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2.12.2014 Foundation Graduation Plan
2014 Presentations
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.

4th Year College Preparatory Course (Presented 1.13.2014) 
This presentation was given by Region 7 ESC Associate Director of Curriculum Jane Silvey at the ESC on January 13, 2014. The presentation provides information about the TSI Assessment, exemptions, the 4th year advanced course, and sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Alief ISD.