Recommended web pages include: Accountability Email Group, Counselor, CTE, and Statewide Assessment.
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TEA: House Bill 5 Information Page
Check out TEA's page for FAQ documents and SBOE decisions.
Foundation FAQs (March 13, 2014)
Endorsement FAQs (March 19, 2014)
Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center
Have you seen the webpage developed by THECB and TEA for resources on Career and College Readiness? Take a look!
TEA: Graduation Toolkit
The Graduation Toolkit provides details about the new Foundation High School Program and other planning information for high school years and beyond. There are two download options, Individual Flyer pages or Booklet format. Both options provide printing specifications.
TEA: Foundation plan opt-out agreement
Use this form with students who are graduating on a Foundation only diploma plan. This is to opt-out of an Endorsement.
ESC Region 12 Graduation Planning Resources
Capacity Assessment Tool
ESC Region 12, Hillsboro ISD and the Texas Rural Education Collaboration created a Capacity Assessment Tool designed as a planning instrument for districts. This tool allows districts to assess their capacity to meet endorsement requirements by selecting the courses that can be offered in school districts, colleges, via distance learning/online or through a school co-op/consortium.
Trying to determine where CTE courses can fit in various Endorsements?
Take a look at a course matrix for HB5. Don't forget there are various CTE courses up for TEKS revisions. The proposed revisions will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year when the first class of HB5 students are seniors.
Need help determining what Math courses are best suited to your students?
Look through this compilation document to support your curriculum discussions for aligning high school math courses for Foundation and Endorsements.
NEW! Discussing World History or World Geography?
Take a look at this layout of the alignment of both to the US History EOC to help facilitate these curriculum conversations. For more information on Social Studies curriculum and Instruction, join our Social Studies Google Group.
Need some help planning for HB5 diploma plans?
Try our HB5 Planning Guide.
TEA: Chapter 89.1070: Rules for Special Education students and HB5 diploma (January 29, 2015)
Effective January 1, 2015: Students must pass EOC exams and have no modified curriculum within the Endorsement courses to earn an Endorsement on a HB5 FHSP. To help clarify: Check out resources from Special Education specialist Elizabeth Danner of ESC Region XIII including a webinar explaining the changes.
TEA: Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements Subchapter B. Graduation Requirements (October 9, 2014)
SBOE: Did you know that the CTE TEKS are being revised? Read through the draft proposals for each course. (October 14, 2014)
TEA: Rules for Diploma of 2014 Foundation Graduates
If you have students who are switching to the Foundation only and are 2014 cohort students, click here to see the outline of the specific diploma requirements.
Personal Graduation Plan Guidelines
College Prep Course and TSI
Under Section 28.014 of the Texas Education Code, each school district is required to partner with at least one institution of higher education (IHE) to develop and provide college preparatory courses in English language arts and mathematics. However, each high school within the school district is not required to offer these courses. TEA's FAQ
TEA: Credit by Exam (CBE)
The rules and guidelines for how students receive high school credit via examination have been updated. (May 30, 2014)
Capacity Assessment Tool
ESC Region 12, Hillsboro ISD and the Texas Rural Education Collaboration created a Capacity Assessment Tool designed as a planning instrument for districts. This tool allows districts to assess their capacity to meet endorsement requirements by selecting the courses that can be offered in school districts, colleges, via distance learning/online or through a school co-op/consortium. View the tool.
For 2015, Reporting for Community and School Engagement guidelines
New for 2015, HB 181 removed the requirement for a student's Foundation diploma to have endorsements, performance acknowledgements and distinguished level printed on their diploma.
New for 2015, reporting of Endorsement pathways for individual students on the Foundation Program will be required in PEIMS (Summer Submission 3).
This will be on the C199 Code Table to indicate if they are pursuing the FHSP and if they are then the 203 record entitled, "School Leaver and Graduation Program" is where you will indicate what endorsement pathways students intend to earn.
Below are important links to documents needed in the required reporting for House Bill 5.
Student Attendance Accounting Handbook
State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet. The agency collects student attendance data primarily to ensure that Foundation School Program (FSP) funds can be correctly allocated to Texas’s public schools. Download the TEA Student Attendance Accounting Handbook.
PEIMS Data Standards
The collection of Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data is required of all school districts and charter schools [local education agencies (LEAs)] by TEC §42.006. The PEIMS Data Standards provides instructions regarding the submission of PEIMS data from LEAs to the Texas Education Agency.
The 2014-2015 standards:
Learn more about the PEIMS Data Standards.
Under Code Table in PEIMS Standards.
Go to the table.
Assignment of School Personnel
This document has the rules regarding the assignment of teachers to particular courses.
Download the Assignment of School Personnel
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