2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Determination of Readiness to Perform Entry-Level Freshman Coursework

The college shall determine when a student is ready to perform entry-level freshman coursework using:

  • Developmental education coursework and/or intervention learning outcomes developed by the Board based on the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards;
  • Student performance on one or more appropriate assessments, including scores resulting from a student's retaking of the TSI Assessment; and
  • Student qualification for one or more TSI exemptions
  • An institution may enroll a non-exempt, undergraduate student who has not met the college readiness standard on the TSI Assessment in an entry-level freshmen course if the student is co-enrolled in developmental education. Successful completion of the entry-level freshman course is demonstration of the student's college readiness, independent of his/her performance in co-enrolled developmental education.
    • As indicators of readiness, institutions shall consider, as appropriate:
      • Performance in developmental education.
      • Performance in appropriate non-developmental coursework, including successfully completed college-level coursework in a related field using AP scores, IB scores, CLEP scores, and/or grades earned through dual credit, as determined by receiving instituiton.
    • A student may retake an assessment instrument at any time, subject to availability, to determine the student's readiness to perform entry-level freshman coursework.
    • An institution shall, as soon as practicable and feasible, indicate a student's readiness in reading, mathematics, and writing on the transcript of each student. Student readiness in mathematics is indicated as either:
      • Ready for any entry-level freshman mathematics coursework; or
      • Ready only for non-Algebra intensive courses, including MATH 1332/1342 (or their local equivalent).