Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:06 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2013 2:06 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Top public education leaders in both chambers of the Texas Legislature are meeting to discuss high school graduation requirements, standardized testing rules and other proposed changes to the state's classrooms.
The Senate Education Committee convenes Tuesday morning. Its members will talk about proposed changes to statewide exams and a bill by committee chairman Dan Patrick designed to offer high school students more choice to focus on college preparation or vocational training when selecting their classes.
The House Public Education Committee meets later to discuss a rash of bills on high school curriculum requirements, testing and school accountability.
Also set for discussion then are modifications to a currently suspended rule requiring that high school students' results on end-of-course exams count 15 percent toward their final grades in core subjects.