Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to §§4.53, 4.54, and 4.57, concerning the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Section 4.53 and §4.57 are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the September 6, 2013, issue of the Texas Register (38 TexReg 5821). Section 4.54 is adopted with changes to the proposed text as published.

The amendments are adopted 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.

There were no comments received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted 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 Chapter 51, Subchapter F of the Texas Education Code.

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