BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

H.B. 1388

By: VanDeaver

Public Education

Committee Report (Unamended)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

Concerns have been raised that the student achievement domain of the public school accountability system may lack sufficient indicators that account for career readiness. H.B. 1388 seeks to address this concern by reinstating an indicator for successful completion of a coherent sequence of career and technology courses.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly create a criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.

 

ANALYSIS

 

H.B. 1388 reenacts Section 39.053(c), Education Code, as amended by Chapters 807 (H.B. 22), 842 (H.B. 2223), and 1088 (H.B. 3593), Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, to conform to changes made by Chapter 807 (H.B. 22) revising requirements for the achievement indicators that constitute the basis of evaluation of public school districts and campuses for accountability purposes, except as follows:

         the bill retains in the student achievement domain, for evaluating the performance of high school campuses and districts that include high school campuses, an indicator that accounts for students who successfully completed a coherent sequence of career and technology courses; and

         the bill incorporates a change made by Chapter 1088 (H.B. 3593) including in the student achievement domain an indicator that accounts for students who successfully completed a practicum or internship approved by the State Board of Education.

 

H.B. 1388 applies beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

On passage, or, if the bill does not receive the necessary vote, September 1, 2019.