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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER CTEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE
RULE §4.57College Ready and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Standards

(a) The following minimum passing standards (also known as "cut scores") for reading and mathematics on the TSI Assessment shall be used by an institution to determine a student's readiness to enroll in entry-level freshman coursework:

  (1) Phase I as defined in §4.53(21) of this title (relating to Definitions) - Reading 351; Mathematics 350;

  (2) Phase II as defined in §4.53(21) of this title - Reading 355; Mathematics 356; and

  (3) Final Phase as defined in §4.53(21) of this title - Reading 359; Mathematics 369.

(b) The following standards on the TSI Assessment may be used by an institution for consideration of courses and/or interventions addressing the educational and training needs of students at the Adult Basic Education levels (below the following cut scores, with no phase-in period):

  (1) Reading 342;

  (2) Writing 350;

  (3) Mathematics 336.

(c) The Phase I, II, and Final Phase college readiness passing standard for the writing portion of the TSI Assessment is an essay score of 5. However, an essay score of 4 will meet this standard if the student also meets the multiple choice writing standard of 363.

(d) An institution shall not require higher Phase I, II, and Final Phase college readiness standards on any or all portions of the TSI Assessment to determine a student's readiness to enroll in any entry-level freshman course.

(e) Determination of applicable Phase I, II, or Final Phase standards as defined in subsections (a), (c), and (d) of this section is based on the student's initial TSI Assessment testing date in any subject area. TSI Assessment results are valid for five (5) years from date of testing.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.57 adopted to be effective December 3, 2003, 28 TexReg 10753; amended to be effective August 27, 2012, 37 TexReg 6587; amended to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5063; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8195

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