Amend CSHB 5 (house committee report) as follows:
(1)  On page 2, line 1, strike "Section 28.002(f), Education Code, is", and substitute "Sections 28.002(c) and (f), Education Code, are".
(2)  On page 2, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:
(c)  The State Board of Education, with the direct participation of educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers shall by rule identify the essential knowledge and skills of each subject of the required curriculum that all students should be able to demonstrate and that will be used in evaluating instructional materials under Chapter 31 and addressed on the assessment instruments required under Subchapter B, Chapter 39.  As a condition of accreditation, the board shall require each district to provide instruction in the essential knowledge and skills at appropriate grade levels and to make available to each high school student in the district an Algebra II course.