House Bill 5

The 83rd Regular Session of the Legislature passed HB 5 and became effective with the Governor’s signature in June 2013.  This bill codified changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) in a number of areas including curriculum, accountability, assessment and accreditation.

Below are resources designed to provide assistance in understanding the many changes the will impact Local Education Agencies (LEAs) over the next few years.

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Texas Education Agency (TEA) Resources

TEA has provided a number of resources to the State Board of Education (SBOE) and LEAs.  The PDF documents below are items taken from the TEA website ( ). These working papers provide insight into SBOE considerations as they align Texas Administrative Code (TAC) with HB 5 requirements.

Personal Graduation Plan/Programs of Study Alignment

  • House Bill 5 requires each student to connect to a personal graduation plan that leads to an endorsement. This process requires a district to consider the importance in using programs of study and the personal graduation plan, collaboratively, to satisfy current and prior legislation.
  • The program of study is an advisement tool for students, parents and counselors. It is a map for college and career readiness aligned to an occupational objective. A program of study is considered the intensive education plan, as required. Programs of study work best when they are developed b stakeholders to ensure relevant and accurate information.
  • The personal graduation plan is a working document used by counselors to tract student completion of graduation requirements. It is a tool used to document grades, assessments, acceleration, and other requirements in law. The personal graduation plan is an opportunity for students and counselors to meet individual needs.
  • The use of the program of study and personal graduation plan is necessary to ensure desired outcomes for college and career readiness.