Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to §§4.53, 4.54, 4.57, and 4.60, concerning the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 20, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 180). The amendments are being made to clarify definitions, specify scores for TSI exemptions, remove phase-in scores for the TSI Assessment, and clarify annual reporting by institutions. Specifically, the amendment to §4.53(1) clarifies the term "Acceleration;" §4.54(23) removes reference to phase-in scores; §4.54(a)(3)(B) specifies the STAAR EOC English III; and Algebra II score for TSI exemptions, §4.57 removes references to phase-in scores and clarifies use of diagnostic results, and §4.60 clarifies that the annual Developmental Education Program Survey (DEPS) is used to help evaluate statewide developmental education practices.

One comment was received from Alvin Community College.

Comment: Alvin Community College commented in support of the proposed changes to §4.57.

Response: No response was required and no additional changes were made as a result of this comment.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Education Code (TEC), §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 TEC.

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