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Parents and HB5. Information to share with parents on House Bill 5 and a Foundation diploma. Red text are items you need to add. Blue text are areas you delete If they are not offerings in your district. What is a House Bill 5 diploma?.

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parents and hb5

Parents and HB5

Information to share with parents on House Bill 5 and a Foundation diploma

Red text are items you need to add

Blue text are areas you delete

If they are not offerings in your district

what is a house bill 5 diploma
What is a House Bill 5 diploma?
  • Passed in 2013, House Bill 5 changed the requirements for a Texas high school diploma.
  • If your child will be a freshman in August 2014, they will be on this diploma plan.
  • If your child is currently in high school as a freshman, sophomore or junior, they may choose to switch to this diploma.
  • It also changed the amount of End of Course (STAAR) tests students have to take for a diploma.
what tests does my child need for a diploma
What tests does my child need for a diploma?
  • Biology
  • United States History
  • Algebra I
  • English I
  • English II

* Note that the English tests are one day Reading and Writing combined tests.

what else do i need to know about testing
What else do I need to know about testing?
  • Biology, Algebra I and US History are 4 hour exams.
  • English I and II are 5 hour tests with both reading and writing.
  • The test is attached to when your child takes the course, not a particular grade level. For instance, if your child take Biology as a freshman they will take the EOC that year. However, if they take it as a sophomore then they will take it that year.
graduation plans
Graduation plans
  • Foundation requirements
  • Endorsements
    • (Fill in what you will offer as a district)
  • Distinguished Level
  • Performance Acknowledgements
terms to know for a diploma
Terms to know for a diploma
  • Foundation = the 22 credits needed for this type of basic diploma
    • Your child cannot move to only a Foundation diploma until the end of their sophomore year and there must be a meeting between you and your child’s counselor to get your consent.
    • This is the minimal amount of courses for a diploma. Your child is still required to pass the EOC tests.
foundation 22 credits
Foundation = 22 credits

Electives – 5 credits

Basics – 17 credits

Core subject areas credits and LOTE not used for Basic requirements

Other Fine Arts/Health/PE credits

CTE, Technology Applications, and Career Development

Some may overlap for Endorsement requirements

  • 4 credits ELA/R
  • 3 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 3 credits of Social Studies
  • 1 credit of PE
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts Add what courses you offer
  • 2 credits of LOTE (Foreign Language) Add what languages you offer
scope and sequence
Scope and Sequence

ELA/R - 4

Social Studies - 3

U.S. History, Government and Economics required

A choice between World Geography and World History must be made

The combo World Geo/World History class will be developed

  • English I, II and III required
  • ESOL I and II may substitute for students at Intermediate level
  • Fourth credit from one full or two half credits from the list of advanced courses Add what advanced English courses you offer
scope and sequence1
Scope and Sequence

Science - 3

Math - 3

Algebra I and Geometry required

There are two lists of additional credit possibilities your counselor will work through with you and your child

Prerequisites affect the order of courses

  • Biology required (may be AP or IB)
  • One credit from lab course list
  • One additional credit that is from list
  • Physics and PTI cannot both satisfy Science requirement
terms to know for a diploma1
Terms to know for a diploma
  • Endorsement = a set of classes that go together to help create an area of study for a student
    • Endorsements follow a pattern set by the district.
    • This customizes the diploma to support your child’s college and career pathway.
    • Students study in areas where they are interested or have a talent/aptitude.
endorsements for isd
Endorsements for ____ ISD
  • Here you would fill in what Endorsements your district will offer.
  • Fill the next few slides with the sequence of courses for each Endorsement
terms to know for a diploma2
Terms to know for a diploma
  • Distinguished Level
    • This is above a diploma with just an Endorsement.
    • The only difference is the student completes Algebra II.
    • If your child takes Algebra II, they may take an exam for this course to measure college readiness.
what will my child need to be in the top 10
What will my child need to be in the top 10%?
  • GPA requirements
  • Distinguished Level =
    • Credits for the Foundation
    • Credits for one Endorsement
    • 4 Math and 4 Science
    • One of the math must be Algebra II
what other things can help my child have a stronger diploma
What other things can help my child have a stronger diploma?
  • Performance Acknowledgements

For the next few slides, consider what your district offers and how students will be supported in their efforts to achieve the Acknowledgements

performance acknowledgements
Performance Acknowledgements
  • Dual credit– 12 hours with 3.0+ or an Associate degree (Do you offer enough courses to achieve 12 hours?)
  • AP score of 3+ or IB exams of 4+ what courses you offer and possibly list them on a slide
  • Earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification/license
performance acknowledgements1
Performance Acknowledgements
    • PSAT = commended scholar or higher
    • ACT-PLAN = college readiness in two of four subject areas
    • SAT = combined reading and math score of 1250+
    • ACT = composite score of 28 (excluding writing)

Consider what you have available for courses, tutorials, tests given on campus

Also, how can parents found out when these are offered?

performance acknowledgements2
Performance Acknowledgements
  • For this, ELL must exit ESL and score AH on TELPAS
  • Bilingualism/Biliteracy – ELAR average of 80+ and one of:
    • 3 LOTE with GPA of 80+
    • Proficiency in Level IV LOTE with GPA of 80+
    • 3 credits of LOTE with GPA of 80+
    • Proficiency shown through:
      • 3+ on AP exam in LOTE
      • 4+ on IB exam in LOTE
      • National assessment of Intermediate High
and what about speech
And what about “speech”?
  • Add how your district will require students to fulfill the requirement of (a)(3)
bragging to the world
Bragging to the world!!

The type of Endorsements and Performance Acknowledgements your child earns will be written on their:

  • Diploma
  • Transcript

Remember a transcript is like a resume!