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From the texas academic skills program to the texas success initiative

from

The Texas Academic Skills Program

to the

Texas Success Initiative

A Short History of Assessment and Developmental Education in Texas


Chronology

Chronology

  • 1983 – The National Commission on Excellence in Education published A nation at risk: The imperative for educational reform

  • 1985 - Coordinating Board Chair Larry Temple appointed the Committee on Testing

  • 1986 – Final report and recommendations of the Committee on Testing was published:

    A Generation of Failure: The Case for Testing and Remediation in Texas Higher Education


Chronology1

Chronology

  • 1987 - 70th Legislature passed HB 2182, which created the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP)

  • 1989 - TASP began

  • 1993 -1999 - TASP law undergoes numerous changes


Chronology2

Chronology

  • 1999 – 76th Legislature passed SB 103 creating the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), moving the high school exit exam to the 11th grade, and requiring the Coordinating Board to set a college-readiness standard on the 11th grade TAKS

  • 2003 – TASP statute repealed and the Texas Success Initiative is created by the 78th Legislature


Proposed process for adopting a college readiness standard for the 2004 exit level taks

Proposed Process for Adopting a College Readiness Standard for the 2004 Exit-Level TAKS


Responsibilities of the state board of education and the coordinating board

Responsibilities of the State Board of Education and the Coordinating Board

  • SBOE sets a minimum standard for the high school diploma and a commended standard on 11th grade TAKS

  • CB sets a college readiness standard on 11th grade TAKS


Responsibilities of the state board of education and the coordinating board1

Responsibilities of the State Board of Education and the Coordinating Board

State Board of Education

Coordinating Board


Proposed timeline

Proposed Timeline

  • Results from research studies, advisory groups and national experts available to the staff and Commissioner by late October. Commissioner makes recommendations to Participation & Success Committee.

  • P & S Committee meets in November to consider the Commissioner’s recommendations for a proposed standard

  • Coordinating Board proposes a standard for adoption in January, 2004

  • Coordinating Board adopts standard in April, 2004


Key data elements of the process

Key Data Elements of the Process

  • Current 11th grade score results (Spring, 2003)

  • Scores of 2nd semester College Freshmen, non-developmental students (Spring 2003)

  • Scores on ACT and/or SAT and/or TASP test for 11th graders who become 12th graders (Fall 2003)

  • Scores of 1st semester College Freshmen, taking developmental courses (Fall 2003)

    NOTE: Complete data analyses available---

    October/November 2003


Principles of standard setting process

Principles of Standard Setting Process

  • Support the goals of CLOSING THE GAPS: bringing 300,000 additional students to higher education who are prepared academically for PARTICIPATION and SUCCESS

  • Include wide consultation with a broad range of stakeholders throughout the process

  • Monitor annually student outcomes and evaluate standards over time


A comparison

A Comparison

of TASP

and the

Texas Success Initiative


Tasp texas success initiative

Assessment required

Advising required

Placement and participation in Developmental Education required

Assessment required

Advising required

Placement and participation in Developmental Education not required

TASP Texas Success Initiative


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Retest required upon completion of developmental education

Two ways to fulfill TASP requirement:

pass the test, or

earn a grade of “B” or better in related college-level course

“Rising junior” aspect – 60 hour limit

TASP Texas Success Initiative

  • Retest required for students who fall below a certain score on their initial test

  • Institutions determine:

    • an individual plan, with the student, for academic success

    • when a student is ready for any level of college coursework

  • No “rising junior” aspect


Tasp texas success initiative2

Accountability

Institutions report annually on test results, and on the effectiveness of their developmental and advising programs

TASP Texas Success Initiative

  • Accountability

    • The Board evaluates the overall statewide effectiveness of the Success Initiative, based on institutional reports of student outcomes


Summary

Summary

With passage of the Texas Success Initiative, the focus of the State and the Coordinating Board shifts from testing to student success, and from a state-administered, one-size-fits-all program to institutionally determined individualized plans.


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