HB 3646 §91(a-b) Dual Credit Study, 81st Texas Legislature
This study addresses House Bill (HB) 3646 §91(a-b), 81st Texas Legislature, 2009, which requires the Commissioners of Education and Higher Education to conduct a study of dual credit programs and courses that focuses on the costs of dual credit to the state, school district, community college, and student. Based on the results of this study, the Commissioners are directed to make recommendations to the 82nd Legislature on how to provide all students with the opportunity to earn 12 semester credit hours of college credit before graduating from high school, how to ensure efficient use of state resources regarding dual credit programs and courses, and how to promote the ability of students to access quality dual credit courses. In 2011, TEA contracted with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to complete this study.
Rider 42(l) Study, 81st Texas Legislature
As directed by Rider 42(l) (General Appropriations Act, Article III, 81st Texas Legislature), in 2009 TEA contracted with the Texas Education Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin for the purpose of conducting research to determine best practices in curriculum adjustments, instructional strategies, and PD for teachers of students who speak second dialects of English speakers, termed standard English learners (SELs).
HB 3 Texas Education Code §39.023(o) Study, 81st Texas Legislature
This study addresses House Bill (HB) 3, 81st Texas Legislature, 2009, Texas Education Code §39.023(o), which requires the Commissioners of Education and Higher Education to study the feasibility of allowing students to satisfy end-of-course (EOC) requirements by successfully completing a dual credit course through an institution of higher education (IHE), and to make recommendations to the legislature based on that study.