November News for our District Partners

In this month’s newsletter, we want to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we consistently receive from our district partners, teacher facilitators and CCMR counselors.


We also have an exciting announcement regarding the English Essay Assignment…

Launching in January 2023: English Essay Assignment in EdReady

We are excited to announce a new feature in EdReady to make completion of the essay component of the Texas College Bridge program easier. Launching in January 2023, students and teachers will now have the ability to write, submit, review and grade essay submissions directly in the EdReady platform.


Students will soon have the ability to write and submit their essay directly from their EdReady study path! Once the student has submitted their essay, the instructor will be notified that they have new essays to grade. Teachers will provide feedback and grade the essay directly in EdReady, making it easier to track completion for both students and teachers. Students will be able to view teacher comments and make the necessary edits, then resubmit their essay for additional review and grading.


Keep an eye out for more information to be available soon! 

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

How do I monitor student progress and completion?

The Group Summary Report in EdReady provides progress details for both Stages of Texas College Bridge (and the essay for English course students) combined in one line per student. To access the Group Summary Report, select "Manage Account" from your EdReady Dashboard.

Group Summary Report Demo

Do students have to sit for the TSI exam before taking Texas College Bridge courses?

No, students do not have to attempt the TSI exam before they enroll in Texas College Bridge. Texas College Bridge was created for students who have not been able to meet college readiness either by testing or lack of testing opportunities.

Can we embed Texas College Bridge courses in our English and math courses – and will students get credit for TxCB courses?

Yes, Texas College Bridges courses can be offered as an overlay with English and math courses. Students will earn the entire credit for college prep and a credit for English/math upon course completion. Texas College Bridge does not have to be a stand-alone class. 

For more information on course credit and PEIMS codes, download our in-depth FAQ for Districts.

How does TEA receive Texas College Bridge completion data to award A-F accountability?

It is the district’s responsibility to submit completion through PEIMS. Districts are granted A-F accountability through your PEIMS submission. TEA does not pull the data from EdReady.

For more information on how to report completion to get PEIMS credit, view this short tutorial video.

Where do teachers go for training on Texas College Bridge?

The resources page of our website includes a series of pre-recorded training videos specifically for teacher facilitators. The videos are short and can be accessed on-demand, anytime.

Teacher Resources and Training

How much time does it take a student to complete Texas College Bridge courses?

The time it takes to complete Texas College Bridge courses depends on each student’s level of entry, the number of concepts and skills they need to master, and their pace of learning. While this varies, based on data from last year, the majority of students took an average of 2-3 months to work through both stages of each course, with math taking more time on average than English.

October PLC Session - Recording Available

Our last PLC session for District Leaders covered a handful of important topics. If you were unable to attend the session and have detailed questions, please access the session slides and recording:

October PLC Recording - Access HERE

October PLC Slide Deck - Access HERE

Need to speak with us?  


We will be offering extended Live Office Help Hours in December and January, in addition to our regular office help hours on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm, via Zoom meeting. Please join us for these open drop-in sessions for personalized, face to face answers to your questions.

Office Help Hours Calendar
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