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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 DDUAL CREDIT PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TEXAS PUBLIC COLLEGES
RULE §4.83Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (2) College--Public two-year associate degree-granting institutions and public universities.

  (3) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education.

  (4) Dual credit--A process by which a high school student enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. While dual credit courses are often taught on the secondary school campus to high school students only, applicable sections of these rules, §4.84(a) and §4.85(a), (b), (g), (h), (i) of this title (relating to Dual Credit Partnerships), also apply when a high school student takes a course on the college campus and receives both high school and college credit. Dual credit is also referred to as concurrent course credit; the terms are equivalent. However, dual (or concurrent) enrollment refers to a circumstance in which a student is enrolled in more than one educational institution (including a high school and a college).

  (5) College Board Advanced Placement--College-level courses and exams available to secondary students under the auspices of the College Board. A College Board-approved Advanced Placement (AP) Program must adhere to the AP course descriptions, include administration of official AP exams, foster teacher professional development, and provide access to AP courses for all students who are willing to enroll in the rigorous academic curriculum of AP courses as prescribed by the College Board.

  (6) Public two-year associate degree-granting institution--A community college, a technical college, or a state college.

  (7) Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills--The criterion-referenced assessment instruments required under Texas Education Code, §39.023, designed to assess essential knowledge and skills in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science in grades three through twelve.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.83 adopted to be effective May 27, 2003, 28 TexReg 4114; amended to be effective May 25, 2004, 29 TexReg 5057; amended to be effective November 23, 2004, 29 TexReg 10770

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