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TSI Assessment Scores

You must meet the following standards to begin college-level coursework. Students placing below the standard scores will be advised into an appropriate developmental education intervention to develop the skills needed to be successful in a credit-bearing course.
TSI ASSESSMENT
College Readiness
Reading
351
 
Writing
Prior to 08/18/2017
4 essay with MC 363+ or 5 essay
 
 
 
Writing
Effective 08/18/2017
4 essay with 340+ MC or 5 essay with ABE 5-6
 
 
 
Math
350
 
 
Developmental Education Options
Students not meeting TSI college readiness standards will be advised in Advising Services to evaluate whether developmental course work or other interventions would be most appropriate. Standard developmental course placement based on the TSI Assessment scores is reflected in the following table.

 

READING

Reading
TSI Assessment Reading Comprehension
Students enrolled in ENGL 0302 cannot currently enroll in

ENGL 0302

310-350
Heavy reading courses (HIST, POSC, PSYC, SOCI, ENGL literature)
 
WRITING
Writing
TSI Assessment Texas WritePlacer
Student enrolled in ENGL 0302 cannot
currently enroll in
ENGL 0302
<5 Essay with <363 Multiple Choice
ENGL 1301
 
MATH
Math
TSI Assessment Elementary Algebra

Student enrolled in MATH 0302/0303 cannot currently enroll in

MATH 0302
310-335
MATH 1000+, CHEM, PHYS, ENGR, CS
MATH 0303
336-349
 
 
Terminology
 
Developmental Education
Pre-college, non-degree credit courses, interventions, tutorials, laboratories, and other means provided to ensure the success of a student in performing entry-level academic coursework. Intervention options may vary in any given semester, options will be posted for upcoming semesters as soon as the schedule becomes available.  Placement will be determined by holistic advising to determine what meets the individual student's needs when the student meets with an academic adviser.
 
Developmental Course
Non-degree-credit coursework and/or activity designed to address a student's strengths and needs in the areas of reading, writing, integrated reading and writing (IRW), mathematics, and student success.

Non-Course Based Option (NCBO)
Interventions that use learning approaches designed to address a student's identified weaknesses and effectively and efficiently prepare the student for college-level work. These interventions must be overseen by an instructor of record, must not fit traditional course frameworks, and cannot include advising or learning support activities already connected to a traditional course; interventions may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, supplemental instruction, or labs.

Individual Learning Plan
A personalized plan, developed by the student and adviser, used to chart progress toward academic goals and to ensure the student is on the quickest path to graduation while determining the resources and tools they need to be prepared for a successful pathway in life after graduation.

Course Pairings
Non-course based review paired with a credit-bearing course. Students will be provided with a review in the area of concern and supplemental support in a college-level course which has been selected to assist the student further develop the appropriate skills.