Texas Tech University

TTU K-12 Adds New Enhancements, Improvements to Program

Amanda Bowman

September 10, 2019

Young woman studying

The changes were implemented on Sept. 1.

TTU K-12, part of Texas Tech University's eLearning & Academic Partnerships division, has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to distance learning.

From its humble beginnings in 1993 as a "special purpose district" designed to help students whose educational needs were not adequately met by traditional school districts, to where it is now – a fully accredited institution on its own right – TTU K-12 has grown tremendously.

Major updates have been made to continue providing its students with quality courses and teachers as well as taking the headache out of finding a proctor for online exams.

"The program and course enhancements TTU K-12 announced on Sept. 1 show our continued commitment to providing high-quality online and distance education to K-12 students from anywhere," said Justin Louder, associate vice provost of eLearning & Academic Partnerships and interim superintendent of TTU K-12. "The instructional design, curriculum and teaching staff have worked tirelessly over the last few months to update our classes and offerings to support and encourage greater student success."

The recently implemented enhancements include:

  • New high school course
    • American Sign Language
  • New high school and middle school electives
    • Principles of agriculture (high school)
    • Video game design (high school)
    • Culinary arts (high school)
    • Forensic science (high school)
    • Digital art and design (middle school)
  • Advanced placement (AP) courses
    • AP English III (English language)
    • AP English IV (English literature)
  • Full-time teachers
    • These teachers will provide additional support to students and TTU K-12's part-time teachers.
  • 24/7 proctoring on exams for all courses
    • TTU K-12 will now use Proctorio, eliminating the need for students to secure a proctor, collaborate on an exam time or travel to an agreed-upon testing location.
  • Updated grading policy regarding course finals and other assessments

Click here for a more in-depth look into all the new enhancements.