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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

When: 04/02/2014 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Board Room, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, TX

Purpose: To develop potential rules that address the way institutions determine when a student is ready to perform entry-level freshman coursework in various subjects as measured by the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). The New Mathways Project (NMP), an initiative launched by the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Association of Community Colleges, provides differentiated pathways through developmental education into introductory college-level math courses for students who do not meet the state TSI college readiness threshold. Because the NMP establishes two different pathways for readiness in College Algebra (MATH 1314) and for readiness in Contemporary Math (MATH 1332) or Statistics (MATH 1342), institutions have expressed concerns about how to characterize the readiness levels of students pursuing MATH 1332/1342 and asked THECB staff to consider options for designating different levels of readiness for math.

Status: Rule adopted at July 24, 2014 Board meeting; committee disbanded.

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