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  1. 1. HB5 Graduation Updates and Questions Updated as of April 14, 2015
  2. 2. House Bill 5 The Basics Accountability* Assessment Graduation Plans The goals: the development of a more diverse workforce sending students to the postsecondary level more prepared The understanding is that each students path to the workforce is unique The IntentThe Structure
  3. 3. Foundation High School Program
  4. 4. Terms to know FHSP = Foundation High School Program This is the term used by TEA to represent all aspects of an HB5 diploma including Endorsements and Performance Acknowledge Foundation = the 22 credits needed for the base of the diploma Endorsements = a set of courses taken in a coherent sequence that represent an area of study Distinguished = a level of performance where the students has achieved the requirements of at least one Endorsement and has taken Algebra II (not the same as RHSP Distinguished) Performance Acknowledgements = specific recognitions
  5. 5. Parameters to follow students entering Grade 9 in the 2014- 15 school year and thereafter Endorsements, distinguished level and performance acknowledgements to be on students AAR (Academic Achievement Record), transcript and diploma Students can move to a Foundation only diploma after their sophomore year with: Parent advisement Parent signed permission
  6. 6. Can sophomore, junior and senior students switch? Yes, current high school students can opt for the new diploma program If they are class of 2014, they may only receive a Foundation only level diploma Students in the classes of 2015, 2016, 2017 must have the complete option (Foundation/Endorsement) made available If done by ARDC, must be documented and take into consideration what is available
  7. 7. Take caution! Many templates exist for creating your districts plan for counselors to use with each student. Buyer Beware = know the size of the district you are looking at a template for the needs and offering possibilities may be completely different for your district size Adapt your own templates and extend to as many Endorsement possibilities as possible
  8. 8. Testing effects on diploma plan
  9. 9. Testing decision updates Transfer credits 101.3021. Required Participation in Academic Content Area Assessments (e) If a student earned high school credit for a course for which there is an EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, 39.023(c), prior to enrollment in a Texas public school district and the credit has been accepted by a Texas public school district, or a student completed a course for Texas high school credit in a course for which there is an EOC assessment prior to the 2011- 2012 spring administration, the student is not required to take the corresponding EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, 39.023(c). This subsection applies only to: (1) students who will graduate under the minimum, recommended, or distinguished high school programs as those programs existed before the adoption of House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013; or (2) courses for which credit was earned prior to September 1, 2014, by students who will graduate under the foundation high school program.Effective March 25, 2014
  10. 10. Testing decision updates Transfer credits FROM TEA FAQ site: What are the STAAR graduation requirements for a student who moves into a Texas public high school from out of state or country or from a private school? A student whose high school credit has been earned from out of the state or country or from a private school for a course assessed by STAAR is required to take the corresponding assessment if the Texas school district does not accept the course credit. is required to take the corresponding assessment if (1) the student is graduating on the Foundation High School Program and (2) the credit was earned after September 1, 2014, even if the Texas school district accepts the course credit from the school in which the course was taken. is not required to take the corresponding assessment if (1) the Texas school district accepts the course credit from the school in which the course was taken, (2) the student is graduating on the Foundation High School Program, and (3) the credit was earned prior to September 1, 2014. is not required to take the corresponding assessment if (1) the Texas school district accepts the course credit from the school in which the course was taken and (2) the student is graduating on the Minimum High School Program, the Recommended High School Program, or the Distinguished Achievement Program.
  11. 11. Bottom line to transfer EOC testers YES Student on Foundation Plan AND: District awards credit from another country, state or private setting Received course credit at other location after September 1, 2014 NO Student on the RHSP/MHSP OR On Foundation plan AND: District awards credit from another country, state or private setting Received course credit at other location before September 1, 2014
  12. 12. Testing decision updates ARD Committee decisions Chapter 89.1070 Students receiving special education services may receive an endorsement only if the student 1. Completes foundation courses with or without modified curriculum 2. Completes the courses for an Endorsement without modified curriculum 3. Perform satisfactorily on end of course exams (no ARDC decision to accept less than state requirement for passing) Effective as of January 1, 2015 For more information, see TEAs Graduation Guidance page
  13. 13. Testing decision updates ARD Committee decisions So consider questions such as: 1. Will the course be part of the Endorsement path? 2. If so, is modifying curriculum in the childs best interest since it will make the student unable to earn any official Endorsement? 3. What will be the decision on testing? Have we taken affect on diploma plan into consideration? For more information, see TEAs Graduation Guidance page
  14. 14. Did you know? Does someone in your district track the allowable substitute assessments for student, especially re- testers?
  15. 15. Foundation High School Program
  16. 16. Graduation plans Foundation requirements Endorsements (must have 4 Math & 4 Science) STEM Business and Industry Public services Arts and Humanities Multidisciplinary Distinguished (4 Math, 4 Science and Endorsement) Performance AcknowledgementsConsider using these to create the areas of your graduation documentation for students.
  17. 17. Speech requirement (3) demonstrated proficiency, as determined by the district in which the student is enrolled, in * delivering clear verbal messages; * choosing effective nonverbal behaviors; * listening for desired results; * applying valid critical-thinking and problem-solving processes; and * identifying, analyzing, developing, and evaluating communication skills needed for professional and social success in interpersonal situations, group interactions, and personal and professional presentations.
  18. 18. Speech course? No longer a required state credit for a diploma for Foundation diploma students School will need to report on students AAR if theyve achieved this, not how (TREx will have this July 2015 release) Districts may opt to add it to their diploma requirements as a required Elective school board approval If you require it of students, you can apply it as credit from the 5 Electives choices in the Foundation. You do not need to make your districts Foundation 22 credits.
  19. 19. The Foundation
  20. 20. Foundation = 22 credits 4 credits ELA/R 3 credits of Math 3 credits of Science 3 credits of Social Studies 1 credit of PE 1 credit of Fine Arts 2 credits of LOTE (Foreign Language) Cannot be any of the courses applied in the first 17 credits Credits from list of courses in 74.11(g), (h), or (i) This would be where other 3 years of Athletics may be. Consider overlap for Endorsement requirements Electives 5 creditsBasics 17 credits
  21. 21. Scope and Sequence Three credits required U.S. History, Government and Economics are a must (2 credits) World History or World Geography is a choice for the third credit these courses cannot be split into two halves If your district requires both World Geo and World History, this would take one of the electives from the 5 in the Foundation. It should not make the Foundation 23 credits. (Take into consideration how this affects your LOTE substitutions as well.) Combined World Geo/World History (to be developed) Social Studies
  22. 22. Should students take World History or World Geography? If your criteria is to steer students towards social studies classes that will benefit them on the US History EOC, World History provides the greater correlation. Correlation of US History TEKS to World Geography and World History TEKS World Geography World History 25 68
  23. 23. US History World History World Geography USH(4) History. The student understands the emergence of the United States as a world power between 1898 and 1920. WH(10) History. The student understands the causes and impact of World War I. WG(2) History. The student understands how people, places, and environments have changed over time and the effects of these changes. USH(7) History. The student understands the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II. WH(12) History. The student understands the causes and impact of World War II. USH(8) History. The student understands the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts in the Cold War on the United States. WH(13) History. The student understands the impact of major events associated with the Cold War and independence movements. USH(11) History. The student understands the emerging political, economic, and social issues of the United States from the 1990s into the 21st