V.E.1. Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
The System shall assess, by a state approved assessment instrument, the academic skills of each entering undergraduate student to determine the student's readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework prior to the enrollment of the student. Prior to the administration of an approved instrument, the System shall provide to the student a pre-assessment activity(ies) that addresses the importance of assessment in students' academic career, assessment processes and components, developmental education options, and institutional and/or community student resources. The assessment results must meet the state approved minimum passing standards to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework. For a student who fails to meet the minimum passing standards, the System will provide a program to advise the student regarding developmental education necessary to ensure the readiness of that student in performing freshman-level academic coursework. The assessment or the results of the assessment may not be used as a condition of admission to a college.
Under exceptional circumstances, the System may permit a student to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework without assessment but shall require the student to be assessed not later than the end of the first semester of enrollment in freshman-level academic coursework. Exemptions/exceptions from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative will follow applicable Texas law and implementing regulations.
The System shall determine when a student is ready to perform freshman-level academic coursework using developmental education coursework and/or intervention learning outcomes developed by the THECB based on the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards and student performance on one or more appropriate assessments.
As scheduled, the System shall submit to the THECB.
LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 1, 2014
V.E.2. Student Success Initiative
The System is committed to assuring that students have the reading, writing and mathematical skills required to be successful in college level classes. Therefore, most college level courses have required pre- or co-requisites that a student must meet prior to enrolling in the course.
The System will provide programs such as tutoring, mentoring, special courses, etc. to assist students.
LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on August 7, 2008