COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Monday, April 14, 2014

PLACE: E1.036 (Finance Room)
CHAIR: Senator Dan Patrick



NOTE: See room change above -- The committee will meet in E1.036.



The Committee will hear invited testimony followed by public testimony on the below interim charges.


Senate Interim Charge #1:


Review the redesign of high school English EOC exams. For the entire STAAR assessment program, review accommodations available to eligible students as a result of the elimination of the STAAR Modified exam pursuant to changes in federal accountability regulations. Additionally, review the redesign of the STAAR Alternate assessment.


NOTE: The STAAR writing portion of this charge has not been included and will be taken up on a date to be determined.


Senate Interim Charge #2:


Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education, 83rd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:

                HB 5, relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements; providing a criminal penalty.



Public testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes per person.





** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **