Subscribe to receive our Floor Reports covering all the action on the Texas House and Senate floor!
Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit at public
institutions of higher education for certain scores on examinations
administered through the College-Level Examination Program.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 1227 would require that College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scoring for certain lower division courses match the minimum score recommended by the American Council on Education unless the institution's chief
academic officer "determines, based on evidence, that a higher score
on the examination is necessary to indicate that a student is
sufficiently prepared to be successful in a related, more advanced
course for which the lower-division course is a prerequisite."
Texas Action supports SB 1227 on the principles of limited government and individual liberty. Adding the stipulation requiring the chief academic offer to make an evidence-based determination in order to require a higher score on a CLEP examination would help limit the ability of institutions to undermine a student's legitimate use of CLEP to speed their advancement.