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Texas Success Center to Release HB 5 College Prep Course Frameworks

The Texas Success Center (TSC) at the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) announces an initiative to create content frameworks and implementation guidelines for the college preparatory courses in math and English language arts (ELA) called for in House Bill 5. In an effort to support Texas school districts with course development, the TSC convened a collaborative of K-12 and higher education leaders from across the state to identify the essential student learning outcomes and content expectations. TSC will make available preliminary content frameworks by the end of May 2014. Although the documents will be universally available, districts and community colleges are being asked to pilot the course frameworks for the upcoming school year and provide feedback to the TSC.

These college prep courses called for in HB 5 must be designed for 12th grade students who have yet to demonstrate college readiness and must be made available by the 2014-2015 school year. Students graduating under the foundation high school program, who successfully complete the math or ELA college preparatory course, may use the credit to satisfy advanced content-area credit requirements for graduation and are granted an exemption to TSI in the corresponding content area at the partnering institution. Learn more.