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Closing the Gaps

Closing the Gaps by 2015 was adopted in October 2000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with strong support from the state's educational, business and political communities. The plan is directed at closing educational gaps in Texas as well as between Texas and other states. It has four goals: to close the gaps in student participation, student success, excellence and research.

The Closing the Gaps plan includes strategies for reaching each of the goals and an annual performance measuring system. The plan and related documents are provided below.

Accelerated Plan for Closing the Gaps by 2015
Closing the Gaps: The Texas Higher Education Plan (with Goals and Targets for 2000-2005)
Strategies for Improving Student Participation and Success
REVISED Goals and Targets for 2006-2015
Institutional Targets
2005 Revision Background Report
History of Closing the Gaps

Progress Reports

Final Progress Report
2015 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report
2008 Progress Report
2007 Progress Report
2006 Progress Report
2005 Progress Report
2004 Progress Report
2003 Progress Report
Update: Closing the Gaps in Excellence (2003)
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Closing the Gaps

Accountability System

Online Accountability System

Measures and Definitions
Health-Related Institutions
Community Colleges
State Technical and Lamar State Colleges 

University Groups
Promoting Excellence through University Groups 

Institutional Rankings for Selected Accountability Measures
Health-Related Institutions
State Technical and Lamar State Colleges 


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