Tex. Educ. Code Section 28.008
Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum


(a)

To ensure that students are able to perform college-level course work at institutions of higher education, the commissioner of education and the commissioner of higher education shall establish vertical teams composed of public school educators and institution of higher education faculty.

(b)

The vertical teams shall:

(1)

recommend for approval by the commissioner of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board college readiness standards and expectations that address what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses offered at institutions of higher education;

(2)

evaluate whether the high school curriculum requirements under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) and other instructional requirements serve to prepare students to successfully perform college-level course work;

(3)

recommend how the public school curriculum requirements can be aligned with college readiness standards and expectations;

(4)

develop instructional strategies for teaching courses to prepare students to successfully perform college-level course work;

(5)

develop or establish minimum standards for curricula, professional development materials, and online support materials in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, designed for students who need additional assistance in preparing to successfully perform college-level course work; and

(6)

periodically review and revise the college readiness standards and expectations developed under Subdivision (1) and recommend revised standards for approval by the commissioner of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(c)

The commissioner of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by rule shall:

(1)

establish the composition and duties of the vertical teams established under this section; and

(2)

establish a schedule for the periodic review required under Subsection (b)(6), giving consideration to the cycle of review and identification under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) of the essential knowledge and skills of subjects of the required curriculum.

(d)

The State Board of Education shall incorporate college readiness standards and expectations approved by the commissioner of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under Subsection (b) into the essential knowledge and skills identified by the board under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum)(c). The State Board of Education shall develop and by rule adopt a chart that clearly indicates the alignment of the college readiness standards and expectations with the essential knowledge and skills identified by the board under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum)(c).

(e)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the State Board of Education retains its authority under Section 28.002 (Required Curriculum) concerning the required curriculum.

(g)

The agency shall coordinate with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as necessary in administering this section.
Added by Acts 2006, 79th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 5 (H.B. 1), Sec. 5.01, eff. May 31, 2006.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2237), Sec. 7, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1014 (H.B. 2549), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1036 (H.B. 1613), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

Source: Section 28.008 — Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­28.­htm#28.­008 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

28.001
Purpose
28.002
Required Curriculum
28.003
Educational Program Access
28.004
Local School Health Advisory Council and Health Education Instruction
28.005
Language of Instruction
28.006
Reading Diagnosis
28.007
Mathematics Diagnosis
28.008
Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum
28.009
College Credit Program
28.010
Notification Regarding College Credit and Work-based Education Programs
28.012
Instruction on Interaction with Law Enforcement
28.013
Nature Science Curriculum Project
28.014
College Preparatory Courses
28.016
Instruction in High School, College, and Career Preparation
28.017
Instruction on Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking
28.018
Advanced Computer Science Program
28.020
Mathematics Innovation Zones
28.0021
Personal Financial Literacy
28.021
Student Advancement
28.0022
Certain Instructional Requirements and Prohibitions
28.022
Notice to Parent of Unsatisfactory Performance
28.0023
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction
28.023
Credit by Examination
28.0024
School-based Savings Program
28.024
Credit for Enrollment in Certain Academies
28.025
High School Diploma and Certificate
28.026
Notice of Requirements for Automatic College Admission and Financial Aid
28.0027
District Curriculum Scope, Sequence, and Instructional Material
28.027
Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Courses
28.029
Middle School Advanced Mathematics Program
28.0051
Dual Language Immersion Program
28.051
Definitions
28.052
Program
28.053
Types of Awards
28.054
Subsidies for College Advanced Placement Test or International Baccalaureate Examination
28.055
Use of School Awards
28.056
Application for Teacher Awards and Reimbursements
28.057
Funding
28.058
Confidentiality
28.0062
Reading Standards for Kindergarten Through Third Grade
28.0211
Accelerated Instruction
28.0212
Junior High or Middle School Personal Graduation Plan
28.0213
Intensive Program of Instruction
28.0214
Finality of Grade
28.0216
District Grading Policy
28.0251
High School Diploma for Certain Veterans
28.0252
Computation of High School Grade Point Average
28.0253
Texas First Early High School Completion Program
28.0254
Posthumous High School Diploma for Certain Students
28.0256
Financial Aid Application Requirement for High School Graduation
28.0258
High School Diploma Awarded on Basis of Individual Graduation Committee Review
28.0259
School District Reporting Requirements for Students Graduating Based on Individual Graduation Committee Review Process
28.02121
High School Personal Graduation Plan
28.02122
Inclusion of Mental Health Professions in Health Science Career Information
28.02123
Notification of Certain High School Graduation Requirements
28.02124
Parental Option for Student Retention
28.02591
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Reporting Requirements for Students Graduating Based on Individual Graduation Committee Review Process

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 28.008’s source at texas​.gov