Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest
 
       A College and Career Readiness Newsfeed for the State of Texas
 
               Issue 8  | August 2014
 
  
  
Wendy Lym Shares Results and Suggestions on Successful Vertical Alignment Work in ESC 13

Dr. Wendy Lym, Associate Professor of English at Austin Community College, successfully led a P-16 funded College Readiness Collaborative in Austin, Texas to further pursue vertical alignment efforts. 

The collaborative's focus was on identifying and minimizing transitioning gaps that high school seniors face when advancing into college freshman Composition I.

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New Phases for CRAfT and PPG Initiatives


This year, both Austin-based initiatives have focused their efforts on ESC training, following an aggressive training plan. Now the Profile Planning Guide (PPG) will advance its use of the "train the trainer model" toward sustainability and data-collection. The College Readiness Assignments for Texas (CRAfT) program will enter a new stage in College Readiness Assignment (CRA) implementation.    

   


Using THECB Data to Track 

Texas' Closing the Gap by 2015 Goal

 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides educational data that is available to the public. This data can be used to view the progress of Texas' commitment to Closing the Gaps by 2015, which in most areas has fulfilled its goals. 

 


 
By 2015, award 210,000 undergraduate degrees, certificates, and other identifiable student successes from high quality programs. 


  

               
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In This Issue

Wendy Lym Shares Results and Suggestions on Successful Vertical Alignment Work in ESC 13 

New Phase of CRAfT and PPG Initiatives

Using THECB Data to Track Texas' Closing the Gap by 2015 Goal

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July 18, 2014 | WICHE

 

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston

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Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?

July 15, 2014 | Federal Reserve Bank of New York

 

Big Data Comes to College

July 8, 2014 | NPR

 

Six Months of PROGRESS

July 18, 2014 | US Dept of Education    


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the University of Houston.

 

Editor:  
Amy Williams, aewilliams10@uh.edu   

 

Special Thanks to:  

Wendy Lym,  wlym@austincc.edu

Emily Johnson, emily.johnson@austin.utexas.edu 

Gary Madsen, gmadsen@austincc.edu  

Steve Frank, steve.Frank@esc13.txed.net

 

 

  Contributing Editors: 

Jo Anne Davis-Jones, jadavis-jones@central.uh.edu 

Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu 

  

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