The HB5 college prep courses (CPC) in English and math were prepared in response to legislative requirements and instituted beginning Fall 2014. In the Rio Grande Valley, all local institutions of higher education worked closely with many local ISDs, RGV FOCUS, Educate Texas, and Region One ESC to develop a shared approach as formalized in a joint Memo of Understanding (MOU) so that all students from the region could be seamlessly supported regardless of high school or institution of higher education choice. Below we have listed some relevant resources to assist educators currently implementing these courses.

Resources

The following school districts have signed MOUs on file and are currently implementing the HB5 College Prep Courses.

Math Textbook

The course is aligned to the free online textbook:

Wallace, T. (2010). Beginning and Intermediate Algebra. Retrieved from:
http://wallace.ccfaculty.org/book/book.html

A print version of this book is available for purchase at:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/tyler-wallace/beginning-and-intermediate-algebra-2nd-ed/paperback/product-14735119.html

Approved Online Homework Systems for Math Course

Schools will use an approved online homework system either for student homework or in-class lab work to provide immediate feedback and significant practice. Options include:

MyMathLab
Software provided by Pearson Education; linked to textbooks such as Lial and McGinnis

Math XL
Software provided by Pearson Education; linked to textbooks such as Lial and McGinnis

WebWork
Free, open-source online homework system hosted by UTRGV