Chapter 110. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading
Subchapter D. Other High School English Language Arts and Reading Courses


Statutory Authority: The provisions of this Subchapter D issued under the Texas Education Code, 28.002, unless otherwise noted.


110.81. Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Other High School English Language Arts and Reading Courses.

The provisions of this subchapter shall be implemented by school districts beginning September 1, 1998.

Source: The provisions of this 110.81 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.82. Independent Study in English, Journalism, and/or Speech (One-Half to One Credit).

(a)  General requirements. Students can be awarded one-half to one credit for successful completion of Independent Study in English, Journalism, and/or Speech. Recommended prerequisites: none. Students may repeat these courses with different course content for additional credits.

(b)  Content requirements. The course content for these independent study courses can be found in 110.46 of this title (relating to Independent Study in English (One-Half to One Credit)), 110.61 of this title (relating to Independent Study in Speech (One-Half to One Credit)), and 110.63 of this title (relating to Independent Study in Journalism (One-Half to One Credit)).

Source: The provisions of this 110.82 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.83. Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition (One-Half to One Credit).

(a)  General requirements. Students can be awarded one-half to one credit for successful completion of this course. Recommended prerequisites: English II.

(b)  Content requirements. Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: English, published by The College Board. This publication may be obtained from the College Board Advanced Placement Program.

Source: The provisions of this 110.83 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.84. Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition (One-Half to One Credit).

(a)  General requirements. Students can be awarded one-half to one credit for successful completion of this course. Recommended prerequisite: English III or Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition.

(b)  Content requirements. Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: English, published by The College Board. This publication may be obtained from the College Board Advanced Placement Program.

Source: The provisions of this 110.84 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.85. Advanced Placement (AP) International English Language (One-Half to One Credit).

(a)  General requirements. Students can be awarded one-half to one credit for successful completion of this course. Recommended prerequisite: English III.

(b)  Content requirements. Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) International English Language are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: English, published by The College Board. This publication may be obtained from the College Board Advanced Placement Program.

Source: The provisions of this 110.85 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.86. International Baccalaureate (IB) Language Studies A1 Standard Level (One-Half to One Credit).

(a)  General requirements. Students can be awarded one-half to one credit for successful completion of International Baccalaureate (IB) Language Studies A1 Standard Level. To offer this course, the district must meet all requirements of the International Baccalaureate Organization, including teacher training/certification and IB assessment. Recommended prerequisites: English II.

(b)  Content requirements. Content requirements for IB Language Studies A1 Standard Level are prescribed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Curriculum guides may be obtained from International Baccalaureate of North America.

Source: The provisions of this 110.86 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.87. International Baccalaureate (IB) Language Studies A1 Higher Level (One-Half to One Credit).

(a)  General requirements. Students can be awarded one-half to one credit for successful completion of International Baccalaureate (IB) Language Studies A1 Higher Level. To offer this course, the district must meet all requirements of the International Baccalaureate Organization, including teacher training/certification and IB assessment. Recommended prerequisites: Language Studies A1 Standard Level.

(b)  Content requirements. Content requirements for IB Language Studies A1 Higher Level are prescribed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Curriculum guides may be obtained from International Baccalaureate of North America.

Source: The provisions of this 110.87 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


110.88. Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses.

(a)  General requirements. Students shall be awarded one-half credit for each semester of successful completion of a college course in which the student is concurrently enrolled while in high school.

(b)  Content requirements. In order for students to receive state graduation credit for concurrent enrollment courses, content requirements must meet or exceed the essential knowledge and skills in a given course.

Source: The provisions of this 110.88 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 7549.


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