What is the difference between the Report of the Commission for a College Ready Texas and the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards?
The Commission for a College Ready Texas (CCRT) was a 21-member panel appointed by Governor Perry in April 2007 to solicit input from Texans on what skills and knowledge a student must possess in order to be college ready, as well as provide expert advice and resources to support the work of the vertical teams developing the college and career readiness standards. The CCRT’s report offered contextual data and information to support the need for college and career readiness standards in Texas. Additionally, it included a summary of public feedback received by the Commission as well as an evaluation of an early draft of the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards developed by the vertical teams.
The Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, in comparison, were developed by the vertical teams and provide the actual framework of what is important to know to succeed in college in the four subject matter areas: English/language arts, social sciences, science, and mathematics.