CCMR--10 Things You Should Know

Resources for Helping Students Plan for the Future

#1--CCMR in the A-F Accountability System

Grab some popcorn and a drink and watch this 20-minute recorded webinar with information on the various ways that students can meet CCMR indicators in the state accountability system. The slides that accompany this webinar are available through the attachment below.

#2--CCMR Data Collection Information Sheet in the House Bill 5 LiveBinder

Click on this handy resource that contains valuable information on how CCMR data is collected by TEA. Visit the ESC-17 HB-5 LiveBinder, a treasure trove of lots more great information about graduation planning, college/career readiness, and much more!

#3--Texas OnCourse

Texas OnCourse has great resources for counselors, career exploration teachers, students, and families for advising students through the college selection, admissions, and financial aid processes. They also have Texas OnCourse Academy with awesome learning modules for new counselors!

#4--Consider giving the SAT and/or ACT at Your Campus DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!

Convenience, Comfort, and Confidence--These are just some of the benefits of giving the SAT on your own campus during the school day. Information is available at the following link: SAT School Day

Click here for information about ACT District Testing during the school day.

#5--The Texas GEAR UP College Scholarship Spreadsheet

Check out this amazing resource from Texas GEAR UP to share with families, which includes scholarship information for every university in Texas!

#6--Schedule the ASVAB

Texas Senate Bill 1843 requires each school district to provide students in grades 10 through 12 an opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and consult with a military recruiter. School districts must:
  • Schedule the test during normal school hours; and
  • Schedule the test at a time that limits conflict with extracurricular activities.
Contact your military recruiter or visit the ASVAB site here to schedule this test.

#7--Become a TSI Assessment Testing Site

Give the TSIA at your school, on your schedule, and at a lesser cost! Visit the Texas Higher Educating Coordinating Board website for more information!

#8--"Heads Up" for College Prep Courses

ESC-17's very own CTE specialist, Heather Blount, has compiled a resource to help counselors make sure they are correctly coding College Prep courses. Download this helpful document below!

#9--ApplyTexas Counselor Suite

Make sure you have access to ApplyTexas Counselor Suite! If you don't have access, email You can access the following valuable reports:

* Admission application student list--Shows a list of the students at your high school who have started an ApplyTexas admission application.

* Admission application detail report--Shows a list of applications started and submitted for an individual student.

* Full download report--Shows the student application list as well as the information found on the application details screen.

* FAFSA application student list--Shows a list of the students at your high school who have started or completed a FAFSA application.

#10--Where Are Your Students Going to College?

* College enrollment data for your high school is available from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at this LINK

* ApplyTx Counts allow you to see your school's rates of completion for ApplyTexas