HB 5 Preparatory Courses Update

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HB 5 Preparatory
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References
83rd Legislative Session HB 5
Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter C –
TSI (Texas Success Initiative)
Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter D –
Dual Credit
Texas Education Code 28.014 – College Preparatory Courses
TEA HB5 FAQ
HB5 Preparatory Courses
Each school district shall partner with at least one IHE (institution of
higher education) to provide college preparatory courses in math and ELA
to prepare learners for success in entry-level college courses (HB5, TEC
Section 28.014 )
◦ For students at the 12th grade level who do not meet college readiness
standards on
◦ An EOC assessment instrument (English III & Algebra II) required under TEC Section
39.023(c); or
◦ Coursework, college entrance exam, or assessment instrument
◦ To prepare students for success in entry-level college courses
Course may be offered either on the high school campus or online
HB5 Preparatory Courses
Each district, in consultation with the institution of higher education,
must purchase or develop course instructional materials, which
must include technology resources to enhance effectiveness and
draw on established best practices
ISDs provide notice to eligible students and their parents/guardians
Shall be made available by the 2014-15 school year
HB5 Preparatory Courses
A student who successfully completes an ELA college prep course
may use the credit toward the advanced ELA curriculum requirement
for the foundation high school program TEC Section 28.014
A student who completes a math college prep course may use the
credit to satisfy an advanced math curriculum requirement after the
student has completed the math curriculum requirements for the
foundation high school program (Algebra I, Geometry, and other
advanced Math) TEC Section 28.014
Exemption
A learner who completes a college preparatory course under TEC
Section 28.014 is exempt
◦ For a period of twelve (12) months from the date of high school
graduation
◦ Applies only at the IHE that partners with the school district in which
the student is enrolled
◦ An IHE may enter into an MOU with a partnering IHE to accept the
exemption for the college preparatory course (TAC 4.54)
Temple College Timeline
Fall 2013 - met with Superintendents to discuss implications of HB 5
December 2013 – began working with Temple High School on
development of courses
May 2014 – finalized Temple High School courses
May 2014 – Developmental Math Faculty created course in
MyMathLab covering Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
May 2014 – Developmental Reading and Writing Faculty created
course using Aplia
Summer 2014 – MOUs and options for schools were created
NOTE: Each IHE may use a different
process for determining college
readiness!
Options for School Districts
Year-long online course using
◦ MyMathLab – Advanced Mathematics Courses
◦ Aplia – Advanced English Courses
Year-long classroom-based course using college textbooks
Individualized modular course using MyFoundationsLab based on
TSIA diagnostic test
Year-long course created by the University of Texas Dana Center
Course collaboratively created between high school and college
faculty members using high school textbooks
Excerpt from Draft Temple College MOU
ISDs contact IHE to establish MOU
ISD agrees to the following for the college Advanced Mathematics
course:
◦ To administer the Temple College developed or approved final exam
◦ The exam will be graded by the ISDs according to the rubrics provided by TC
◦ These exams will then be submitted to Temple College for review
To ensure transferability of the course grade to Temple College, the
learner’s grade for the course must be at least 75 with a final exam
grade of at least 60
Course corresponds to Math 0350, Intermediate Algebra
Excerpt from Draft Temple College MOU
ISD agrees to the following for the Advanced English course:
◦ To administer the Temple College approved final exam
◦ The exam will be graded by the ISDs according to the rubrics provided by TC
◦ These exams will then be submitted to Temple College for review
◦ To teach and grade the required essays according to rubrics provided by TC
To ensure transferability of the course grade to Temple College, the
student’s grade for the course must be at least 75 with a final exam
grade of at least 60;
Course corresponds to INRW 0302 - Integrated Reading and Writing

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