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19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
Part II:  Texas Education Agency


The rules adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the Commissioner of Education are part of a larger body of state agency rules that are collected and published by the Office of the Secretary of State as the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). SBOE and commissioner's rules are codified under Title 19, Part II, of the TAC. Title 19 is Education, and Part II is the Texas Education Agency. The SBOE and the commissioner of education may adopt new rules or amendments to existing rules.  Recent updates to Title 19, Part II, of the TAC are located at www.tea.state.tx.us/tacupdates/.

NOTE: The Texas Education Agency makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this Internet site is secure; however, due to the limitations of Internet security, the rules published here are for information only, and do not represent legal documentation.


Chapter 30 Administration
Subchapter A. State Board of Education: General Provisions
Subchapter B. State Board of Education: Purchasing and Contracts
Subchapter AA. Commissioner of Education: General Provisions
Subchapter BB. Commissioner of Education: Purchasing and Contracts
Chapter 33 Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund
Subchapter A. State Board of Education Rules
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules
Chapter 53 Regional Education Service Centers
Chapter 61 School Districts
Subchapter II. Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Allotment
Subchapter JJ. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Automatic College Admission
Chapter 62 Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Equalized Wealth Level
Chapter 66 State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Commissioner's List of Electronic Instructional Materials
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning State-Developed Open-Source Instructional Materials
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Acceptable Condition of Public School Printed Instructional Materials, Electronic Instructional Materials, and Technological Equipment
Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Instructional Materials Allotment
Chapter 70 Technology-Based Instruction
Chapter 74 Curriculum Requirements
Subchapter D. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2001-2002
Subchapter E. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2004-2005
Subchapter F. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2007-2008
Subchapter G. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules on College Readiness
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Graduation
Chapter 75 Curriculum
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Driver Education Standards of Operation for Public Schools, Education Service Centers, and Colleges or Universities
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Provisions for Career and Technical Education
Chapter 76 Extracurricular Activities
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules
Chapter 89 Adaptations for Special Populations
Subchapter A. Gifted/Talented Education
Subchapter B. [reserved for future use]
Subchapter C. Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency
Subchapter D. Special Education Services and Settings
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Special Education Services
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Language Learners
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Adult and Community Education
Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Equivalency Programs
Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Communities In Schools Program
Subchapter FF. [reserved for future use]
Subchapter GG. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Dropout Prevention Strategies
Subchapter HH. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Education in a Juvenile Residential Facility
Chapter 97 Planning and Accountability
Subchapter AA. Accountability and Performance Monitoring
Subchapter BB. Memoranda of Understanding
Subchapter CC. [reserved for future use]
Subchapter DD. Investigative Reports, Sanctions, and Record Reviews
Subchapter EE. Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions
Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Job Corps Diploma Program
Chapter 100 Charters
Subchapter A. Open-Enrollment Charter Schools
Subchapter B. Home-Rule School District Charters
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Open-Enrollment Charter Schools
Chapter 101 Assessment
Subchapter A. General Provisions
Subchapter B. Implementation of Assessments
Subchapter C. Local Option
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Participation of English Language Learners in State Assessments
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Grade Advancement and Accelerated Instruction
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program
Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Substitute Assessments for Graduation
Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Statewide Testing Calendar and UIL Participation
Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Diagnostic Assessment
Chapter 102 Educational Programs
Subchapter A. Grants
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Early Childhood Education Programs
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Master Teacher Grant Programs
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Coordinated Health Programs
Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Texas Accelerated Science Achievement Program Grant
Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Pilot Programs
Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Award Programs
Subchapter GG. Commissioner's Rules Concerning College and Career Readiness School Models
Subchapter HH. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies
Subchapter II. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Texas High Performance Schools Consortium
Chapter 103 Health and Safety
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Physical Fitness
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning General Provisions for Health and Safety
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Safe Schools
Chapter 105 Foundation School Program
Subchapter A. Definitions
Subchapter B. Use of State Funds
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Optional Extended Year Program
Subchapter BB. [reserved for future use]
Subchapter CC.  Commissioner's Rules Concerning Severance Payments
Chapter 109 Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing
Subchapter A. Budgeting, Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing for School Districts
Subchapter B. Texas Education Agency Audit Functions
Subchapter C. Adoptions by Reference
Subchapter D. Uniform Bank Bid or Request for Proposal and Depository Contract
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Accountability
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Exigency
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting
Chapter 110 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Other High School English Language Arts and Reading Courses
Chapter 111 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Other High School Mathematics Courses
Chapter 112 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Other Science Courses
Chapter 113 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Other Social Studies Courses
Chapter 114 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Other Languages Other Than English Courses
Chapter 115 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Chapter 116 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Chapter 117 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Elementary, Adopted 2013
Subchapter E. Middle School, Adopted 2013
Subchapter F. High School, Adopted 2013
Chapter 118 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits
Subchapter A. High School
Subchapter B. Other Economics Courses
Chapter 126 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Subchapter D. Other Technology Applications Courses
Chapter 127 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development
Subchapter A. Middle School
Subchapter B. High School
Chapter 128 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language
Subchapter A. Elementary
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School
Chapter 129 Student Attendance
Subchapter A. Student Attendance Allowed
Subchapter B. Student Attendance Accounting
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules
Chapter 130 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education
Subchapter A. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Subchapter B. Architecture and Construction
Subchapter C. Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Subchapter D. Business Management and Administration
Subchapter E. Education and Training
Subchapter F. Finance
Subchapter G. Government and Public Administration
Subchapter H. Health Science
Subchapter I. Hospitality and Tourism
Subchapter J. Human Services
Subchapter K. Information Technology
Subchapter L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Subchapter M. Manufacturing
Subchapter N. Marketing
Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Subchapter P. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Chapter 149 Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Standards
Subchapter AA. Teacher Standards
Subchapter BB. Administrator Standards
Chapter 150 Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal
Subchapter AA. Teacher Appraisal
Subchapter BB. Administrator Appraisal
Chapter 153 School District Personnel
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning School District Personnel Duties and Benefits
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Professional Development
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules on Creditable Years of Service
Subchapter DD. Criminal History Record Information Review
Chapter 157 Hearings and Appeals
Subchapter A. General Provisions for Hearings Before the State Board of Education
Subchapter D. Independent Hearing Examiners
Subchapter AA. General Provisions for Hearings Before the Commissioner of Education
Subchapter BB. Specific Appeals to the Commissioner
Subchapter CC. Hearings of Appeals Arising Under Federal Law and Regulations
Subchapter DD. Hearings Conducted by Independent Hearing Examiners
Subchapter EE. Informal Review, Formal Review, and Review by State Office of Administrative Hearings
Chapter 161 Commissioner's Rules Concerning Advisory Committees
Chapter 176 Driver Training Schools
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules on Minimum Standards for Operation of Licensed Texas Driver Education Schools
Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules on Minimum Standards for Operation of Licensed Texas Driving Safety Schools and Course Providers
Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules on Minimum Standards for Operation of Texas Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Programs
Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules on Hearings Held Under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 1001

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