English Professor Selected for Statewide College-Readiness Test Review Committee

Published on: May 17, 2012

Dr. Lana MyersDr. Lana Myers, a professor of English at Lone Star College-Montgomery, has been selected to serve as a subject-matter expert for a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) test review committee.

Myers will help evaluate the English/Language Arts content for the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment, a test or series of tests that the THECB plans to implement to ensure single college readiness, developmental education standards, and adult basic education standards across the state.

“I look forward to working with my peers across the state to evaluate TSI assessment content,” said Myers. “It is valuable for both K-12 and higher education faculty to discuss bridging the transition between the skills and knowledge required to successfully shift from high school to college.”

The new assessment system will eventually replace all currently approved TSI assessments, and the assessment development process will include standard setting of the new statewide cut-score standard(s) required by legislative mandate.

Myers commitment with the TSI Assessment Item Review Team will be through January 2013.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.