Presentation on theme: "House Bill 5 Graduation Plan"— Presentation transcript:
1 House Bill 5 Graduation Plan Pat PageRegion 9 ESCFebruary 26, 2014
2 HB 5: Agenda Overview of TEA/SBOE Timeline Review of SBOE Rules Plan of Action/Needs AssessmentDevelopmental Math/ELA DiscussionESC 9 HB 5: Graduation Plans Meeting Timeline
3 Word of the DayGrappleˈgrapəl/Engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
4 Overview of HB 5 The State Board of Education (SBOE) Timeline: September : Public Hearing and Discussion of HB 5 RulesNovember: First Reading and Filing AuthorizationDecember: Release of Revised Proposal and Official Public Comment PeriodJanuary: Second Reading and Final AdoptionApril: Rules adopted for NEW courses districts will be required to offer: Implementation
5 Graduation Requirements Implementation of new graduation plansSeniors can switch to new foundation plan, if it will impact graduationAll 9th graders will be required to:Meet foundation requirementsSelect at least one endorsement to pursue (in writing)Have a Personal Graduation Plan that has parental approval10th-12th graders can:Remain on current minimum/recommended/distinguished plansTransition to foundation plan with an endorsement
6 Graduation Requirements Students may choose more than one endorsement, if offered by the district.A district must permit a student to choose, at any time, to earn an endorsement other than the endorsement the student previously indicated.
7 Graduation Requirements SBOE voted NOT to require speech in the Foundation program, but did add section in (a)(3) for communication skillsDiploma/Transcripts/AAR Requirement
8 Graduation Requirements A student may graduate under the foundation high school program WITHOUT an endorsement if, AFTER the student’s sophomore year:1. the student and the student’s parent are advised by a school counselor of the specific benefits of graduating with one or more endorsements, and2. written permission is signed by the parents, on a form adopted by TEA.
9 Foundation Requirements English Language Arts (4 credits)English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIAdvanced English Course (*page 3)Mathematics (3 credits)Algebra IGeometryAdvanced Mathematics Course (*page 4)Science (3 credits)BiologyIPC or Advanced Science Course (*page 5)Advanced Science Course (*page 5)Social Studies (3 credits )U.S. HistoryU.S. Government (one-half credit)Economics (one-half credit)World Geography or World History orCombined World History/World GeographyPhysical Education (1 credit)Languages Other Than English (2 credits)Two credits in the same languageTwo credits from computer programming language (before September 1, 2016)Additional information to be notedFine Arts (1 credit)Electives (**5 credits)*Use page numbers to **If seeking Chapter 74 Curriculum certain Requirements endorsements, some elective credits may have to be linked to a coherent course sequence)
10 Foundation Requirements REMINDER - Some parameters have been placed around what will count as “Advanced” 3rd credit and/or 4th credit math and science (see lists on pp. 3-5 of Chapter 74 document)Dual credit courses align to TEKS-based courses.Example: College Algebra may count as Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, or independent study I math.
15 Endorsement Requirements Public ServicesScience, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)Business & IndustryArts &HumanitiesMultidisciplinaryStudies
16 Endorsement Requirements A student may earn an endorsement by successfully completing:curriculum requirements for the endorsement4 credits in mathematics4 credits in science2 additional elective credits (related to the endorsement)Total of 26 credits
19 Endorsement Requirements There are multiple pathways to fulfill endorsement requirementsSchool district defines advanced courses and determines a coherent sequence, provided that prerequisites are followedA course used to satisfy an endorsement requirement may also be used to satisfy a foundation/elective requirement
20 Endorsement Requirements Algebra II ONLY in STEM endorsementAlgebra II was highly recommended for college-bound students at a recent subcommittee meeting by Vernon College.
21 STEM, Business & Industry, and Public Service Endorsements CTE route to an endorsement:Requires four or more CTE creditsTwo of these courses must be in the same career clusterOne of these courses must be advanced (3rd or higher course in a sequence)The final course in a sequence must be from the student’s chosen career clusterTEA recommends using similar models, as in the pastAdditional language clarification coming from TEA in the form of a FAQ
24 Career Clusters and Coherent Sequences TEA CTE link:Additional information can be found at
25 Noteworthy Points from SBOE Discussion Districts determine Coherent SequencesApproximately 200 courses in 16 clusters are available—just need some relationshipCoherent Sequences for a student may have courses from more than one career clusterReminder: last course in the sequence determines the endorsement
26 DiscussionDiscuss at your table what coherent sequences might look like at your district
27 STEM EndorsementAlgebra II, chemistry, and physics and one of the following:CTE coherent sequence of four credits related to STEM (CTE route on slide 22)A coherent sequence of four credits in computer scienceFive credits in math by successfully completing Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and two additional math courses to which Algebra II is a prerequisiteFive credits in science by successfully completing biology, chemistry, physics, and two additional science coursesIn addition to Algebra II, chemistry, and physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits from no more than two of the areas listed in CTE, computer science, math, and science
28 Business and Industry Endorsement Attain one of the following:CTE coherent sequence of four credits (CTE route on slide 22) related to one of the following areas:Agriculture, food, and natural resourcesArchitecture and constructionArts, audio/visual technology, and communicationsBusiness management and administrationFinanceHospitality and TourismInformation TechnologyManufacturingMarketingTransportation
29 Business and Industry Endorsement Four English elective credits by selecting three levels in one of the following areas:Advanced broadcast journalismAdvanced journalism: newspaperAdvanced journalism: yearbookPublic speakingDebate
30 Business and Industry Endorsement Four technology applications credits by selecting from the following:Digital Design and Media ProductionDigital Art and AnimationDigital Communication in the 21st CenturyDigital Video and Audio DesignWeb CommunicationsWeb DesignWeb Game DevelopmentIndependent Studies in Evolving/Emerging TechnologiesA coherent sequence of four credits from CTE, English electives, or technology applications
31 Public Services Endorsement Attain one of the following:CTE coherent sequence of four credits (previous slides) related to one of the following areas:Education and trainingGovernment and public administrationHealth scienceHuman servicesLaw, public safety, corrections, and securitiesFour courses in JROTC
32 Arts and Humanities Endorsement Attain one of the following:a total of five social studies coursesfour levels of the same language in a language other than Englishtwo levels of the same language in a language other than English and two levels of a different language in a language other than Englishfour levels of American sign languagea coherent sequence of four credits from one or two categories of disciplines in fine arts or innovative courses approved by the commissionerFour English elective credits (from list on page 15 of Chapter 74 document)
33 Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement Attain one of the following:Advanced courses that prepare students for the workplace from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequenceFour credits in each of the four foundation subjects (to include English IV and chemistry and/or physics)Four AP/IB courses, or dual credit selected from English, math, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English, or fine arts
34 Endorsements(g) A course completed as part of the set of four courses needed to satisfy an endorsement requirement may also satisfy a requirement under section 74.12(b) and (c) of this title, including an elective requirement
35 Distinguished Achievement Complete foundations high school programComplete requirement for at least one endorsementComplete Algebra IIA student must earn distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission
36 Performance Acknowlegments Dual Credit courses: pg. 15Outstanding performance in bilingualism and biliteracy: ppOutstanding performance on AP or IB: pg. 16Outstanding performance on PSAT, ACT-PLAN, SAT, or ACT: pg. 16Business or Industry certification/license: pg
38 Plan of Action 1. Analyze Foundation Requirements 2. Consider additional Local Requirements3. Analyze Endorsement CapacityFoundation Capacity DocumentLocal PolicyEndorsement Document: Course Inventory Tool (Project Share)
39 Plan of Action 4. Reconcile courses offered to endorsements 5. Determine endorsements to be offered6. Determine how to implement planEndorsement Document, Coherent Sequences, etc.Endorsement Document, Coherent Sequences, etc.Courses Offered, Teacher Certifications, 7 vs. 8 period day, etc.
41 Group Activity Brainstorm next steps List needs/ideas Share What have you already done?What needs to be accomplished next?What needs to be included in public comment?Example: Ask for clarification of language regarding four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas in the Multidisciplinary Studies endorsement—Can courses count as meeting foundation and endorsement requirements?List needs/ideasWhat additional information do we need?How can we work together?Share
42 Developmental CourseDevelopmental Math and ELA discussion on-going with Vernon College and North Central Texas CollegeWorking with LEAs to develop an MOU to agree on course content and assessment