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Non-Academic Factors: student personal characteristics such as race, sex, age, and socio-
Remedial Courses: courses populated by recently graduated high school seniors found to
be academically underprepared or deficient in prior learning (Boylan, 2001).
Developmental Courses: designed to create or reinforce necessary academic skills and
competencies not taught or not sufficiently mastered prior to enrolling in college.
Postsecondary: referred to a formal setting in which an individual pursued additional
instruction beyond high school to include two-year or four-year degree programs, certificate or
licensure programs, or training programs in the military (Conley, 2012).
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR): annual state accountability report that
assesses school district and campus academic and financial performance.
Texas Education Agency (TEA): branch of the state government of Texas responsible for
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS): the fourth state of Texas student
standardized test designed to assess academic skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): detailed state academic standards for
Texas public schools.
Secondary: formal sixth grade through 12th grade school campuses.
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR): series of state mandated
standardized tests used in Texas public schools to assess academic skills.
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