Free TSI Assessment Retesting

Free TSI Assessment Retesting - Data collected in fall 2014 and spring 2015 indicated that 13% of students who initially placed below college level in math retook the assessment and 50% of those students moved up at least one level in the developmental education course sequence; 25% of students who initially placed below college level in reading retook the assessment, and 67% of those students moved up at least one level; and 22% of students who initially placed below college level in writing retook the assessment, and 75% of students moved up at least one level in the developmental education course sequence. Students who retested successfully were able to accelerate through the developmental education sequence.

Based on these data, TCCD implemented a Free TSI Assessment Retesting program to encourage more students to attempt retesting. As a result for fall 2015 and spring 2016, the data show that 24% of students who initially placed below college level in math retook the assessment, and 60% of those students moved up at least one level in the developmental education course sequence; 28% of students who initially placed below college level in reading took the assessment, and 56% of those students moved up at least one level in the developmental course sequence; and 27% of students who initially placed below college level in writing retook the assessment, and 70% of those students moved up at least one level in the developmental education sequence.

As a result of the free TSI retesting program, 11% more students took advantage of free retesting over the previous year in math, and of those students, 10% more students moved up at least one level in the developmental course sequence; 3% more students took advantage of free retesting over the previous year in reading, and of those students, 11% fewer students moved up at least one level in the developmental course sequence; and 5% more students took advantage of free retesting over the previous year in writing, and of those students, 5% fewer students moved up at least one level in the developmental course sequence.  Although a lower percentage of students who retook the assessment moved up in the developmental course sequence in reading and writing over the previous year, the increase in students taking advantage of free TSI retesting, along with the 10% increase in students who moved up at least one level in math over the previous year, make this program a promising practice that provides lower income students an opportunity to retake the assessment regardless of their ability to pay the assessment fees. This initiative is related to Equity for all students. The implementation of this program is just one example of data-driven decision-making moving TCCD ahead every year.

 

ID 15806

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