Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes amendments to §§4.53, 4.54, and 4.57, concerning the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) to reflect developmental education reform efforts as required in House Bill 1244, House Bill 3468, and Senate Bill 162 (82nd Legislature, Regular Session). Specifically, the amendment to §4.53(12), corrects the course number for GOVT 2305/2306; the amendment to §4.54(c) clarifies previously approved language related to the ESOL Waiver for students with limited English proficiency; and the amendment to §4.57(b), clarifies language addressing Adult Basic Education cut scores.

Dr. Judith Loredo, Assistant Commissioner for P-16 Initiatives, has determined that for the first five year period the amendments are in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the amended sections.

Dr. Loredo has also determined that for each year of the first five years the amendments are in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the amended sections will be to establish clear rules for the consistent administration and evaluation of developmental education program efficiency and effectiveness. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the sections as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted to Dr. Judith Loredo, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711; or judith.loredo@thecb.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The amendments are proposed under Texas Education Code §51.3062 which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to establish policies and procedures relating to the TSI; and §51.307 which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to adopt and publish rules and regulations to effectuate the provisions of Texas Education Code, Chapter 51, Subchapter F.

The amendments affect Texas Education Code, §51.3062.

Next Page Previous Page

Link to Texas Secretary of State Home Page | link to Texas Register home page | link to Texas Administrative Code home page | link to Open Meetings home page