Assessing Basic Academic Skills in Higher Education: The Texas Approach

By Richard T. Alpert; William Phillip Gorth et al. | Go to book overview

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules and Regulations
In July 1988 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted under emergency rules the following Texas Academic Skills Program testing and remediation rules and regulations, known as Subchapter P.
§ 5.311. Purpose
In accordance with Texas Education Code 51.306, this subchapter is intended to delineate policies relating to the Texas Academic Skills Program and the treatment of students in public institutions of higher education who do not pass one or more sections of the examination.§ 5.312. Definitions
a. For purposes of this subchapter, "freshman" is defined as a matriculated student who has accumulated fewer than thirty college- level semester credit hours or the equivalent.
b. The "Certification Form" of the TASP examination is a version that shall be uniformly administered statewide on days prescribed by the board and shall be scored by National Evaluation Systems, Inc.
c. The "Campus Form" of the TASP examination is a version that may be administered and scored by qualified campus personnel on a schedule determined by the institution. The Campus Form may not be used to satisfy the requirements of 5.313(e) or (g).
d. A certificate program subject to the requirements of TASP is one which contains nine or more semester credit hours or the equivalent of basic core general education courses as defined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
e. For the purposes of this section, an upper division course shall be defined as any degree credit course beyond the sophomore level as defined by a four year senior university, and any degree credit course offered by an upper level institution.

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