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Home > Closing The Gaps

Closing the Gaps

Closing the Gaps by 2015 was adopted in October 2000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with strong support from the state's educational, business and political communities. The plan is directed at closing educational gaps in Texas as well as between Texas and other states. It has four goals: to close the gaps in student participation, student success, excellence and research.

The Closing the Gaps plan includes strategies for reaching each of the goals and an annual performance measuring system. The plan and related documents are provided below.

Progress Reports

Accountability System

Measures and Definitions


Measures Rank (Fall 2008 Data)

  • Universities
  • Health-Related Institutions
  • State Technical and Lamar State Colleges
  • Areas of Excellence

    As a part of the Closing the Gaps by 2015 statewide plan for higher education, public colleges and universities identified areas of national excellence in which they currently excel and in which they intend to excel by 2015.

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