|Course review step||Additional Information|
|5. Course provider completes submittal form in the ECSS||The TXVSN course review submittal module includes course provider demographics, individual course information, course creator, and the course submission assurance statements. Any special program designations (Ex: NCAA, SACS or College Board), as well as, the course syllabus are noted in this module. If a submission is designated as an Advanced Placement course, for example, College Board approval documentation can be supplied in this module. In the event that a traditional syllabus document is not used, the course provider may describe where in the course or where off-line the documentation of the data is found. The syllabus should include the following: course objectives and student learning outcomes, assignments, student expectations, time requirements, required materials, grading policy, teacher-student and teacher-parent contact policies, intended audience, content scope, and content sequence, etc.)|
|6. Course review accepts form and notifies course provider to continue submission|
This step takes approximately two business days.
|7. Course provider submits remaining course documents|
After the submittal form has been submitted and accepted by the TXVSN, the following ECSS modules are populated for each course:
|8. Course review assigns course to reviewers||Reviewers hold a Texas teaching certificate in the content area(s) and grade level in which they are reviewing and have prior experience in online teaching, and /or learning. This step takes approximately two business days.|
|9. Course reviewers evaluate course||Reviewers evaluate the course against the TEKS, as well as, the National Standards, and the TXVSN accessibility guidelines. This step takes approximately fourteen calendar days.|
|10. Course review makes modification report available if changes are required||The TXVSN course review team analyzes the final report and then makes it available to course provider. This step takes approximately two business days.|
|11. Course provider makes required modifications||The course provider is required to make changes to the course in order to become approved; the modification period may be up to sixty calendar days.|
Note: If there are no modifications to be made, the course will be approved. Skip to step 13.
|12. Course reviewers verify course modifications||The modifications will then be verified by the same reviewers. Reviewers will have approximately four calendars days to complete the modification check process.|
|13. Course review approves course in the ECSS and enters preliminary data into catalog||This step takes approximately one business day and initiates the catalog entry process.|