House Bill 22, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017

Three Industry pictures in a banner. See credits for description
House Bill 22, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017, amended Texas Education Code, §39.053, to adopt a set of indicators to measure and evaluate school districts and campuses with respect to ensuring students attain the appropriate skills and learning to ensure their preparedness for success in subsequent grade levels and in entering the workforce, the military, or postsecondary education. For evaluating the performance of high school campuses and districts that include high school campuses, statute incorporates recognition of students who earn industry certifications under the student achievement domain and authorizes the commissioner to adopt rules to implement the accountability system.
2019-2020 Approved Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability  
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is releasing the updated list of industry-based certifications to be used for public school accountability. The new list of industry-based certifications is scheduled to go into effect for the 2019-2020 school-year and will apply to school accountability ratings in August 2021.
As the new list is reviewed, please make note of the following:
  • Business, Marketing and Finance clusters have been aligned together. In addition, Government & Public Administration has been aligned with the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security career cluster.
  • Industry-Based Certifications are valuable in multiple career clusters. An example of this is the Autodesk AutoCAD certification which aligns with several careers. If the certification is earned, a district should report the certification regardless of the primary cluster identified on the list.
  • 1 page documents will be created to show detailed information relating to each certification.
Texas Education Agency

Image Credits

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Loretta Ledford, with the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, excels at her job as an elite TIG welder, despite being the only female in that career field at Tinker. She has persevered through some tough times in her personal life, as well as in her career, but hasn’t let hardships or anyone who has doubted her, stop her from doing what needs to be done. (Air Force photo by Kelly White/Released). Used with permission from the U.S. Air Force

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airman Justin Morris, 88th Medical Group Dental Assistant Technician apprentice, was named an Air Force Medical Services’ Trusted Care Hero for his efforts toward increasing patient safety and doing Zero Harm. Morris brought a possible contamination issue to his supervisor that led to the Air Force adopting new procedures with dental tool kits. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Used with permission from the U.S. Air Force

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