TITLE 13. CULTURAL RESOURCES

PART 1. TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION

CHAPTER 4. SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAMS

SUBCHAPTER A. STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

13 TAC §4.1

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Commission) adopts an amendment to 13 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §4.1, including the revised School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas. The amended section is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 24, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 6589), and will not be republished.

The proposed revision in the School Library Standards address the changes in the technology used in education as well as the increased access to and use of technology devices and tools in today's schools. The proposed standards also support the six common beliefs regarding what comprises an effective school library program as defined by the Texas Library Association and school librarians in the state of Texas versus the current standards which are based on the six required areas of certification for school librarians in Texas, last updated in 2001. The proposed standards also list the five levels of expectation attainment versus the four levels in the current standards. The five levels mirror the five levels presented in the T-TESS rubric.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of the amendment.

The amended rule is adopted pursuant to the requirements of Texas Education Code, §33.021 that requires the Commission, in consultation with the State Board of Education, to adopt voluntary standards and guidelines for school library services

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 February 16, 2018.

TRD-201800693

Jennifer Peters

Director, Library Development and Networking

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Effective date: March 8, 2018

Proposal publication date: November 24, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 463-5456