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Developmental Education Courses

A&M-Texarkana provides course-based developmental education for all students who are not TSIA complete.  Students who do not meet the minimum passing standard must successfully complete approved interventions/options.  The traditional options include course-based instruction to increase students’ skills and readiness for college level courses in math, reading, and writing.  The following courses are not considered college-level courses, do not hold college-level semester credit hour (SCH) designations, and are not calculated into the grade point average (GPA). Students cannot drop a developmental education course unless they satisfy the TSIA requirement or their Academic Advisor and/or the College Dean approves a total institution withdrawal.

  • MATH 0300 Pre-Algebra:  Topics in this course include arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers; ratio/proportion, percentages, measurements, interpretation of graphs and statistics, geometry; exponents, algebraic expressions and problem solving.  No calculators may be used in this course.  This course is non-transferable and does not count toward a degree at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  Students whose scores fall between the ranges on the following designated entrance assessment must enroll in MATH 0300: TSIA: 0-335.
  • MATH 0301 Elementary Algebra: This course is designed to provide an intensive overview/review of basic algebraic topics that include: algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, and problem solving, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations and graphing, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations, and applications. This course is non-transferable and does not count toward a degree at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  Students whose scores fall between the ranges on the following designated entrance assessment must enroll in MATH 0301.
  • MATH 0302 Intermediate Algebra:This course is designed to provide an intensive overview/review of intermediate algebraic topics that include rational expressions and equations, linear equations and inequalities, radicals, quadratic equations, graphs, and applications. This course is non-transferable and does not count toward a degree at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  Students whose scores fall between the ranges on the following designated entrance assessment must enroll in MATH 0302.
  • ENGL 0399 Integrated Reading and Writing II:  A combined 3-hour lecture/lab
    performance-based course designed to develop students' critical reading and academic writing skills by building intermediate reading skills through an increase in comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, and speed; providing an intense overview/review of the intermediate elements of modern English usage; and honing writing experience with attention to the intermediate mechanical, and structural elements of the writing process.  This course is non-transferable and does not count toward a degree at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  Students who do not score satisfactorily in Reading and/or Writing on the TSI will be required to take INRW II. 

 

Developmental Education Placement

MATHEMATICS

Students who have not satisfied the mathematics TSI requirement, must enroll in a corequisite mathematics pathway (see placement path below).

College Ready

College Ready

Discipline

350 or greater

MATH


DEV ED Corequisite Pathway Placement

TSI-A Score

MATH 1314 Pathway

MATH 1324 Pathway

343-349

MATH 1314 & MATH 0302

MATH 1324 & MATH 0302


Developmental Corequisite Placement

TSI-A Score

Dev Ed Corequisite Course Placement

0-342

MATH 0300: Pre-Algebra & MATH 0301: Elementary Algebra

 

Courses affected by enrollment in Developmental Education Math

BIOL 1308/1108 – Biology of Non-Science Majors I

PHYS 1301 – College Physics I

BIOL 1309/1109 – Biology of Non-Science Majors II

PHYS 1302 – College Physics II

BIOL 1306/1106 – Biology for Science Majors I

PHYS 2325 – University Physics I

BIOL 1307/1107 – Biology for Science Majors II

PHYS 2326 – University Physics II

BIOL 2401 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I

CHEM 1305 – Introductory Chemistry

BIOL 2402 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II

EE 210 – Intro to Elec Engineering

CHEM 1311/1111 – General Chemistry I

COSC 2305 – Discrete Math for ENGR

CHEM 1312/1112 – General Chemistry II

MATH 2313 – Calculus I

CHEM 1307/1117 – Gen Chem for ENGR

MATH 1314 – College Algebra

PSYC 2317 – Statistical Methods in PSYC

MATH 1350 – Fundamentals of Math I

MATH 1324 – Math for Business & Soc. Sci I

*All math based science/math courses

 

Pass/Fail Scenarios:

 MATH 1314 Pathway

  • If a student passes MATH 0302, but fails MATH 1314, they retake only MATH 1314.
  • If a student passes MATH 1314, they become TSI math complete.
  • If a student fails both MATH 0302 & MATH 1314, they retake the corequisite requirement.

 MATH 1324 Pathway

  • If a student passes MATH 0302, but fails MATH 1324, they retake only MATH 1324.
  • If a student passes MATH 1324, they become TSI math complete.
  • If a student fails both MATH 0302 & MATH 1324, they retake the corequisite requirement.

Pass/Fail Scenarios Developmental Corequisite Model:

  • If a student passes MATH 0300, but fails MATH 0301, they retake only MATH 0301.
  • If a student fails both MATH 0300 & MATH 0301, they retake the corequisite requirement.
  • If a student passes both MATH 0300 & MATH 0301, they move to the appropriate corequisite pathway model.

READING AND WRITING

Students who have not satisfied the reading, and/or writing TSI requirements, must enroll in a corequisite ENGL 1301/ENGL 0399 concurrent with enrolling in any college level course.

College Ready

Discipline

College Ready

READING

351

WRITING

Essay ≥ 4 & MC is 340 or greater

Essay ≥ 5 & MC is less than 340 & ABE Diagnostic Level = 4


Developmental Corequisite Placement

TSI-A Score

Dev Ed Course Placement

Not CR in Reading and/or Writing

ENGL 0399: Integrated Reading & Writing II &  ENGL 1301: Composition I

 

Pass/Fail Scenarios:

  • If a student passes ENGL/DE, they move to 1302
  • If a student fails ENGL but passes DE, they retake ENGL alone
  • If a student passes ENGL but fails DE, they move to 1302
  • If a student fails ENGL and fails DE, they retake ENGL and DE

Drop Policy

Students may not drop or be dropped from developmental education courses.  Students who unsuccessfully attempt the same developmental education intervention for the third time will be allowed to enroll only in developmental education courses until TSI requirements are met.

  • If a student is enrolled in one or more developmental education course and voluntarily withdraws from all courses at the university, it will not count as an unsuccessful attempt.
  • Withdrawing from the university or only taking developmental education courses may negatively students' financial aid status.
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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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