Student Success Points were established in 2013 as the performance-based funding system for Texas community colleges. The Student Success Points system is based on the premise that educational achievement at community colleges includes more than the awarding of credentials or successful transfer, although these are important components of the system. Success Points also measure student progression along a continuum from the least prepared students who need developmental education to the most prepared students who are ready for college-level courses. The system also measures progress to a credential: completion of the student’s first term and completion of the first year of college.

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