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September 16, 2022

Texas Career and Technical Education (CTE) News

Updated Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs) and Programs of Study Resources

Crosswalk of IBCs to Aligned Programs of Study is now available on the TEA website. This resource allows district personnel to support program development and planning by aligning IBCs to Programs of Study.

The Statewide Program of Study Frameworks and Regional Program of Study Frameworks have been updated to include new and sunsetting IBCs, recently approved courses within Programs of Study, and an updated nondiscrimination statement. The documents are designed to be easily edited by districts to reflect local course and IBC offerings and to provide district contact information.

Proposed Alignment of IBCs and Programs of Study for CCMR

House Bill 773 (2021) requires the Texas Education Agency to include Program of Study Completers as an indicator within the accountability system. The slide below provides details for the proposed update:


To support district personnel with understanding local strengths and opportunities for alignment between Programs of Study and IBCs, a technical assistance document has been created and placed in the Career and Technical Education Reports (CTER) application within TEAL. The CTE Alignment Report 2020-2021 is based on autocoded data from the 2020-2021 school year. This November, the report will be rerun to include 2021-2022 autocoded data. ESC CTE Specialists have received regional reports and are prepared to assist district personnel in analyzing data and continuing to build strong CTE programs. 

Re-evaluation Process for Industry-Based Certifications

Certifying entities with an IBC that was submitted for review and not approved for the 2022-24 list may request a re-evaluation. Evaluation criteria are described in 19 Texas Administrative Code §74.1003Guidance on requesting re-evaluation and a preview of the re-evaluation submission questions is available here: Re-evaluation Process.    

NOTE: An IBC that did not meet the criterion of industry-recognized and valued, which was determined through a research-based process facilitated by the Ray Marshall Center at UT Austin, will not be re-evaluated under this process. Certifying entities can verify whether they met the industry-recognized and valued criterion and are thus eligible for re-evaluation here: Industry Recognized and Valued List.   

Requests for re-evaluation may be submitted through this survey link and must be received by 11:59pm CT on October 14, 2022. IBCs will be re-evaluated upon receipt of all relevant documentation and in the order they are received. The timeline for re-evaluation will be dependent on the volume of submissions made, but final determinations will be made no later than December 2022.