HB 462

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Dan Huberty

Bill Caption

Relating to state control of teacher appraisal criteria, curriculum standards, and assessment instruments.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 462 would not prevent teachers' appraisals from being based on student assessments that incorporate national or federal criteria. This legislation would prevent the State Board of Education (SBOE) from including common core standards for public schools and open-enrollment charter schools in the curriculum, as part of the essential knowledge and skills requirements, and in the criterion-referenced assessments.

Analysis: HB 462 would limit an expansion of federal government standards imposed on Texas' schools through the national common core standard. This legislation would maintain control on the state level for schools to determine what educational standards are best for the unique attributes of Texas' students. This prevents federal intrusion in an area that is properly dealt with at the state level. We support HB 462.