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Math Updates from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency recently shared the following math updates:

  1. SBOE Rule and Public Comment Periods
  2. Professional Development for Revised TEKS
  3. Algebra II Side By Side TEKS Comparison Documents
  4. Vertical Alignment Charts

1. SBOE Rule Adoption Update – Algebraic Reasoning

SBOE Rule Filing – Official Public Comment Period

Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter G, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013

Summary: The proposal would revise course options for students to satisfy the mathematics requirement under the Minimum High School Program, Recommended High School Program, and Distinguished Achievement Program.

Public Comment Period: May 29, 2015 – July 2015 SBOE meeting

Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: July 2015 SBOE meeting

Proposed Effective Date: August 24, 2015

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter C, High School, §111.43, Mathematical Models with Applications, Adopted 2012 (One-Half to One Credit)

Summary: The proposal would modify the amount of credit that could be earned for the course and eliminate language requiring a course sequence, which is inconsistent with graduation requirements.

Public Comment Period: May 29, 2015 – July 2015 SBOE meeting

Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: July 2015 SBOE meeting

Proposed Effective Date: August 24, 2015

Public comment can be given to either or both of these issues at http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/SBOE_Rules_(TAC)/Proposed_State_Board_of_Education_Rules/.

2. High School Professional Development for the Revised Math TEKS

 Training modules are now available online. These modules help teachers become familiar with the TEKS and supporting documents. Teachers examine the mathematical process standards, look for potential instructional gaps that may occur, and amplify lessons to address multiple student expectations.

TEA The Revised Math TEKS (Grades 9-12) with Supporting Documents: http://www.epsilen.com/crs/15367068

TEA The Revised Math TEKS (Grades 9-12): Applying the Mathematical Process Standards: http://www.epsilen.com/crs/15367065

TEA The Revised Math TEKS (Grades 9-12): Completing the Gap Analysis: http://www.epsilen.com/crs/15367067

TEA The Revised Math TEKS (Grades 9-12): Achieving Fluency and Proficiency: http://www.epsilen.com/crs/15367066

 

3. Algebra II Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison Document – Update

The corrected version of the Algebra II Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison document is now available on the Gateway. Corrections were made to pages 5, 8, and 25. If you downloaded or printed a copy of this document before April 27, 2015, you may wish to reprint or update your copy. You can access all of the side-by-side TEKS comparison documents at http://projectsharetexas.org/resource/revised-mathematics-teks-side-side-teks-comparison.

 

4. New Vertical Alignment Charts Available

Two new vertical alignment documents are now available on the Gateway.

  • Grades 5 – 8, Algebra I, and Algebra II
  • Grades 5 – 8 and Geometry

 

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