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1 House Bill 5 Graduation Plan Pat Page Region 9 ESC February 26,

2 HB 5: Agenda O Overview of TEA/SBOE Timeline O Review of SBOE Rules O Plan of Action/Needs Assessment O Developmental Math/ELA Discussion O ESC 9 HB 5: Graduation Plans Meeting Timeline 2

3 Word of the Day Grapple ˈ grap ə l/ Engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. 3

4 Overview of HB 5 The State Board of Education (SBOE) Timeline: O September : Public Hearing and Discussion of HB 5 Rules O November:First Reading and Filing Authorization O December:Release of Revised Proposal and Official Public Comment Period O January:Second Reading and Final Adoption O April:Rules adopted for NEW courses districts will be required to offer O :Implementation 4

5 5 Graduation Requirements Implementation of new graduation plans O O Seniors can switch to new foundation plan, if it will impact graduation O O All 9 th graders will be required to: O Meet foundation requirements O Select at least one endorsement to pursue (in writing) O Have a Personal Graduation Plan that has parental approval O 10 th -12 th graders can: O Remain on current minimum/recommended/distinguished plans O Transition to foundation plan with an endorsement

6 Graduation Requirements O Students may choose more than one endorsement, if offered by the district. O A district must permit a student to choose, at any time, to earn an endorsement other than the endorsement the student previously indicated. 6

7 Graduation Requirements O SBOE voted NOT to require speech in the Foundation program, but did add section in (a)(3) for communication skills O Diploma/Transcripts/AAR Requirement 7

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, and 2. written permission is signed by the parents, on a form adopted by TEA. 8

9 Foundation Requirements English Language Arts(4 credits) O English I O English II O English III O Advanced English Course (*page 3) Mathematics (3 credits) O Algebra I O Geometry O Advanced Mathematics Course (*page 4) Science (3 credits) O Biology O IPC or Advanced Science Course (*page 5) O Advanced Science Course (*page 5) Social Studies (3 credits ) O U.S. History O U.S. Government (one-half credit) O Economics (one-half credit) O World Geography or World History or O Combined World History/World Geography Physical Education (1 credit) Languages Other Than English(2 credits) O Two credits in the same language O Two credits from computer programming language (before September 1, 2016) O Additional information to be noted Fine Arts (1 credit) Electives (**5 credits) *Use page numbers to **If seeking Chapter 74 Curriculumcertain Requirementsendorsements, some elective credits may have to be linked to a coherent course sequence) 9

10 Foundation Requirements O REMINDER - Some parameters have been placed around what will count as “Advanced” 3 rd credit and/or 4 th credit math and science (see lists on pp. 3-5 of Chapter 74 document) O Dual credit courses align to TEKS-based courses. O Example: College Algebra may count as Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, or independent study I math. 10

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15 15 Endorsement Requirements Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Multidisciplinary Studies Arts & Humanities Public Services Business & Industry

16 Endorsement Requirements A student may earn an endorsement by successfully completing: O curriculum requirements for the endorsement O 4 credits in mathematics O 4 credits in science O 2 additional elective credits (related to the endorsement) O Total of 26 credits 16

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19 Endorsement Requirements O There are multiple pathways to fulfill endorsement requirements O School district defines advanced courses and determines a coherent sequence, provided that prerequisites are followed O A course used to satisfy an endorsement requirement may also be used to satisfy a foundation/elective requirement 19

20 Endorsement Requirements O Algebra II ONLY in STEM endorsement O Algebra II was highly recommended for college-bound students at a recent subcommittee meeting by Vernon College. 20

21 STEM, Business & Industry, and Public Service Endorsements CTE route to an endorsement: O Requires four or more CTE credits O Two of these courses must be in the same career cluster O One of these courses must be advanced (3 rd or higher course in a sequence) O The final course in a sequence must be from the student’s chosen career cluster O TEA recommends using similar models, as in the past O Additional language clarification coming from TEA in the form of a FAQ 21

22 Career Clusters and Coherent Sequences 22

23 Career Clusters and Coherent Sequences 23

24 Career Clusters and Coherent Sequences O TEA CTE link: d=5415#SubchapterA Additional information can be found at 24

25 Noteworthy Points from SBOE Discussion O Districts determine Coherent Sequences O Approximately 200 courses in 16 clusters are available—just need some relationship O Coherent Sequences for a student may have courses from more than one career cluster O Reminder: last course in the sequence determines the endorsement 25

26 Discussion 26 Discuss at your table what coherent sequences might look like at your district

27 27 STEM Endorsement Algebra II, chemistry, and physics and one of the following: O CTE coherent sequence of four credits related to STEM (CTE route on slide 22) O A coherent sequence of four credits in computer science O Five credits in math by successfully completing Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and two additional math courses to which Algebra II is a prerequisite O Five credits in science by successfully completing biology, chemistry, physics, and two additional science courses O In 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 28 Attain one of the following: O CTE coherent sequence of four credits (CTE route on slide 22) related to one of the following areas: O Agriculture, food, and natural resources O Architecture and construction O Arts, audio/visual technology, and communications O Business management and administration O Finance O Hospitality and Tourism O Information Technology O Manufacturing O Marketing O Transportation

29 Business and Industry Endorsement O Four English elective credits by selecting three levels in one of the following areas: O Advanced broadcast journalism O Advanced journalism: newspaper O Advanced journalism: yearbook O Public speaking O Debate 29

30 Business and Industry Endorsement O Four technology applications credits by selecting from the following: O Digital Design and Media Production O Digital Art and Animation O Digital Communication in the 21 st Century O Digital Video and Audio Design O Web Communications O Web Design O Web Game Development O Independent Studies in Evolving/Emerging Technologies O A coherent sequence of four credits from CTE, English electives, or technology applications 30

31 Public Services Endorsement Attain one of the following: O CTE coherent sequence of four credits (previous slides) related to one of the following areas: O Education and training O Government and public administration O Health science O Human services O Law, public safety, corrections, and securities O Four courses in JROTC 31

32 Arts and Humanities Endorsement Attain one of the following: O a total of five social studies courses O four levels of the same language in a language other than English O two levels of the same language in a language other than English and two levels of a different language in a language other than English O four levels of American sign language O a coherent sequence of four credits from one or two categories of disciplines in fine arts or innovative courses approved by the commissioner O Four English elective credits (from list on page 15 of Chapter 74 document) 32

33 Multidisciplinary Studies Endorsement Attain one of the following: O Advanced courses that prepare students for the workplace from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence O Four credits in each of the four foundation subjects (to include English IV and chemistry and/or physics) O Four AP/IB courses, or dual credit selected from English, math, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English, or fine arts 33

34 Endorsements O (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 34

35 Distinguished Achievement O Complete foundations high school program O Complete requirement for at least one endorsement O Complete Algebra II O A student must earn distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission 35

36 Performance Acknowlegments O Dual Credit courses: pg. 15 O Outstanding performance in bilingualism and biliteracy: pp O Outstanding performance on AP or IB: pg. 16 O Outstanding performance on PSAT, ACT- PLAN, SAT, or ACT: pg. 16 O Business or Industry certification/license: pg

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38 Plan of Action 1. Analyze Foundation Requirements 2. Consider additional Local Requirements 3. Analyze Endorsement Capacity Foundation Capacity Document Local Policy Endorsement Document: Course Inventory Tool (Project Share) 38

39 Plan of Action 4. Reconcile courses offered to endorsements 5. Determine endorsements to be offered 6. Determine how to implement plan Endorsement Document, Coherent Sequences, etc. Courses Offered, Teacher Certifications, 7 vs. 8 period day, etc. 39

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41 Group Activity 1. Brainstorm next steps O What have you already done? O What needs to be accomplished next? O What needs to be included in public comment? O 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? 2. List needs/ideas O What additional information do we need? O How can we work together? 3. Share 41

42 Developmental Course O Developmental Math and ELA discussion on-going with Vernon College and North Central Texas College O Working with LEAs to develop an MOU to agree on course content and assessment 42

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