Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Report
ESC Region VII Stakeholder Meeting
Texas Success Initiative
College Courses for Dual Credit
College Preparatory Courses
60 Semester Credit Hour Rule
Reverse Transfer Rule
Andrew Lofters, Ph.D.
ESC Region VII
Stakeholder Meetings
February 11-12, 2014
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Texas Success
Initiative
(TSI)
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Developmental education students face serious barriers
on their pathway to certificate and degree attainment
Developmental Education Pipeline at Public Two-Year Colleges
Fall 2007 Cohort
Cohort total: 99,097
100
Of students below state standard* …
… in reading
… in writing
… in math
Enrolled in developmental education
71
63
83
Achieved college readiness
58
54
39
Attempted first college-level course
52
45
21
Successfully completed first college-level course
38
33
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*2007 entering cohort tracked two years for readiness measure and three years for college-level course.
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ACADEMIC COURSE GUIDE MANUAL (ACGM)
• Developmental Education Learning Outcomes
(approved by ACGM Committee Oct. 19, 2012)
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Reading
Writing
Integrated Reading/Writing (IRW)
Intermediate Algebra
ESOL
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Writing for Non-Native Speakers
Grammar for Non-Native Speakers
ESOL Oral Communication
ESOL Reading and Vocabulary
– DE Math Foundations
(expected spring 2013)
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TSI ASSESSMENT
MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH (READING AND WRITING)
• Classifications
• College Ready (entry-level courses)
• Developmental Education
• National Reporting System – Educational Functioning Level
Descriptors (NRS – EFLDs)
• Levels 5 and 6
• Knowledge and Skills levels - 9 to 12
• Adult Basic Education (ABE)
• National Reporting System – Educational Functioning Level
Descriptors (NRS – EFLDs)
• Levels 1 to 4
• Knowledge and Skills levels - 1 to 8.9
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NEW TSI ASSESSMENT
• AY 2013-2014 TRANSITION YEAR
– Identify and continue to serve students testing into ABE-levels
with options currently available (including DE
courses/interventions)
– GOAL: to develop an TSI (formerly ABE) Operational Plan with
recommendations and guidelines for AY 2014 and beyond
• TEA, TWC, and THECB meet biweekly
• Research national and state programs that successfully address
ABE-skill levels (e.g., I-Best, Contextualization, Workforce
Solutions, Continuing Education and Certificate programs, etc.)
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Solicit feedback from institutions regarding issues and gaps
Consider legislative agenda (policies, funding, etc.)
For Board consideration in April 2014
Statewide Professional Development/Training Program
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TSI RULES – APPROVED AMENDMENT
§4.54 Exemptions, Exceptions, and Waivers
(c) ESOL Waiver--An institution may grant a temporary waiver from
the assessment required under this title for students with
demonstrated limited English proficiency in order to provide
appropriate ESOL/ESL coursework and interventions. The waiver
must be removed after the student attempts 15 credit hours of
developmental ESOL coursework or prior to attempting entry-level
freshman coursework, whichever comes first, at which time the
student or would be administered the TSI Assessment. Funding
limits as defined in Texas Education Code, Section 51.3062(l)(1)
and (2) for developmental education still apply.
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TSI RULES - AMENDMENT
§4.54 Exemptions, Exceptions, and Waivers
(3) For a period of five (5) years from the date of
testing, a student who is tested and performs at or
above the following standards that cannot be raised by
institutions:
(A) TAKS (2200)
(B) STAAR end-of-course (EOC) with a minimum score of
Level 2 on the English III shall be exempt from the TSI
Assessment required under this title for both reading and
writing, and a minimum score of Level 2 on the Algebra II EOC
shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required under this
title for the mathematics section.
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TSI RULES – APPROVED AMENDMENT
§4.55 Assessment and Placement
(c) For holistic placement of non-exempt students not meeting standards as
defined in §4.57(a) and (b) of this title (relating to College Ready and Adult
Basic Education (ABE) Standards), institutions shall use for determination of
appropriate courses and/or interventions the TSI Assessment results and
accompanying Diagnostic Profile, along with consideration of one or more of
the following:
(1) High school Grade Point Average/class ranking;
(2) Prior academic coursework and/or workplace experiences;
(3) Non-cognitive factors (e.g., motivation, self-efficacy); and
(4) Family-life issues (e.g., job, childcare, transportation, finances).
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TSI RULES – APPROVED AMENDMENT
§4.55 Assessment
(b) Prior to the administration of an approved instrument in §4.56,
an institution shall provide to the student a pre-assessment
activity(ies) that addresses at a minimum the following
components in an effective and efficient manner, such as through
workshops, orientations, and/or online modules:
(1) Importance of assessment in students’ academic career;
(2) Assessment process and components, including practice with feedback
of sample test questions in all disciplinary areas;
(3) Developmental education options including course-pairing, non-coursebased, modular, and other non-conventional interventions;
(4) Institutional and/or community student resources (e.g. tutoring,
transportation, childcare, financial aid);
Effective November 28, 2012
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PRE-ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES (PAA)
• Required prior to administration of new TSI Assessment
– IHE determines tracking method for participants
– Institution may scale back PAA for retesting students
• TSI Assessment Background Questions
• 1) Were you provided with information and/or an activity to help
you understand all of the following: (1) the importance of this
assessment, (2) sample questions, (3) course options, and (4)
resources for students? Yes (proceed to test) No (see advisor)
• Dual Credit Students: if ISD administers TSI Assessment
• IHE is responsible to ensure Rule 4.55 is addressed
• Rule does not specify which entity actually delivers the PAA
• MOU is recommended between IHE and ISDs to confirm
responsibilities
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PRE-ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES (PAA)
• Transfer Students
– Institution receiving TSI Assessment test results can assume PAA
was delivered
– No further verification is required by receiving institution
• Out-of-State Students
– Receiving institution is responsible to ensure PAA was
administered
– Receiving institution provides one-time, limited access for test
proctor/center
– Test results are immediately accessible to receiving institution
via usual reporting
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TSI RULES – APPROVED AMENDMENT
§4.58 Advisement and Plan for Academic Success
(1) Be designed on an individual basis to provide the best opportunity for
each student to succeed in obtaining his or her career and/or academic
goals. At a minimum, the individual plan shall address:
(A) Career advising;
(B) Course-based and/or non-course-based developmental education
options;
(C) Campus and/or community student support services/resources;
(D) Degree plan or plan of study;
(E) Regular interactions between student and designated point of contact
(e.g., advisor, faculty member, peer and/or community mentor, etc.);
(F) Registration for next semester/next steps; and
(G) Differentiated placement.
Effective November 28, 2012
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TSI RULES – CLARIFICATION
§4.59 Determination of Readiness to Perform Freshman-level
Academic Coursework
(a) An institution shall determine when a student is ready
to perform freshman-level academic coursework using:
(1) Developmental education coursework and/or intervention learning
outcomes developed by the Board based on the Texas College and
Career Readiness Standards and
(2) Student performance on one or more appropriate assessments.
(b) As indicators of readiness, institutions shall consider,
as appropriate:
(1) Performance in developmental education.
(2) Performance in appropriate non-developmental coursework.
Effective November 28, 2012
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TSI RULES- APPROVED ADDITION
§4.62 Required Components of Developmental
Education Programs
An institution of higher education must base developmental coursework on
research-based best practices that include the following components:
(1) assessment;
(2) differentiated placement and instruction;
(3) faculty development;
(4) support services;
(5) program evaluation;
(6) integration of technology with an emphasis on instructional support
programs;
(7) non-course-based developmental education interventions; and
(8) course pairing of developmental education courses with credit-bearing
courses.
Effective August 2012
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INNOVATION AND ACCELERATION
• Non-Course Competency-Based Options (NCBOs)
• New Mathways Project* (NMP) – UT Dana Center
• DE Acceleration + Student Support
• Three Math Paths depending on Major/Program of
Study
– Statistics, Quantitative Literacy, College Algebra
• Texas Puente Program
• DE IRW + Student Support
• ENGL 1301
*piloting fall 2013
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INNOVATION AND ACCELERATION
• Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW)
– Comprehensive Professional Development program
• Year 1: Jan. - Dec. 2013
• Year 2: Feb. – Dec. 2014
– All state funded upper/highest level* IRW sections—spring
2015
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Course-Pairing (aka co-requisite, mainstreaming)
Compressed Courses
Modular/Emporium-style
Integration of Technology
*level closest to college-ready
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College Courses for
Dual Credit
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College Credit for Dual Credit Basics
 Definition: A process by which a high school
student enrolls in a college course and receives
simultaneous academic credit for the course from
both the college and the high school.
 Any public institution of higher education may
work with a high school (public or private) to form
a college credit for dual credit partnership.
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College Credit for Dual Credit (DC)
Laws & Rules
Texas Education Code (TEC) 28.009
 Requires that each school district implement a program under
which students may earn at least 12 semester credit hours of
college credit in high school.
 HB 842 (83rd Legislative Session) added language requiring school
districts to implement a program under which students are
provided an opportunity to earn credit toward a industry
recognized credential, certificate, or associate degree
concurrently with the high school graduation plan.
Texas Administrative Code TAC Ch. 4, Sub. D
 Sections 4.81 through 4.85
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Dual Credit MOU
A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) or other
written agreement must be in place that covers all
aspects of DC program.
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Eligible Courses
Student Eligibility
Location of Class
Student Composition of Class
Faculty Selection, Supervision, and Evaluation
Course Curriculum, Instruction, and Grading
Academic Policies and Student Support Services
Transcription of Credit
Funding
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Rule Changes Due to HB 5
Chapter 4 Subchapter D
4.85(c)
(1) A student may not enroll in more than three courses per
academic year at a community college if the community college
does not have a service area that includes the student’s high school,
except to the extent approved by the Commissioner of Texas
Education Agency.
(2) This provision does not apply to students enrolled in
approved early college high school programs.
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Rule Changes Due to SB 31
Chapter 4, Subchapter D
4.85
(i) Funding.
(1) The state funding for dual credit courses will be available to both public
school districts and colleges based on the current funding rules of the State Board of
Education and the Board.
(2) The college may only claim funding for students getting college credit in core
curriculum, career and technical education, and foreign language dual credit courses.
(3) This provision does not apply to students enrolled in approved early college
high school programs.
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Dual Credit Rule Changes
Chapter 4, Subchapter D
4.85
(b) Student Eligibility.
(2) An eleventh grade high school student is also eligible to enroll in dual
credit courses under the following conditions;
(A) a student achieves a minimum designated Level 2 final phase-in
score on the Algebra II end-of-course assessment and/or the English II reading or
English II writing end-of-course assessments, relevant to the courses to be attempted.
An eligible high school student who has enrolled in dual credit courses in the eleventh
grade under this provision shall not be required to demonstrate further evidence of
eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in the twelfth grade;
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Dual Credit Rule Changes
Chapter 4, Subchapter D
4.85
(b) Student Eligibility.
(3) A high school student is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual
credit courses in the eleventh and/or twelfth grade if the student demonstrates
that he or she has achieved the designated minimum final phase-in score on the
Algebra I end-of-course assessment and/or the English II reading or English II
writing end-of-course assessments relevant to the courses to be attempted.
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Dual Credit Rule Changes
Chapter 4, Subchapter D
4.85
(b) Student Eligibility.
(6) To be eligible for enrollment in a dual credit course offered by a public
college, students must have at least junior year high school standing. Exceptions to
this requirement for students with demonstrated outstanding academic
performance and capability (as evidenced by achieving or exceeding the minimum
TSI college readiness standards on PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, or TSI Assessment)
may be approved by the principal of the high school and the chief academic officer
of the college. Students with less than junior year high school standing must
demonstrate eligibility as outlined under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
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Dual Credit Rule Changes
Chapter 4, Subchapter D
4.85
(b) Student Eligibility.
(7) High school students shall not be enrolled in more than two dual
credit courses per semester. Exceptions to this requirement for students with
demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability (as evidenced
by grade-point average, ACT or SAT scores, or other assessment indicators) may
be approved by the principal of the high school and the chief academic officer of
the college to a maximum of 15 semester credit hours.
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Dual Credit Rule Changes
Chapter 4, Subchapter D
4.85
(b) Student Eligibility.
(7) Continued…
(A) Institutions of higher education must have established,
written policies in place prior to approving a student to enroll in more than two dual credit
courses per semester.
(B) A student enrolling in more than two dual credit courses
in a semester must pass all courses during that semester with a grade of C or better to
continue to enroll in more than two dual credit courses in following semesters.
(C) This provision does not apply to students enrolled in
approved early college high school programs.
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HB 5
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HB 5
The Legislature revised the high school curriculum to provide
increased flexibility for school districts and students (HB 5)
• Requires a student to choose one or more of the five
endorsements upon entering the 9th grade
• All endorsements require four math credits and four
science credits
• Distinguished level of achievement requires an
endorsement plus Algebra II (required for Top 10%
automatic admission)
• Reduces the number of assessments from 15 to 5
• High school counselors are critical to ensuring that
students are provided meaningful information about
the benefits of choosing certain graduation plans and
endorsements.
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 28.041(a)
• Each school district shall partner with at least
one institution of higher education to develop
and provide courses in college preparatory
mathematics and English language arts.
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 28.014(a)(1)-(2)
The courses must be designed:
• for students at the 12th grade level whose
performance on:
– an end-of-course assessment instrument required under
Section 39.023(c) does not meet college readiness
standards; or
– coursework, a college entrance examination, or an
assessment instrument designated under Section 51.3062(c)
indicates that the student is not ready to perform entry-level
college coursework; and
• to prepare students for success in entry-level college
courses.
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 28.014(b)(1)-(2)
A course developed under this section must be
provided:
• on the campus of the high school offering the
course; or
• through distance learning or as an online
course provided through an institution of
higher education with which the school
district partners as provided by Subsection (a).
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 28.014(c)
• Appropriate faculty of each high school offering
courses under this section and appropriate faculty
of each institution of higher education with which
the school district partners shall meet regularly as
necessary to ensure that each course is aligned
with college readiness expectations. The
commissioner of education, in coordination with
the commissioner of higher education, may adopt
rules to administer this subsection.
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College Preparatory Courses
• TEC 28.014(e)
• A student who successfully completes an
English language arts or mathematics college
preparatory course may use the credit earned
in the course toward satisfying the advanced
English language arts or mathematics
curriculum requirement for the foundation
high school program.
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 28.014(f) and (h)
• A course provided under this section may be
offered for dual credit at the discretion of the
institution of higher education with which a
school district partners under this section.
• A course developed under this section and the
related instructional materials shall be made
available to students not later than the 20142015 school year.
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 39.025(a-1)
• A student enrolled in a college preparatory course
under Section 28.014 who satisfies the Texas Success
Initiative (TSI) college readiness benchmarks
prescribed by the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board under Section 51.3062(f) on an
assessment instrument designated by the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board under Section
51.3062(c) administered at the end of the college
preparatory course satisfies the requirements
concerning an end-of-course assessment in an
equivalent course as prescribed by Subsection (a).
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 39.025(b-2)
• If a school district determines that a student, on completion of
grade 11, is unlikely to achieve the score requirement under
Subsection (a) for one or more end-of-course assessment
instruments administered to the student as provided by
Subsection (a) for receiving a high school diploma, the district
shall require the student to enroll in a corresponding contentarea college preparatory course for which an end-of-course
assessment instrument has been adopted, if available. A student
who enrolls in a college preparatory course described by this
subsection shall be administered an end-of-course assessment
instrument for the course, with the end-of-course assessment
instrument scored on a scale as determined by the
commissioner. A student may use the student's score on the
end-of-course assessment instrument for the college
preparatory course towards satisfying the score requirement
prescribed by Subsection (a).
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College Preparatory Courses
TEC 51.0362(q-2)
• A student who successfully completes a college
preparatory course under Section 28.014 is exempt from
the requirements of this section (51.3062-TSI) with respect
to the content area of the course. The commissioner of
higher education by rule shall establish the period for
which an exemption under this subsection is valid. The
exemption applies only at the institution of higher
education that partners with the school district in which
the student is enrolled to provide the course, except that
the commissioner by rule may determine the manner in
which the exemption may be applied to institutions of
higher education other than the partnering institution.
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SB 497
(60 SCH Rule)
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SB 497
(60 SCH Rule)
 Chapter 9, Subchapter A
 9.1 - Definitions
• (9) Compelling Academic Reason--A justification for an
associate's degree program consisting of more than
60 semester credit hours. Acceptable justifications
may include, but are not limited to, programmatic
accreditation requirements, statutory requirements,
and requirements for licensure/certification of
graduates.
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SB 497
(60 SCH Rule)
 Chapter 9, Subchapter E
 9.93 - Presentation of Requests and Steps for Implementation of
New Degree and Certificate Programs in Career
Technical/Workforce Education
(b)(3) If the minimum number of semester hours required to
complete a proposed associate's program exceeds 60, the
institution must provide detailed written documentation describing
the compelling academic reason for the number of required hours,
such as programmatic accreditation requirements, statutory
requirements, or licensure/certification requirements that cannot
be met without exceeding the 60-hour limit. The Coordinating
Board will review the documentation provided and make a
determination to approve or deny a request to exceed the 60-hour
limit. Institutions of higher education must be in compliance with
this paragraph on or before the 2015 fall semester.
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SB 497
(60 SCH Rule)
 Chapter 9, Subchapter J
 9.183 - Degree Titles, Program Length, and Program Content
(c) If the minimum number of semester hours required to complete
a proposed academic associate’s degree exceeds 60, the institution
must provide detailed written documentation describing the
compelling academic reason for the number of required hours,
such as programmatic accreditation requirements, statutory
requirements, or licensure/certification requirements that cannot
be met without exceeding the 60-hour limit. The Coordinating
Board will review the documentation provided and make a
determination to approve or deny a request to exceed the 60-hour
limit. Institutions of higher education must be in compliance with
this subsection on or before the 2015 fall semester.
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SB 49
(Reverse Transfer)
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SB 498
(Reverse Transfer)
(b) This section applies to a student enrolled in a
general academic teaching institution who:
(1) transferred to the institution from or
previously attended a lower-division institution of
higher education;
(2) earned at least 30 credit hours for course
work successfully completed at the lower-division
institution of higher education; and
(3) has earned a cumulative total of at least 66
[90] credit hours for course work successfully
completed.
Community, State, & Technical College Liaison Meeting
THECB Contacts
TSI Contacts:
Suzanne Morales-Vale
Director, Developmental and Adult Education
[email protected]
(512) 427-6262
Terri Daniels
Assistant Director, Developmental Education
[email protected]
(512) 427-6267
Alan Bugbee
Director, TSI Assessment
[email protected]
(512) 427-6244
Linda Muñoz
Director, Adult Education
[email protected]
(512) 427-6525
Dual Credit Contact:
Andrew Lofters
Program Director, Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research
[email protected]
(512) 427-6262

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