House Bill 5
House Bill 5
House Bill 5 was passed by the 83rd Regular Session of the Legislature and signed into law by the governor in June 2013. The changes affect a number of areas including curriculum, accountability, assessment, and accreditation.
Below are resources to assist in understanding the many changes that will impact Local Education Agencies (LEAs) over the next few years.
ESC-20 Resources
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ESC-20 HB5 Presentation
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HB5 Graduation Summary
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HB5 Postsecondary Readiness Summary
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HB5 Assessments Summary
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HB5 Other Provisions, Part II Summary
HB5 Graduation Requirements Document
TASA, TASB, and Moak Casey & Associates have prepared a document that addresses questions related to the SBOE’s work on HB 5 graduation requirements.
The document was developed to provide a resource for frequently asked questions about post-secondary readiness, Algebra II and other advanced math courses, and the content of the new TSI assessment.
The SBOE held a public hearing on the proposed draft rules in Austin on November 20th. A webcast of the hearing is available on the TEA website.
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Resources
The TEA webpage includes a variety of resources, including documents that were prepared for the August 1 SBOE work session.

TEA HB 5 Resource Website
Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Resources
TASA has prepared a summary of the bill organized into four broad categories: curriculum, assessment, accountability, and higher education.

TASA HB 5 Summary (PDF)
Other HB 5 Resources
Education Service Center, Region IV HB 5 Web Page
Contacts:
Ruthie Kneupper
(210) 370-5424
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Janna Poth
(210) 370-5674
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Ravae Shaeffer
(210) 370-5280
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Tracy L. Reinen
(210) 370-5402
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Dawn White
(210) 370-5402
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