Educ. Code Section 61.07611
Developmental Education Plan; Report
(a)To serve students who require developmental education in an effective and cost-effective manner, the board shall develop a statewide plan for developmental education to be provided under Subchapter F-1 (Definitions), Chapter 51 (Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education), that:
(1)assigns primary responsibility for developmental education to public junior colleges, public state colleges, and public technical institutes; and
(2)provides for using technology, to the greatest extent practicable consistent with best practices, to provide developmental education to students.
(b)In developing the developmental education plan, the board shall:
(1)research relevant issues related to developmental education;
(2)study and develop best practices for successful developmental education programs, including through use of pilot programs; and
(3)assess various methods of providing developmental education to students to determine which methods, if any, should be implemented on a statewide basis.
(c)Developmental education under the plan must include:
(1)technological delivery of developmental education courses that allows students to complete course work;
(2)diagnostic assessments to determine a student’s specific educational needs to allow for appropriate developmental instruction;
(3)modular developmental education course materials;
(4)use of tutors and instructional aides to supplement developmental education course instruction as needed for particular students;
(5)an internal monitoring mechanism to identify a student’s area of academic difficulty;
(6)periodic updates of developmental education course materials; and
(7)assessments after completion of a developmental education course to determine a student’s readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic courses.
(d)The developmental education plan must provide for:
(1)ongoing training for developmental education program faculty members, tutors, and instructional aides at the institutions or other locations where those persons provide instruction; and
(2)ongoing research and improvement of appropriate developmental education programs, including participation by a group of institution of higher education faculty members selected by the board, to:
(A)monitor results of the programs;
(B)identify successful and unsuccessful program components; and
(C)identify possible solutions to program problems.
Section 61.07611 — Developmental Education Plan; Report,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.61.htm#61.07611 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).