Tex. Educ. Code Section 28.020
Mathematics Innovation Zones


(a)

The commissioner may:

(1)

on application of a school district or open-enrollment charter school, designate a campus of the district or school as a mathematics innovation zone; and

(2)

from funds appropriated or donated for purposes of this section, award a grant to support implementation of innovative mathematics instruction at the campus in accordance with this section.

(b)

A campus designated as a mathematics innovation zone must:

(1)

implement with fidelity an innovative mathematics instructional program approved by the commissioner for purposes of this section that addresses the essential knowledge and skills of the mathematics curriculum required by Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum);

(2)

comply with objectives, metrics, and other mathematics innovation zone requirements imposed by the commissioner through rules adopted under Subsection (g); and

(3)

provide all data relating to the mathematics innovation zone requested by the agency.

(c)

A campus designated as a mathematics innovation zone is not subject to interventions under the state accountability system described by Section 39.107(a) or (e) for the first two years of the designation, provided that the campus implements the instructional program with fidelity and complies with each mathematics innovation zone requirement to the satisfaction of the commissioner. The period that a campus is exempt from interventions as provided by this subsection is not:

(1)

included in calculating consecutive school years under Section 39.107(a) or (e); or

(2)

considered a break in consecutive school years of unacceptable ratings for purposes of determining the need for intervention under Section 39.107(a) or (e).

(d)

The commissioner may revoke designation of a campus as a mathematics innovation zone and suspend associated grant funding if the commissioner determines that the campus has failed to implement the instructional program with fidelity or comply with any requirement imposed under this section.

(e)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school may use a pay for success program approved by the commissioner under Section 44.904 (Pay for Success Programs) to pay costs associated with designation of a campus as a mathematics innovation zone.

(f)

The commissioner may accept gifts, grants, or donations from any public or private source for purposes of this section.

(g)

The commissioner may adopt rules as necessary to administer this section.

(h)

A decision or determination by the commissioner under this section is final and may not be appealed.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 424 (S.B. 1318), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 28.020 — Mathematics Innovation Zones, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­28.­htm#28.­020 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

28.001
Purpose
28.002
Required Curriculum
28.003
Educational Program Access
28.004
Local School Health Advisory Council and Health Education Instruction
28.005
Language of Instruction
28.006
Reading Diagnosis
28.007
Mathematics Diagnosis
28.008
Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum
28.009
College Credit Program
28.010
Notification Regarding College Credit and Work-based Education Programs
28.012
Instruction on Interaction with Law Enforcement
28.013
Nature Science Curriculum Project
28.014
College Preparatory Courses
28.016
Instruction in High School, College, and Career Preparation
28.017
Instruction on Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking
28.018
Advanced Computer Science Program
28.020
Mathematics Innovation Zones
28.0021
Personal Financial Literacy
28.021
Student Advancement
28.0022
Certain Instructional Requirements and Prohibitions
28.022
Notice to Parent of Unsatisfactory Performance
28.0023
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction
28.023
Credit by Examination
28.0024
School-based Savings Program
28.024
Credit for Enrollment in Certain Academies
28.025
High School Diploma and Certificate
28.026
Notice of Requirements for Automatic College Admission and Financial Aid
28.0027
District Curriculum Scope, Sequence, and Instructional Material
28.027
Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Courses
28.029
Middle School Advanced Mathematics Program
28.0051
Dual Language Immersion Program
28.051
Definitions
28.052
Program
28.053
Types of Awards
28.054
Subsidies for College Advanced Placement Test or International Baccalaureate Examination
28.055
Use of School Awards
28.056
Application for Teacher Awards and Reimbursements
28.057
Funding
28.058
Confidentiality
28.0062
Reading Standards for Kindergarten Through Third Grade
28.0211
Accelerated Instruction
28.0212
Junior High or Middle School Personal Graduation Plan
28.0213
Intensive Program of Instruction
28.0214
Finality of Grade
28.0216
District Grading Policy
28.0251
High School Diploma for Certain Veterans
28.0252
Computation of High School Grade Point Average
28.0253
Texas First Early High School Completion Program
28.0254
Posthumous High School Diploma for Certain Students
28.0256
Financial Aid Application Requirement for High School Graduation
28.0258
High School Diploma Awarded on Basis of Individual Graduation Committee Review
28.0259
School District Reporting Requirements for Students Graduating Based on Individual Graduation Committee Review Process
28.02121
High School Personal Graduation Plan
28.02122
Inclusion of Mental Health Professions in Health Science Career Information
28.02123
Notification of Certain High School Graduation Requirements
28.02124
Parental Option for Student Retention
28.02591
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Reporting Requirements for Students Graduating Based on Individual Graduation Committee Review Process

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 28.020’s source at texas​.gov