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House Bill 5 (HB5) made substantial changes to the state's graduation requirements moving from the current "4x4" graduation plans to a 22-credit Foundation High School Program that allows students to earn Endorsements in specific areas of study by completing four additional credits. New graduation plans and changes to credit requirements for HB5 go into effect with the freshman class of 2014-15. This page will be updated with information shared among Region 7 superintendents regarding the new graduation requirements and endorsement areas and how they are adapting them for their districts.
Endorsements Archive

    Course Requirements(Presented 3.21.2014) - This presentation was 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 was posted early so that participants could 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


    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.

    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.



Endorsements Contact

Leesa Green, M.Ed.  /  Assistant Director of Curriculum Services  /  (903) 988-6715

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