The Brailsford College of Arts & Sciences (BCAS) has been involved in a far reaching effort to prepare school students for college. Recognizing the importance of a world class education, the 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Special Session, passed House Bill 1, the “Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum.” Section 28.008 of the Texas Education Code seeks to increase the number of students who are college and career ready when they graduate high school. The legislation required the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to establish Vertical Teams (VTs) to develop College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) in the areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. These standards specify what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses at post-secondary institutions in Texas. BCAS has several faculty members involved in this effort.
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