Presentation on theme: "Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Closing the Gaps Committee December 14, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Closing the Gaps Committee December 14, 2009
TSI (2003) Low prescription Balance High prescription TASP (1987) TSI/EOC (2009) College Readiness Determination in Te xas
TSI: requires the Commissioner of Higher Education to approve one or more college readiness assessments requires the Coordinating Board to evaluate effectiveness requires institutions to determine a student’s readiness to complete college-level work requires an individualized remediation plan for students deemed not college ready requires exemptions and/or waivers for veterans, active-duty military, and out-of-state degree transfers, and recent high school graduates that pass a TEA end- of-course assessment
TSI: allows institutions to have college readiness standards higher than the minimum standards set by state allows the option of course-based or non course-based remediation activity allows wide variance in developmental education efforts for students around the state
TSI Challenges Approved assessments are not aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards (EPIC study results presented at June 2009 Participation and Success Committee Meeting) Approved assessment cut-scores are not correlated. Thus, a student may be college ready with one approved assessment and require remediation with another Determination of statewide effectiveness is difficult with the use of multiple approved assessments The statute focuses primarily on assessment and placement. It does not address interventions and standards for exiting remediation Monitoring compliance under this program is difficult due to the different developmental education approaches used at each institution
Considerations for the Future Consider a single assessment instrument that is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards and TEA end-of-course assessments Consider policy regarding exemptions and/or waivers for veterans and active-duty military based upon persistence and graduation data for these students Consider requiring certain interventions based-upon research supported best practices (i.e. linked courses)
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