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1Assistant Commissioner Division of P-16 Initiatives Texas A&MChancellor Summiton Teacher EducationOctober 2, 2012Dr. Judith G. LoredoAssistant CommissionerDivision of P-16 Initiatives
2Texas remains on track to meet statewide Participation goal THECB4/8/2017Texas remains on track to meet statewide Participation goalTotal Increase in Enrollments at Public and Independent Colleges and UniversitiesGoal:630,000This chart outlines the progress we have made on our broad participation and success goals for Closing the Gaps.It shows that Texas is well on its way to meet our goal of adding 630,000 more students to our universities and community colleges over 2000 enrollment levels.Since 2000, our enrollments have increased by 53%.With 4 years left on our master plan, we need to add approximately 23,000 more students each fall to meet our goal.It is important to note that while our aggregate enrollment numbers are exceeding targets, we continue to face challenges among Hispanics and African American males.As a percentage of total Hispanic population in Texas, Hispanics enroll in college at the lowest rates compared to other racial/ethnic groups. This challenge is magnified by the fact the Hispanic population is the fastest growing in the state.A similar trend exists among African American males. African American females enroll in college at the highest rates relative to their population. However, male enrollment lags significantly behind.THECB
3Texas is on track for meeting statewide Success goal THECB4/8/2017Texas is on track for meeting statewide Success goalGoal:210,000186,961This chart shows that Texas is also on track to meet our success goals for Closing the Gaps of graduating 210,000 students from our colleges and universities each year by 2015.Again, we have made significant progress on a statewide basis, but we need to accelerate the number of college completers among Hispanics and African Americans.While the number of annual degree and certificate completers for these two groups have increased significantly since we launched Closing the Gaps, they continue to lag behind completion targets.Total Annual Undergraduate Degrees and CertificatesBy YearTHECB
4Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Division of P-16 Initiatives Developmental and Adult Education
5Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Oversees developmental education programs at Texas public institutionsTexas Success Initiative (TSI) Statute (including TSI Assessment)Grants, Surveys, EvaluationRules, policies, and guidelinesAcceleration Initiativessustainabilityscalabilitybest practicesCollaborates with TEA and TWC for DE/ABE AlignmentAcceleration and Intensive Program InitiativesBraiding funding streams to move toward program sustainability of career pathway employment for lower skilled adults and youthPolicy to Performance (P2P) initiative under US Dept. of Education and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)aligning state systems to support the success of adults and out-of-school youth in attaining GEDfurther supporting their participation and success in postsecondary education and training programs that lead to family sustaining wages
6Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Developmental Education Demonstration Projects (DEDP)Purpose: to provide funding for comprehensive, innovative initiatives that accelerate students through DE and increase their retention and successRound I (final report due August 2012)Round II (RFP expected May 2012)Scaling and sustaining promising practicesPuenteNew Mathways/FOCUSIRWPre-assessment ActivitiesHolistic Advising (Matrix/IHE policies)NCBOsABE/DE Alignment
7Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Developmental Education Advisory CommitteePurpose: to seek advice and recommendations from Texas public institutions of higher education on developmental education programs and policiesInitial Webinar: November 2011, 2-5 p.m.Team Selection and ChargeProgram EvaluationTSI AssessmentTSI RulesFirst Meeting: January 30, 2012 (THECB Offices)Team Plans, Goals, and TimelinesTSI Assessment Team Interview/Demonstration Evaluations, March 25-26Interim Events:Non-course based options (NCBO) Rider 59 Webinar, April 3DE/ABE State and National Trends Webinar, April 4Second Webinar: April 26, 2-5 p.m.Webinar Discussion and FeedbackInitial Discussion of First Draft: Proposed TSI Rule Changes
8Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: TSI Assessment RFP Evaluation and SelectionPurpose: to evaluate and select a vendor to develop and implement a new TSI Assessment that is aligned with the Texas CCRS, provides diagnostic profiles, and classifies DE and ABE levels for students not college-readyEvaluation Process by SME, Assessment, and Psychometrician Evaluation Teams:RFP Posted: February 2, 2012RPF Closing Date: February 28, 2012Stage I Evaluation: February 29-March 1Stage II/III Evaluation: March 2-9Stage IV/V Evaluation: March 12-23Interview/Demonstration: March 25-26Recommendation to THECB: April 25Board approved evaluators’ recommendation for The College Board as the TSI Assessment Vendor
9Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Developmental Education Program Survey (DEPS)Purpose: to survey Texas public institutions of higher education regarding the practices and policies of their developmental education programs results to be used to inform data-based decision-makingResearch Intern hiredPlanning and Implementation meetings conductedLive Survey of 100 IHEs took place in May and JuneData Analysis and Reporting conducted June and July
10Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Acceleration InitiativesPurpose: to sustain and scale research-based best practices across DE programs that accelerate students through DE and increase student persistence and successNon-course Based Options:April 3, 2012 (Informational Webinar addressing program and reporting guidelines)Fall 2012 (Planning)Spring (Implementation)Integrated Reading/Writing (INR)AY (Comprehensive PD for Planning and Implementation--Proposed)INR Institute August 2012Webinars September, November 2012Regional Workshops October, December 2012Online Discussion Boards fall 2012CCA FOCUS10 Community Colleges, 350 studentsComprehensive Evaluation due Summer 2012Legislative Leadership
11Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Adult Basic Education Innovation GrantsPurpose: Accelerate the participation and success of lower skilled adults into postsecondary education and training programs.14 CTC received grants to establish programs that co-enroll basic skills students into a GED class or a basic skills support class and a certificate training program in Continuing Education.Programs may offer students stackable certificates so that they are more prepared to compete in the job market upon completion of program (e.g. C.N.A. + Phlebotomy).All program must partner with their local workforce board and their local adult education provider as well as local employers.
12Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Intensive College Readiness Programs for Adult Education StudentsPurpose: Provide intensive, accelerated postsecondary education options to transition adult students into workforce and academic programsintensive transition programrecent GED graduatesadults returning to college three or more years after HS graduation.accelerate student learning so that they place out of DE in at least one of the skill areas after the post testFunded programs (10) must partner with a federally funded adult education service provider in their region
13Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Developmental and Adult Education Project: Texas State Transition ProjectPurpose: to provide assistance to the intensive college readiness programs and promote communication and alignment with the federally funded AE communityProvided a study on the postsecondary transition efforts of the federally funded ABE programs.Conducted over 100 hours of professional development for the 55 ABE programs on the Texas CCRS.Conducted a gap analysis on the Texas CCRS and the Texas Adult Education Content Standards.Provided technical assistance to THECB staff for the annual meetings of granteesIn summer 2012, will provide a curriculum framework for an effective transition program (using the intensive program models) that will be shared with the 55 ABE programs and community coalition partners
15Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Project: Work-Study Mentorship ProgramsSenate Bill 1050, 80th Texas Legislature, provided $5 million for the biennium for the development of Work-Study Mentorship Programs.The goals of the Work-Study Mentorship Program are to close the gaps by 2015 by helping to create a college-going culture among high school students and provide mentoring and tutoring to secondary and college students.The goals are based on low college-going rates among Hispanic and African-American students. The majority of Work-Study mentors (about 61 percent of institutions reporting in FY 09) were minority students serving in high schools with a large population of other minority students.
16Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Project: Work-Study Mentorship (continued)The 32 funded programs hired 749 mentors. These mentors were percent male, percent female, 58.8 percent Hispanic, percent African American, and percent first generation college students.The college going rate in high schools served by Work-Study Mentors was 57.6 percent compared to 56.3 percent for the state as a whole. The FAFSA rate in high schools served by the mentors was 62.9 percent, compared to 56.2 percent for the state as a whole.This increase in outreach efforts, dissemination of information, and financial aid counseling to high school students, focusing on Hispanic and African American populations aligns with the THECB Accelerated Plan for Closing the Gaps by The funded programs have been renewed for
17Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Project: Texas Southern University (TSU) College Completion ProjectThis project includes $470,000 in funding to strengthen three existing TSU programs: Student Academic Enhancement Services (SAES); Summer Academy Bridge Program; First Year Experience (FYE) Calling Program; and the newly funded AVID program. This package of interventions will improve the college completion rate at TSU and contribute to the success goal of Closing the Gaps by 2015.THECB funds a portion of the SAES Advising center, the Summer Academic Enhancement Institute (SASI) bridge program, the First Year Experience (FYE) Calling Program and the AVID program. THECB funds include funding for work-study mentors and/or tutors for all programs as well as freshman seminar and orientation.
18Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Project: First Year Experience Calling ProgramThe First Year Experience Calling Program promotes student retention and success for all first-time-in-college (FTIC) students. The program goal is to assist postsecondary institutions retain more first-year students. The program employs trained student leaders who contact all FTIC freshmen to ask them how they are faring.Funded institutions include: San Jacinto College District, Lone Star College District, Texas Southern University, University of Houston Downtown, Houston Community College SystemFirst Year Experience Calling Program elements include: IHE staff recruiting and hiring FYE Student Leaders to make a series of follow-up phone calls to new students throughout their critical first year of college.IHE staff providing training to their FYE Student Leaders to ensure the successful development of the Program. A requirement that FYE Student Leaders assist with New Student Orientation and to arrange gatherings with their student cohorts at campus activities.
19Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Project: Minority Male InitiativeThe Minority Male Initiative focuses on improving both Hispanic and African American male participation in higher education.This initiative was developed in response to the declining or stagnant growth in the number and percentage of Hispanic and African American male students within the total student enrollment. This initiative provides an array of supportive activities designed to reinforce self-esteem, cultivate leadership and study skills, and nurture a sense of community among the participants through community service and public outreach. To date, the results of these efforts have been positive notably in terms of student retention within terms.
20Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Project: Minority Male Initiative (continued)Two programs were selected and awarded $10k each to fund demonstration projects on their campuses. They are the Lone Star Colleges System’s Minority Male Initiative and the Sam Houston State University ‘s Establishing Leadership In and Through Education (E.L.I.T.E.) Program.Each program provides role models and mentoring support for a minimum of 30 African American and Latino male students.Participating students are required to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 grade-point average and are encouraged to either transfer to a 4-year institution after completing 60 hours at LSCS or complete a baccalaureate degree at SHSU. Funding for both institutions in the amount of $10k each has been renewed for AY 2012.
21Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Similar initiatives were funded as a part of a partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Seed grants to eight public institutions of higher education (IHEs) to design and implement mentorship programs for African American men in their freshman and/or sophomore year of college.Each IHE received a $10K grant to assist in the first year of the mentorship initiative to increase the retention and graduation rates for African American males who may be in need of extra tutoring or peer mentoring support. The primary goal is to ensure these students, who currently suffer the highest dropout rate of all college students, improve their GPAs and persist in their studies through the initial 60 semester hour threshold.The participating public IHEs are: Texas A&M at Commerce, University of Houston, Lamar University, and Texas Southern University.
22Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality College Readiness Initiative Faculty Collaboratives4 Centers of College Readiness Standards content expertise institutedto support implementation of robust and sustainable common strategies
23Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Teacher Quality GrantsGrants are authorized under Title II of the 2002 No Child Left Behind ActSupport professional development in core academic areas of greatest need: Mathematics and ScienceFor teachers assigned out of their field, the professional development may lead to certification in mathematics or science and will lead to more teachers meeting the requirements to be highly qualified under NCLB.Approximately 500 projects have been funded to date.
24Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Educator Quality Educator Preparation Demonstration SitesProject founded on conceptual model for the future establishment of networks of cooperating P-16 education organizations to support enhanced teacher preparation at IHEsDemo site network serves as an ongoing mechanism to bridge educator theory and practice to allow thoughtful demonstration of teaching in action to help prepare teachers to deliver the content and teaching the skills embodied in the College and Career Readiness StandardsTwo institutions have current Demo Sites:Texas A&M International UniversityStephen F. Austin University
25Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Division of P-16 Initiatives Student Success and College Readiness
26Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: Comprehensive Student Success Program (CSSP)Part of College Access Challenge Grant, funded by the United States Department of EducationSupports institutions to identify entry-level courses with high rates of non- completion and use data to design and implement systems for early alert and successful interventionRigorously-crafted student support interventions, enhanced faculty and staff training focusing on student persistence and success, and continued refinement of early alert systemsServices to students included increased counseling, advising, learning strategy course components, and course embedded tutors and supplemental instructorsEstimated 8,000 students served from April 2011 to August 2013
27Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success CSSP 2nd Year GranteesAustin Community CollegeHouston Community College SystemNorth Central Texas CollegeUniversity of Houston-DowntownCSSP Pilot GranteesTexas A&M University-CommerceTexas Woman’s UniversityUniversity of HoustonUniversity of Texas-Pan AmericanPilot grantees will begin serving students this summer 2012.
28Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: AVID PostsecondaryPurpose: provides a full range of services to assist first-time, underprepared college students including:faculty development and program planning;implementation of First Year Experience course infused with AVID strategies and methods and;student counseling and advising intended to lead to higher persistence and completion rates for participating students.IHEs:Amarillo CollegeTexas State Technical College-HarlingenCentral Texas CollegeTexas Woman’s UniversityHuston-Tillotson UniversityTexas Southern UniversityOdessa CollegeTexas Tech UniversitySouthwest Texas Junior CollegeUniversity of Houston DowntownTexas A&M Central TexasUniversity of Texas-Pan AmericanTexas A&M CommerceUniversity of Texas of the Permian BasinTexas A&M Corpus ChristiWiley CollegeTexas A&M KingsvilleTexas CollegeAVID Postsecondary collaborates with institutions of higher education to systemically address the goals of increased learning, persistence, completion, and success beyond college. AVID supports students in their efforts to earn a college degree and/or certificate by developing and strengthening academic skills and personal development.
29Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success AVID Postsecondary Project Impact:250 AVID tutors/mentors and 675 faculty and staff have been trained in AVID strategies and methodsAVID trained tutors have served approximately 14,500 studentsOver 1,200 students have been exposed to AVID learning strategies through the AVID infused First Year SeminarFaculty, staff, tutors, and mentors are trained in AVID pedagogies intended to assist students in developing improved learning skills that will make them successful throughout their college years. Preliminary evaluation results indicate improvement in tutoring; outcomes data pending.Preliminary evaluations from our initial 11 piloted sites suggest improvements in tutor training, improved retention rates, improved student confidence, improved study skills, and increased persistence rates.
30Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: P-16 Regional CouncilsPromote college and career readiness message to students, parents, school administrators, and business/workforce partnersMaximize the impact of the THECB’s GenTX Campaign in their respective regionsProvide information for students and families about postsecondary education benefits, opportunities, planning, financial options, and college preparation; assistance in completion of FAFSA; scholarships; tutoring; mentoring; and professional development for middle and high school counselors, financial aid administrators, and college admissions counselors
31Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success P-16 Regional Councils (continued)Grantees:E3 AllianceUpper Rio Grande Valley P-16 Council/The University of Texas-Pan AmericanSouth Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council/Texas Tech UniversityLower Rio Grande P-16 Council/Texas State Technical College HarlingenCitizens for Educational ExcellenceThe El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence/The University of Texas at El PasoDeep East Texas P-16 Council/Stephen F. Austin State UniversityAbilene Regional P-16 Council/Cisco CollegeP16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County
32Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: Regional College Readiness Special Advisors (RCRSA)Executive-level staff from institutions of higher education and educational service centers that work with the THECB to support stakeholders at postsecondary institutions, secondary districts and schoolsCoordinate strategies to strengthen P-16 alignment and the successful implementation of the College and Career Readiness StandardsCollaborate on local, regional, and statewide initiatives that increase use of best practices and improve cost efficiencies in higher educationSince 2010, RCRSA have continued to support vertical alignment, Texas Pathways Projects, Regional P-16 Councils and the GenTX CampaignEngaged approximately 30,000 educators across the state in CCRS, curriculum alignment and best practice professional development
33Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Regional College Readiness Special Advisors (continued)Partners:Amarillo CollegeAustin Community CollegeCisco CollegeRegion XX Education Service CenterStephen F. Austin State UniversityTexas A&M International UniversityTexas Woman’s UniversityUniversity of HoustonUniversity of Texas-Pan American
34Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Regional College Readiness Special Advisors (continued)Initiatives:Math faculty develop lessons designed to transition students from the use of calculatorsFaculty teams develop “practice-tests” to prepare students for EOCs based on identified critical skills of the CCRSCollege of Ed and social science department faculty develop workshops for teachers on teaching CCRSAbove are examples of work undertaken by the RCRSAs.We are seeing across the state stronger relationships b/w ESCs (a key conduit to ISDs and the primary vehicle of professional development for ISDs) and IHEsCalculators lessons: THE argument between HS and IHEs math faculty are the use vs. non-use of calculators. Faculty designing lessons/activities/assignments to help students transition to the IHE expectations of no calculators. (HS, DE, entry-level college math courses)
35Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: Texas Pathways ProjectRegional consortia of higher education institutions and school districts, in collaboration with the Coordinating Board, collect, share, and analyze student-level data (including grades) to determine performance and achievement patterns from 8th grade through participation in four-year higher education institutions.Teams of district personnel and higher education faculty use data to inform work to vertically align curriculum and practice to increase successful secondary to postsecondary transition of students.Regional Partnerships, led by the following IHEs:Alamo Community Colleges (CB funded)El Paso Community College (CB funded)Houston Community College (Houston Endowment funded)San Jacinto Community College (Houston Endowment funded)University of Texas-Pan American (CB funded)Being developed by UT and UTEP
36Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: Texas Pathways Project (continued)Data ModulesWeb-based dissemination of training onhow to interpret and ask critical questions of data, andhow to use data to drive institutional and programmatic decision makingTraining will provide guidance to P16 stakeholders on understanding cohorts, basic interpretation of statistical information, how metrics like graduation rates and persistence rates are computed, building project logic models, basic evaluation techniques, and how to move from data to actionCompletion date August 2013Being developed by UT and UTEP, to support Pathways and other educational stakeholders
37Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: Success Project: Vertical Alignment TrainingProvide training in the facilitation of local horizontal and vertical alignmentCreate and extend sustainable vertical alignment secondary and post-secondary networks throughout TexasTwelve regional Education Service Centers (2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, ,13, 14, 15, 16, & 20) and their partners (faculty and staff from ISDs, colleges, universities, and P-16 Councils) have been selected to participateTraining begins summer 2012Contract with UNT
38Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: College Readiness Project: College Readiness Assignments Field Test (CRAFT)Refine and develop College Readiness AssignmentsField test in HS and IHEsEngage in partnershipsEvaluate the efficacy of CRAsDisseminate CRAs and provide professional developmentPartners:University of Texas at Austin with multiple ISDs, ESCs, and high schools and colleges across the state
39Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: College Readiness Project: Summer Bridge ProgramsPurpose: To decrease need for developmental education and increase student successTargeted to High School and College studentsRising 11th and 12th graders not college readyCollege students at risk of dropping out of collegeRequires at least 4 weeks of intensive academic instruction in ELA, math, or science for at-risk studentsRequires partnership with and financial support from high schools, if for HS students
40Division of P-16 Initiatives Unit: College Readiness Project: Summer Bridge ProgramsPromising Practices:Begin planning activities 9-12 months before program offeredRecruit, recruit, recruit!Involve parents, as appropriateInvolve faculty early in the development of the curriculum that is solidly based on CCRSTailor accelerated curriculum to address the needs of the targeted populationIntegrate instruction on learning and study skills into the content curriculumProvide a wide range of academic and social support servicesRequire tutoring and mentoring as part of the integrated curriculumUse technology to differentiate instruction, particularly in math