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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER HP-16 COLLEGE READINESS AND SUCCESS
RULE §4.175Composition and Duties of Statewide Discipline-Based College Readiness Vertical Teams

(a) There shall be a total of four statewide discipline-based college readiness vertical teams: one each in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. All teams shall be composed of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 members per subject area who represent the following:

  (1) All levels of public school educators;

  (2) Faculty from higher education to include public junior colleges, public community colleges, public technical institutes, public state colleges, public senior colleges or universities, and private or independent institutions of higher education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003;

  (3) A balance between small and large districts;

  (4) Various geographic regions of the state; and

  (5) Overall demographics of the state.

(b) A maximum of 60 percent of the statewide discipline-based college readiness vertical teams shall be composed of faculty from institutions of higher education.

(c) The statewide discipline-based college readiness vertical teams shall develop college readiness standards as defined in Texas Education Code, §28.008(b)(1). The teams may create an interdisciplinary vertical team composed of one public education member and one higher education member from each discipline-based college readiness vertical team to review the standards and determine commonalities among the disciplines. The statewide discipline-based college readiness vertical teams shall recommend the college readiness standards to the commissioner of education and the commissioner.

(d) Upon completion of the development of college readiness standards, the statewide discipline-based college readiness vertical teams shall develop recommendations for curriculum alignment with college readiness standards and other materials as defined in Texas Education Code, §28.008(b)(2) - (5). The teams shall be re-constituted at that time to ensure that a maximum of 60 percent of each of the re-constituted statewide discipline-based college readiness vertical teams shall be composed of secondary public education teachers employed full-time in Texas public school districts.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.175 adopted to be effective February 18, 2007, 32 TexReg 527; amended to be effective May 14, 2007, 32 TexReg 2638

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