College Preparatory Math Course (CPMC)
Students who complete the CPMC and meet the guidelines set out in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be considered to be "College Ready" by any Institution of Higher Education in Region 1 or Region 2.
The CPMC is a full credit course designed for students in Grade 12 whose performance on an end-of course assessment instrument or coursework, a college entrance examination, or a Texas Success Initiative assessment instrument, indicate the student is not ready to perform entry-level college coursework.
To be eligible for CPMC participation, students must demonstrate successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, one additional foundation mathematics credit and meet the passing standard on the Algebra I EOC. With principal approval, Grade 11 students who have met the above requirements may enroll in the CPMC.
View the course syllabus here. The CPMC syllabus was updated in August 2017. The course syllabus contains:
- a course description,
- text and supply lists,
- student learning topics and objectives,
- grade requirements, and
- a suggested approximate course sequence.
Email Janet Cunningham for the mandatory Fall 2017 Semester Exam.
Online TSI resources may be accessed here. Thanks to Kim Moore for curating this list!
Excerpts from the MOU
College Preparatory Mathematics is a full credit course designed to be a full-year course that prepares students for success in entry-level college courses and/or success on the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. College Preparatory Mathematics is a rigorous course that will include student learning outcomes and objectives in the following areas: Elementary Algebra and Functions, Intermediate Algebra and Functions, Geometry and Measurement; and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability. Credit recovery options are not permitted for this course.
"College Ready" Designation
Students receiving a grade from 70 to 79 in the College Preparatory Mathematics Course will become eligible for Non-Course Based Options (NCBO) at partnering higher education institutions. Students earning 80 or higher will be exempt from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) at any partnering institution for the period of 24 months after graduation. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee admission to partnering institutions of higher education.
Transcription of Credit
College readiness will be indicated on the high school transcript using the following course codes:
College Preparatory Mathematics – CP111200 (for students receiving a grade of 70-79, a “-N” will be placed next to the final grade on the transcript indicating eligibility for Non-Course Based Options)
College Preparatory Mathematics – CP111200 (for students receiving a grade of 80 and above, no notation will be needed)
Role of the AVATAR Team
The Academic Vertical Alignment Training and Renewal (AVATAR) team is a collaboration shared by Region 2 Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that works to facilitate CPMC implementation. These efforts include:
- reviewing the outcomes of semester exams,
- updating the syllabus, and
- updating the semester exams.
The AVATAR team invites interested Region 2 teachers of College Prep Math to attend meetings and contribute. Contact Janet Cunningham for further details.