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CTE Information Archives

Region 7 ESC CTE Contact
Adrian Knight, M.Ed.
Federal Programs Coordinator
903-988-6810

2014 Presentations
Course Requirements (Presented 3.21.2014)
This presentation is being given by Jane Silvey at the ESC during Day 2 of the Voices of the Workshop series (March 21, 2014). This presentation includes specific course offerings and sequencing for all required core courses, as well as course-specific information for endorsement areas. This presentation is posted early so that participants can access it during the workshop. The following documents are also linked within this presentation (PPT must be in presentation mode for hyperlinks to work), and they are posted again here for your convenience:
TEA News Release
Grade 8 & IPC TEKS Correlations
Science Sequencing Flow Chart
Chapter 130 Subchapter STEM


Will & Skill (Presented 3.20.2014)
This presentation was given by Rich Froeschle, Texas Workforce Commission Director of Labor Market and Career Information, at the ESC during Day 1 of the House Bill 5 Voices of the Future workshop on March 20, 2014. The presentation was provided to show workshop participants the importance of area labor market information and how it can be used in aligning programs of study and endorsements among districts and charter schools.

What is Down the Road? (Presented 2.27.2014)
This presentation was given by Mary Ann Whiteker at the Business and Education Partnership forum held at the ESC on February 27, 2014. The presentation provides key provisions of House Bill 5; college and business/industry concerns with what students are learning today; updated overview of Endorsements, graduation requirements, End-of-Course exams, and courses; and details on Angelina County's efforts in deciding which endorsements and courses will be offered in its area schools.

Industry & Education Partnerships (Presented 2.27.2014)
This presentation was given by the Executive Director of the Career & Technology Association of Texas (CTAT), Robin Painovich, at the Business and Education Partnerships Forum held at the ESC on February 27, 2014. The presentation includes key demographic, labor market, career, and degree and program data. Painovich's presentation also includes HB 5 provisions related to CTE, planning tips for districts and charters on how to select and implement courses and course sequencing, as well as tips and strategies to help schools start developing industry/business partnerships that will ultimately help the course selection and implementation process.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Presented 2.12.2014)
This presentation was given by Dr. Andrew Lofters of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at the ESC on February 12, 2014. The presentation covers new laws resulting from House Bill 5 in the following areas: Texas Success Initiative, college course for dual credit, college preparatory courses, 60 semester credit hour rule, and the reverse transfer rule. Region 7 ESC staff took notes during Dr. Lofters' presentation, which can be found in the notes section at the end of each slide.

Graduation & House Bill 5 (Presented 1.13.2014)
This presentation was given by Region 7 ESC Associate Director for Curriculum Jane Silvey at the ESC on January 13, 2014. The presentation touches on changes to accountability and Index 4; gives specific details regarding graduation requirements and endorsements; highlights Ratliff's information on speech classes; and provides other details on HB 5 requirements regarding parent notification, Personal Graduation Plans (PGPs), new CTE courses, new teacher requirements, End-of-Course (EOC) exams, and more.

CTE & HB 5 Graduation Requirements (Presented 1.13.2014)
This presentation was given by Region 7 ESC CTE Coordinator Ken Lamartiniere at the ESC on December 5, 2013. The presentation highlights the areas of HB 5 that are specific to CTE courses and the endorsements. The presentation also defines college and career readiness, lists jobs needed both in Texas and in the Region 7 area, discusses targeted occupations and provides free resources for schools.
2013 Resources
  • 12.10.2013 Dual Credit Eligibility Rules
  • 12.10.2013 HB5 College & Prep Class Rules
  • 12.04.2013 TSI/ACCUPLACER: Newest Resources, Apps & Info 
    (NOTE: Look under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment)



  • HB5 Education Summit Video (11.25.2013)
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