Texas Education Code
Sec. § 31.0241
Adoption of Open Education Resource Instructional Materials


(a)

In this section, “eligible institution” means:

(1)

a public institution of higher education that is designated as a research university or emerging research university under the higher education coordinating boards accountability system, or a private university located in this state that is a member of the Association of American Universities; or

(2)

a public technical institute, as defined by Section 61.003 (Definitions).

(b)

The State Board of Education shall place open education resource instructional material for a secondary-level course submitted for adoption by an eligible institution on the list adopted under Section 31.023 (Instructional Material List) if:

(1)

the instructional material is written, compiled, or edited primarily by faculty of the eligible institution who specialize in the subject area of the instructional material;

(2)

the eligible institution identifies each contributing author;

(3)

the appropriate department of the eligible institution certifies the instructional material for accuracy; and

(4)

the eligible institution determines that the instructional material qualifies for placement on the list based on the extent to which the instructional material covers the essential knowledge and skills identified under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) for the subject for which the instructional material is written and certifies that:

(A)

for instructional material for a senior-level course, a student who successfully completes a course based on the instructional material will be prepared, without remediation, for entry into the eligible institutions freshman-level course in that subject; or

(B)

for instructional material for a junior-level and senior-level course, a student who successfully completes the junior-level course based on the instructional material will be prepared for entry into the senior-level course.

(c)

This section does not prohibit an eligible institution from submitting instructional material for placement on the list adopted under Section 31.023 (Instructional Material List) through any other adoption process provided by this chapter.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 679 (H.B. 2488), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 30, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 581 (S.B. 810), Sec. 15, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 581 (S.B. 810), Sec. 16, eff. June 9, 2017.
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