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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 (math and integrated reading and writing as of fall 2015). 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: TSIA: 336-342.
  • 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:  TSIA: 343-349.
  • INRW 0398 Integrated Reading and Writing I:  A combined 3-hour lecture/lab
    performance-based course designed to develop students' critical reading and academic writing skills by building fundamental reading skills through an increase in comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, and speed; providing an intense overview/review of the basic elements of modern English usage; and honing writing experience with attention to the basic 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 I.  Prerequisites: RDG 0300 or ENGL 0300 with the minimum grade of C or equivalent scores on an approved placement test: TSIA Reading: 0-345; TSIA Writing: Essay<=3 and MC=350/Essay =4 and MC 351-356.
  • INRW 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.  Required Prerequisites: INRW 0398 or RDG 0301 or ENGL 0301 with the minimum grade of C or equivalent scores on an approved placement test: TSIA Reading 346-350; TSIA Writing Essay=4 and MC 357-362.

Non-Course-Based-Options (NCBOs)

In compliance with House Bill 1, Section 50, 81st Texas Legislature, A&M-Texarkana began piloting non-course-based remediation to students on a limited basis in spring 2014. 

To qualify for an NCBO, students must earn a minimum score on the TSIA and receive a learning path.  For the successful completion of an NCBO, students must sign an NCBO contract agreeing to collaborate with their academic advisor to select appropriate goals and campus resources, and they must work with their Content Instructors.  NCBO-responsible students may need to collaborate regularly with Tutors, the Testing Center Coordinator, and the Developmental Education Coordinator.  Students must complete NCBOs within 10 weeks of a fall/spring/summer academic calendar.

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