general be presented to the SBOE for approval. Subsequently, the SBOE has approved staff responses to publishers’ questions for each proclamation beginning with Proclamation 1998.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Approve Proclamation 2024 Questions and Answers

Staff Member Responsible:
Amie Williams, Director, Instructional Materials Review and Procurement

Separate Exhibit:
Proclamation 2024 Questions and Answers
(to be provided at the September 2022 SBOE meeting)