College & Career Readiness Standards

Section 28.008 of the Texas Education Code, entitled “Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum,” was created by the Third Special Called Session of the 79th Texas Legislature. This section requires that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) establish discipline-based faculty teams to develop College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) that address what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level college courses offered at Texas public community/technical colleges and universities.

Revised CCRS (effective July 26, 2018)

Revisions to the CCRS for English Language Arts and Mathematics

The law also requires that faculty teams periodically review the CCRS and recommend needed revisions. The CCRS for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (Math) have been revised, effective July 26, 2018. These changes supersede standards for ELA and Math that are currently in the CCRS.

College Readiness Assignments (CRAfT)

College Readiness Assignments for Texas (CRAfT), was a project based at The University of Texas at Austin and funded by THECB to develop College Readiness Assignments (CRAs) aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). The CRAs are stand-alone lessons designed by high school and college faculty to prepare students for college and career success.

Revised CCRS (with edits)