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1 TSI A DVISING FOR UT A RLINGTON Audra L. Sneed, Ph.D.,Texas Success Initiative Liaison Adraine Jones, TSI Advisor UT Arlington UT Arlington Student Website:

2 O VERVIEW Exemptions Assessment Advising Development

3 U PDATES ! N EW TSI A SSESSMENT TIMELINE Implementation Date: Institution’s first class day AY (e.g., August 27, 2013)  Timeline:  Field test content items (R,W,M)—fall 2012  Field test content items (ABE)—fall 2012/spring 2013  Standard Setting—Jan/Feb  Board approval of Standards—April 2013  IHE Training—May-August 2013  AY —establishment of DE/ABE populations **On August 22, 2013, any student not enrolled, MUST take TSI assessment test. (Could impact our add/drop processes)

4 E XEMPTIONS – SAT, ACT SAT and ACT scores good for five years Mix-and-match exemptions: Can be exempt for only one section If exempt for one section, still liable to take an approved test. Must have passed THEA or other alternative test in that area SAT Writing and Reading: a combined verbal and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the verbal test Math: a combined verbal and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the math test ACT Writing and Reading: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test Math: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the Math test

5 E XEMPTIONS –TAKS TAKS scores good for three years Mix-and-match exemptions: Can be exempt for only one section If exempt for one section, still liable to take an approved test. Must have passed THEA or other alternative test in that area Writing: Essay score of 3 (must provide student score report to be exempt or show the passing score on High School transcript) Reading: 2200 on English Language Arts section Math: 2200 on Math section No word on STARR exemption (~ )

6 E XEMPTIONS – M ILITARY A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment Each student will provide official documentation to Audra Sneed, Success Initiative Liaison. For active duty military, a letter from the CO will be required showing at least 3 years of active duty service A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States Each student will provide official documentation to Audra Sneed, Success Initiative Liaison. For discharged or retired military, a “long form” DD214 will be required

7 E XEMPTIONS – P RIOR A CADEMIC E XPERIENCE (T RANSFER S TUDENTS ) Students who have graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from a Texas state school Includes technical degrees Students who transfer from a private or out-of-state IHE and who have satisfactorily completed college-level coursework Completion in Reading and Writing is fulfilled with a grade of C or higher in ENGL 1301, 1302; any 4 credit hour course with similar requirements; or two, 2 credit hour courses from an institution on the quarter system ( see approved course lists for more course) Completion in Math is fulfilled with a grade of C or higher in College Algebra ( see approved course lists for more course) Students who have attended any institution and have been determined to have met readiness standards by that institution. In order to prove completion, student must show academic advisor a copy of transcript with the TSI completion status on the transcript. NO EXCEPTIONS.

8 E XEMPTIONS - N ON - DEGREE S EEKING For Transient students (will have official transient status through Admissions) For students that are considered non- degree seeking: Foreign exchange students, Second Baccalaureate For other special circumstance (i.e. Katrina students) Approval granted by UAC Director (TSI Liaison)

9 A SSESSMENT Required prior to enrolling in courses THEA Accuplacer Compass Asset MAPS (historically accepted test)

10 A SSESSMENT TSI U PDATE August 22, 2013: One assessment instrument and one set of standards (cut-scores) that cannot be raised If a student passes the new TSI assessment test, they are college ready and able to enroll in College Algebra. Student cannot be forced to take MAT for placement. Exception: If a student wants placement in higher level math course above College Algebra, then they can be required to take the MAT or other math placement determined by the Math department.

11 A SSESSMENT P ASSING S TANDARDS ASSET Reading Skills41 Elementary Algebra 38 Writing Skills (objective) 40 Written Essay6 COMPASS Reading Skills81 Algebra39 Writing Skills (objective) 59 Written Essay6 ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension 78 Elementary Algebra 63 Sentence Skills80 Written Essay6 THEA Reading230 Math230 Writing220 ○ The minimum passing standard for the written essay portion of all tests is a score of 6. However, an essay with a score of 5 will meet this standard if the student meets the objective writing test standard.

12 W HEN S HOULD A S TUDENT T EST ? A student should be referred to testing by the TSI Advisor or a UAC advisor: If you meet with a student and think they need to test, refer them to the UAC to meet with the TSI advisor. The TSI advisor will them make the referral if necessary.

13 A DVISEMENT - M EETS TSI S TANDARDS Student will be advised to register for college level coursework if they meet on of the exemptions or pass TSI approved assessment test.

14 A DVISEMENT - D OES NOT MEET TSI S TANDARDS

15 D EVELOPMENT C OMPLETION AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION o If student completes highest level development at another institution, they are complete of their developmental requirements at UT Arlington. (Must be a C or better in Intermediate Algebra) o In order to prove completion, students must submit a copy of transcript with the TSI completion status on the transcript to Office of Admissions. NO EXCEPTIONS. (According to state law all Texas public institutions are required to document TSI status on their transcripts, for the sole purpose listed above) o Out of state/Out of area students: Refer these students to Penny Lock, TSI Advisor:

16 W HAT IF N OT D EVELOPMENT C OMPLETE ? o Students are required by law to complete developmental courses if they fail to meet TSI college readiness requirements as outlined. o Student must test first. If they pass, they will be allowed to enroll in college level course. o If they fail, they must enroll in a developmental course at UTA only. No term exemptions, no waivers, or exceptions. Any student enrolled at UT Arlington must take UT Arlington developmental courses. Student are not allowed to concurrently enroll at other institutions when their TSI status is not complete.

17 C ONTINUOUS D EVELOPMENT C OMPLETION REQUIREMENTS Students MUST register for developmental courses at UT Arlington if they are TSI not complete and are not allowed to drop or withdraw from the developmental course. 1 st Semester of Noncompliance – Hold will be placed on students record and student will not be allowed to register for next enrollment period until they speak with an advisor in the UAC. 2 nd Semester of Noncompliance- Hold will be placed on students record and student will not be allowed to register for next enrollment period until they speak with an advisor in the UAC. Student will be warned that they have one more semester to get compliant or their enrollment at UT Arlington will be limited. After 2 nd Semester of Noncompliance. Student will be required to complete his/her TSI status at a community college and will not be allowed to re-enroll at UT Arlington until TSI status is confirmed on official transcript from a community college/university in Texas. If student happens to have out of state coursework we will look at the coursework to determine if he/she meets TSI compliance through the out of state coursework. Noncompliance is defined as failing to enroll in developmental course, dropping/withdrawing from developmental course, or receiving a failing grade in the developmental course student is enrolled in. **This ensures that UTA is in compliance with its obligation to make sure students become college ready and protects UTA from auditing periods by the state.

18 M ATH D EVELOPMENT C OURSES Required courses: Math 0301 – THEA score of 219 or lower, or failed Asset, Compass, Accuplacer Math 0302 – THEA score of Passing Standard: Grade of 70 or higher passing Grade of receives a Z grade Attendance Requirements: Final grade affected by attendance for quizzes and exams

19 R EADING AND W RITING D EVELOPMENT C OURSES Required courses: ENGL 0300 ENGL 301 has been discontinued currently Passing Standard: Grade of 70 or higher passing Z grade at discretion of instructor Attendance Requirements: Final grade affected by attendance

20 C OURSE RESTRICTIONS - Students with a TSI failure in a particular area are restricted from taking the following courses until such time as the student is determined to be college ready in that area: Mathematics:  Any mathematics course at the level of MATH 1302 or higher, or Math 1308 or higher, including MATH 1301, CHEM 1441, CHEM 1465, BIOL 1441, ECON 2305, ECON 2306 Reading:  ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, HIST 1311, HIST 1312, POLS 2311, POLS 2312, PSYC 1315, SOCI 1311, ECON 2305, ECON 2306

21 D EVELOPMENT C OMPLETION Once student passes development, TSI requirements completed Development completion immediately noted in system with a passing grade in development course Advisors should encourage them to enroll in the next-level course immediately following development


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