Honorable Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1410 by Duncan (Relating to reporting student enrollment in tech-prep programs and evaluating tech-prep consortia.), As Introduced
The bill would implement the recommendation in the report, "Improve Accountability of Tech Prep Consortia" in the Legislative Budget Board's Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report, submitted to the Eighty-second Texas Legislature, 2011.
The bill would require the Texas Education Agency to establish procedures for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to identify and report high school students as participants in a Tech Prep program of study. The bill would also require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct annual evaluations of Tech Prep consortia and provide them with written evaluation findings and recommendations. The evaluations would be required to be conducted on-site at least once every four years.
701 Central Education Agency, 781 Higher Education Coordinating Board
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