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Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 82nd Legislature / Senate Committee on Education.
Subjects: Academic promotion and retention | At-risk youth | Charter schools | Children with disabilities | Dual credit high school programs | Dual language programs | Educational accountability | Educational technology | English as second language | English immersion instruction | Limited English speakers | Middle school students | Middle schools | School dropout statistics | School dropouts | School finance | Special education | State mandates | Teacher certification | Teacher incentive plans | Teacher quality | Teacher retention | Teacher salaries | Teacher shortages | Teacher training | Teachers | Textbooks | Virtual schools |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ed83
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 1,615 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the performance and accountability of the state's charter schools. Specifically, study the following:
  • Options for increasing the number of outstanding charter schools;
  • Best practices employed by high performing charter schools and make recommendations for ways to implement these strategies in other charter and public schools;
  • Feasibility of operating charter schools focused on providing high quality education for students with disabilities, such as autism;
  • Charter school initiatives in other states, specifically including incentives for public education campuses to become charter schools;
  • Options for development and funding of a charter schools facilities program.
2. Review the state's education policy and initiatives regarding middle grades. Make recommendations to ensure a comprehensive state strategy for preparing students at the middle grades for high school retention and success. This review should include an examination of school-based strategies and best practices that encourage at-risk youth to finish school and that deter delinquency, drug abuse and violence.
3. Review teacher compensation, evaluations, professional development, certification and training programs. Specifically, review the following:
  • Teacher compensation including the Minimum Salary Schedule, incentive pay, merit pay, and stipends;
  • How teacher evaluations can be effective mechanisms for increasing student achievement and improving instructional practices by including multiple measures, particularly student achievement data based on growth. Evaluate how teacher evaluations can direct district decisions on providing professional development, mentoring, intervention, and possible dismissal in response to underperforming teachers;
  • State sponsored professional development initiatives including the alignment of professional development with curriculum and real work experiences and the value of professional development for bilingual, ESL and special education teachers in increasing student achievement.
  • Need to adopt statewide standards for teacher certification and in-service training programs for regular and special education teachers at both the pre-service and inĀ­service levels to ensure all teachers are highly qualified to teach students with disabilities.
4. Examine cost drivers in education including state requirements that impact school district budgets. Recommend opportunities for achieving cost efficiencies.
5. Study the efficacy of immersion versus dual-language instruction of English as a second language students. Make recommendations for improving programs and instituting best practices.
6. Study the effectiveness of Texas school districts' special education programs. Review the range of needs of special education students, districts' ability to provide an appropriate education for these students, and assess the effectiveness of programs currently funded for special education. Make recommendations for improvement.
7. Review dual credit courses including the cost of delivery, funding mechanisms, and possibility of a statewide dual credit system. This review should also include an examination of the rigor, quality and consistency of dual credit courses. (Joint charge with Senate Higher Education Committee)
8. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Review the implementation of legislation related to the state's accountability system including the revised dropout rate calculation, textbooks, and the virtual school network. Specifically, monitor the following:
  • HB 3, relating to public school accountability;
  • HB 2488, relating to open-source textbooks, and HB 4294, relating to textbooks and the use of technology;
  • HB 3646, relating to public school finance and programs; and
  • SB 174, relating to an accountability system for educator preparation programs.
Committee: Senate Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Human Services interim report.
Subjects: Abortion | Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Americans with Disabilities Act | Children with disabilities | Community care | Community support services | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Human Services, Texas Department of | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Nursing homes | Parental notification of abortion | Persons with disabilities | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Senior citizens | Supreme Court, U.S. | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h89
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [303 pages  File size: 882 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the continuum of care and support options available to Texans in need of long-term care. The Committee shall evaluate the effectiveness of state regulatory efforts to ensure quality services as well as analyze the long-term care business climate.
2. Evaluate services provided to hardest-to-serve adult welfare recipients and services provided to children receiving welfare. The Committee shall assess the state's ability to avoid long-term dependency on welfare for both of these populations and develop additional strategies to encourage self-sufficiency and movement from welfare to work.
3. Monitor federal developments related to long-term care and welfare issues. In the event that significant developments occur, the Committee shall evaluate their impact on Texas.
4. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: SB 30, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to parental notification before an abortion may be performed on certain minors; SB 374, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the provision of certain long-term care services, to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department on Aging, and to the eventual consolidation of the Texas Department of Human Services and the Texas Department on Aging into a new agency on aging and disability services; and HB 2641, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission. The Committee shall also monitor the effects of the additional resources provided to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Services
Title: Interim Committee Rules
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H89 76
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 169 kb]
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative schools | At-risk youth | Charter schools | Children with disabilities | Education Agency, Texas | Educational accountability | Job training programs | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | School discipline | Special education | Technology education | Textbooks | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ed83h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [65 pages  File size: 3,833 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the charter school program. Review the roles of the state, the Texas Education Agency, and local districts and agencies, as well as the performance of the schools and their students.
2. Review the goals of alternative education, disciplinary alternative education and juvenile justice alternative education programs. Study the organization and functioning of the programs to determine the extent to which they are meeting goals.
3. Conduct a comprehensive review of the state's philosophy and policies regarding career and technical education with attention to students who do not pursue advanced degrees.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including, particularly, the pre-K, kindergarten and 9th grade grant programs authorized in SB 4, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Medically fragile children
Library Catalog Title: Medically fragile children in Texas : interim report.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Long-term care | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h349f
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [123 pages  File size: 6,296 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate conditions reported in "Nobody's Priority", an Austin American Statesman series on children with severe disbilities living in Texas nursing homes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record, draft minutes, testimony of Richard C. Ladd, HHSC Commissioner (HHSC accomplishments, reorganization, LBB budget recommendations, DHS summary of impact of legislative budget estimates), guardianship
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 73
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [30 pages  File size: 529 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report - Vol 1
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature / Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Children with disabilities | Community support services | Emergency medical services | Foster care | Hospital emergency rooms | Inmate health | Medicaid | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Quality of care | Trauma centers | Women's health |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 h88 1
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [370 pages  File size: 18,729 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of the Pre-admissions Screening and Annual Resident Review (PASAAR) (OBRA '87 mandate) including the areas of program design, Alternate Disposition Plan (ADP), accountability, and residents' rights and training.
2. Monitor child protective services in the proposed structure of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services including criteria used in "priority" classifications and intervention methods and response time per classification; services provided to children over the age of 10 and to special needs children; value of family preservation services; and problems associated with abuse or neglected children in one-parent homes.
3. Study health care in women's correctional facilities.
4. Monitor and Coordinate with the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to trauma care in Texas.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report - Crippled Children's Services Program
Library Catalog Title: Report on the Crippled Children's Services Program : report to the 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Children with disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 c868
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [37 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the Texas Crippled Children's Services (CCS) Program, including types of services provided, conditions served, methods of service delivery, and financing. *
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives to the Seventy-first Legislative Session.
Subjects: Attorney General Child Support Division | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Children with disabilities | Education Agency, Texas | Health, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Job training programs | Medicaid | Medicaid Vendor Drug Program | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Prescription drugs | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Residential treatment centers | State agencies | State supported living centers | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h88
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,707 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Public Health).
2. To study the feasibility of establishing a co-payment support assistance system based on ability to pay by parents of children in state supported residential care programs.
3. To study and monitor federal welfare reforms and evaluate the impact of such programs on the state AFDC program and state finances.
4. To study the Vendor Drug Program in the Department of Human Services.
Committee:   Transition Services Task Force
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Meeting the challenge : transition planning in Texas for people with disabilities : report to the 71st Legislature / from the Transition Services Task Force.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Disabilities discrimination | Persons with disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 T688
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [67 pages  File size: 3,385 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. WHEREAS, Persons with disabilities, parents, guardians, family members and advocacy organizations have an enormous and personal investment in planning and implementing effective transition services, and service providers can greatly benefit from their expertise and input regarding appropriate transition services; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the 70th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby establish the Transition Services Task Force, hereafter referred to as the task force, to assess the effectiveness of existing services and to recommend a model or models for the delivery of such services, including drafts of any legislation considered necessary.
Supporting documents
Committee:   Transition Services Task Force
Title: Committee reports and documentation: correspondence, articles, background material
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.70 T688
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [261 pages  File size: 6,272 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives, to the Sixty-ninth legislative session.
Subjects: Alternative medicine | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Child care | Children with disabilities | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Dyslexia | Grants | Learning disabilities | Medicaid | Occupational licenses | Persons with disabilities | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 h88
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [276 pages  File size: 10,635 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 15.
2. To study child-care needs of parents in Texas and to study child-care services in Texas.
3. To study the duplication and coordination of various grants-in-aid programs by the federal government (categorical and block grants), relating to human services.
4. To study dyslexia and related learning disabilities.
5. To review the use of telecommunication devices for the deaf, including their use in state offices and emergency centers and their availability to the general deaf community.
6. To review services to the deaf in Texas, including the deaf-blind. This study should consider each state agency that offers services to the deaf, including the State Commission for the Deaf, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission and the School for the Deaf. In addition, the study should cover federal, local and private service agencies.
7. To study the visually-handicapped children's program in the State Commission for the Blind.
8. To study chelation therapy, acupuncture and the practice of human ecology, in cooperation with the House Committee on Public Health.
9. To study the need for establishing a licensing requirement and educational standard for radiological technologists.
Committee: Joint Early Childhood Intervention Services, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report / by the Interim Study Committee on Early Childhood Intervention.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Early childhood intervention |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ea76
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [127 pages  File size: 4,997 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a thorough, comprehensive and analytical study of early childhood intervention services programs in Texas serving handicapped or developmentally disabled children from birth to age three, including but not limited to accessibility, participation, funding, staffing, personnel training and effectiveness, facilities and training materials and equipment.
2. Give special attention to the projected cost, cost effectiveness, and long-range economic and social implications of providing a state-funded program of early childhood intervention services administered by the Central Education Agency.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Early Childhood Intervention Services, Interim
Title: SCR 96
Library Call Number: SCR 96
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 167 kb]
Committee: Joint Special Education, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Education for the handicapped children of Texas : report of the Joint Interim Committee on Special Education to the 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Special education |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ed83s
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [125 pages  File size: 5,372 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough, comprehensive, and analytical study of special education in Texas, including but not limited to funding, policies, facilities, teacher training and certification and effectiveness.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Special Education, Interim
Title: Committee documentation: subject index, witness lists, appendices, and miscellaneous materials
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ED83SH
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [177 pages]
Committee: House Educational Programs for the Deaf and Visually Handicapped, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Interim Committee on the Study of Educational Programs for the Deaf and Visually Handicapped to the Governor, 64th Legislature, and the people of the State of Texas.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Deafness and hearing impairments | Visually impaired persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ed83
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [140 pages  File size: 4,680 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the educational needs of both deaf children and visually handicapped children.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Educational Programs for the Deaf and Visually Handicapped, Interim
Title: Committee documentation
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 ED73DV 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: Joint Preschool Education Standards
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 62nd Legislature as authorized by S.C.R. 65, 61st Legislature, 1969.
Subjects: Child care | Child welfare | Children with disabilities | Early childhood education |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P92
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,643 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough study of public and private day care and educational services in Texas for children under six. The committee shall be called the Committee on Preschool Education Standards, and it shall conduct its investigations looking toward the development of a system of standards applicable to day care facilities, headstart programs, nursery schools and kindergartens in the three areas of (1) educational services and personnel to provide such services; (2) social services, and corresponding personnel; and (3) health services, and health personnel.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Preschool Education Standards
Title: Transcripts, exhibits, and testimony, June 10 and September 17, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P92M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [237 pages  File size: 295,351 kb]
Committee: House State Asylums
Title: Institute for the Blind
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Deafness and hearing impairments | Texas School for the Deaf | Visually impaired persons |
Library Call Number: H.J of Tex., 13th Leg., R.S. 1136 (1873)
Session: 13th R.S. (1873)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 197 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. That the committee raised to inspect the Lunatic Asylum be and at the same time are hereby instructed to take into consideration the Blind, and Deaf and Dumb Asylums also.
Committee: House State Asylums
Title: Institution for the Deaf and Dumb
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Deafness and hearing impairments | Texas School for the Deaf | Visually impaired persons |
Library Call Number: H.J of Tex., 13th Leg., R.S. 1184 (1873)
Session: 13th R.S. (1873)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 189 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. That the committee raised to inspect the Lunatic Asylum be and at the same time are hereby instructed to take into consideration the Blind, and Deaf and Dumb Asylums also.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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