TITLE 19. EDUCATION

PART 2. TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

CHAPTER 114. TEXAS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

The State Board of Education (SBOE) adopts the repeal of §§114.1, 114.2, 114.11, 114.12, and 114.21 - 114.29, concerning Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for languages other than English (LOTE). The repeals are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the May 19, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 2632) and will not be republished. The adopted repeals remove the LOTE TEKS adopted to be effective in 1998 for elementary, middle, and high school, and related implementation language, that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§114.3, 114.4, 114.13, 114.14, and 114.31 - 114.52 beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

REASONED JUSTIFICATION. The SBOE adopted revisions to the LOTE TEKS in 2014 for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year. With the implementation of the new LOTE TEKS in 19 TAC §§114.3, 114.4, 114.13, 114.14, and 114.31 - 114.52, scheduled for August 28, 2017, the current TEKS in 19 TAC §§114.1, 114.2, 114.11, 114.12, and 114.21 - 114.29 are no longer needed and may now be repealed.

The SBOE approved the repeals for second reading and final adoption at the June 23, 2017, meeting.

The effective date of the repeals is August 28, 2017. In accordance with the TEC, §7.102(f), the SBOE approved the repeals for adoption by a vote of two-thirds of its members to specify an effective date earlier than the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. The earlier effective date will remove the superseded rules at the same time the new rules take effect.

SUMMARY OF COMMENTS AND RESPONSES. No public comments were received on the proposal.

SUBCHAPTER A. ELEMENTARY

19 TAC §114.1, §114.2

STATUTORY AUTHORITY. The repeals are adopted under the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4), which requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish curriculum and graduation requirements; TEC, §28.002, which identifies the subjects of the required curriculum and requires the SBOE by rule to identify the essential knowledge and skills of each subject in the required curriculum that all students should be able to demonstrate and that will be used in evaluating instructional materials and addressed on the state assessment instruments; and TEC, §28.025, which requires the SBOE by rule to determine the curriculum requirements for the foundation high school graduation program that are consistent with the required curriculum under the TEC, §28.002.

CROSS REFERENCE TO STATUTE. The repeals implement the Texas Education Code, §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on July 18, 2017.

TRD-201702715

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Effective date: August 28, 2017

Proposal publication date: May 19, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 475-1497


SUBCHAPTER B. MIDDLE SCHOOL

19 TAC §114.11, §114.12

STATUTORY AUTHORITY. The repeals are adopted under the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4), which requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish curriculum and graduation requirements; TEC, §28.002, which identifies the subjects of the required curriculum and requires the SBOE by rule to identify the essential knowledge and skills of each subject in the required curriculum that all students should be able to demonstrate and that will be used in evaluating instructional materials and addressed on the state assessment instruments; and TEC, §28.025, which requires the SBOE by rule to determine the curriculum requirements for the foundation high school graduation program that are consistent with the required curriculum under the TEC, §28.002.

CROSS REFERENCE TO STATUTE. The repeals implement the Texas Education Code, §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on July 18, 2017.

TRD-201702716

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Effective date: August 28, 2017

Proposal publication date: May 19, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 475-1497


SUBCHAPTER C. HIGH SCHOOL

19 TAC §§114.21 - 114.29

STATUTORY AUTHORITY. The repeals are adopted under the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4), which requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish curriculum and graduation requirements; TEC, §28.002, which identifies the subjects of the required curriculum and requires the SBOE by rule to identify the essential knowledge and skills of each subject in the required curriculum that all students should be able to demonstrate and that will be used in evaluating instructional materials and addressed on the state assessment instruments; and TEC, §28.025, which requires the SBOE by rule to determine the curriculum requirements for the foundation high school graduation program that are consistent with the required curriculum under the TEC, §28.002.

CROSS REFERENCE TO STATUTE. The repeals implement the Texas Education Code, §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on July 18, 2017.

TRD-201702717

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Effective date: August 28, 2017

Proposal publication date: May 19, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 475-1497