The majority of these students start at public community and technical colleges. Among those who are not college ready in mathematics or English Language Arts and Reading, only 40%–60% meet readiness standards within two years, and about 25%–40% go on to complete a college-level course. With respect to completion of a degree or certificate within six years, non-ready students lag behind those who enter college ready in all subjects. Fortunately, the outcomes for underprepared students have been improving steadily over the past five years, and more progress is anticipated with the implementation of corequisite developmental education statewide.
NEW! In partnership with Texas OnCourse, we are excited to offer free training modules for higher education and K-12 advisers. These modules provide up-to-date, comprehensive training for advisers on exactly what college readiness means in Texas and how understanding this concept holistically can impact advising practices. The Texas Success Initiative and developmental education are discussed in detail. To access the modules, register and login to the Texas OnCourse Academy and navigate to the following modules:
- Student Advising with College Readiness and Equity in Mind (designed for higher education advisers)
- Advising All Students to Be College Ready (designed for K-12 counselors and advisers)