One of the greatest challenges facing higher education since the launch of Closing the Gaps by 2015 has been improving the academic preparedness of students enrolling in Texas higher education. Statewide, 41 percent of students enrolled in Texas public higher education required some form of developmental education. The ability to perform college-level coursework is an important factor in the successful completion of college. Students entering higher education prepared to do college-level work graduate at twice the rate of students that do not. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with the support and assistance from the Texas Legislature, institutions, and non-profit organizations, are piloting innovative strategies and transforming the delivery of developmental education to accelerate student success in college, career, and life.
In its proposed 2012-2017 Statewide Developmental Education Plan, the Coordinating Board set forth the following vision:
VISION STATEMENT: By fall 2017, Texas will significantly improve the success of underprepared students by addressing their individualized needs through reliable diagnostic assessment, comprehensive support services, and non-traditional interventions, to include modular, mainstreaming, non-course competency-based, technologically-based, and integrated instructional models.
Significant improvement in the success of underprepared students as articulated in the vision statement will be achieved if by 2017 there is a 10 percent increase in each of the following indicators:
This vision can be realized as Texas public institutions of higher education apply their resources and talents toward reaching common developmental education goals, with student success and completion at the core of every decision affecting underprepared students.
Suzanne Morales-Vale, Director, Developmental and Adult Education
(512) 427-6262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Daniels, Assistant Director, Developmental and Adult Education
(512) 427-6267 email@example.com
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment, Test Scores, Exemptions and Waivers
Aaron Graczyk, TSI Sr. Project Manager
(512) 427-6244 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting Requirements (i.e., CBM002)
Julie Eklund, Director, Planning and Accountability
(512) 427-6533 email@example.com
Dual Credit, Course Exemptions, Accommodations
James Goeman, Director, Academic Programs
(512) 427-6249 firstname.lastname@example.org