House Bill 5 Resources

House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, made substantial changes to the state's curriculum and graduation requirements, assessment program, and accountability system. To assist schools and districts, we have compiled a list of resources from various sources and included them all in one place for convenience.

HB 5 Business and Education Workforce Symposiums

HB 5 Graduation Requirements
HB 5 restructured the state's graduation requirements, moving from the "4x4" graduation plan to a 22-credit Foundation High School Program that allows students to earn endorsements in specific areas of study by completing four additional credits. The endorsements include STEM; business & industry; public service; arts & humanities; and multidisciplinary studies.

College IHE Prep Courses vs. STAAR Remediation College Prep Courses

TASA House Bill 5 Community & Student Engagement Toolkit
In addition to changes made to the state's testing and graduation programs, HB 5 also addressed the accountability system by including a local evaluation requirement that is frequently referred to as the community engagement component. Learn More

Service Center Posted Resources related to HB 5 (March 2014)