Developmental Education

College Readiness for Math, Reading, and Writing

Students who have not met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness standards will be assessed, advised, and enrolled in the appropriate developmental education course(s)to address areas that require improvement.  TSI Deficient students are blocked from registering for courses that fall under the deficient subject areas (Math, Reading, and/or Writing), but may enroll in other college-level subjects.

Students may choose an early exit from the Developmental Education program by testing and passing the TSI tests with at least the minimum passing score. Students may retest at any time as allowed by the retest policy for the specific test. 

Developmental Courses

These courses offer small group instruction and individualized lessons. They are all non-credit bearing courses, so no college credit is given upon completion, nor tuition charged.

CAEX 001: BASIC MATH SKILLSJesse Warren, Lecturer
Developmental instruction in mathematics; includes the integers and rational numbers and applications, exponents, polynomials, solution of equations, graphing, elementary geometry, and reasoning skills. May not be used for credit toward a degree. Prior to the completion of this course, TAMUG students are required to pass the Elementary Algebra section of the TSI exam to determine college readiness and change their official TSI status.

CAEX 004: READING/WRITING CONNECTIONPhillip Presswood, Lecturer
Designed for students whose Texas Success Initiative requirements for reading and/or writing have not been met; develops additional reading and writing skills by emphasizing the interrelatedness between the two disciplines. May not be used for credit toward a degree. Prior to the completion of this course, TAMUG students are required to pass the Reading Comprehension, Writeplacer, and Sentence Skills sections of the TSI exam to determine college readiness and change their official TSI status. The instructor may choose to give a comprehensive Final Examination for the course to determine TSI Status instead.

Early Exit Minimum Passing Standards
TSI Assessment College-Readiness Cut Score Ranges

Mathematics 350 - 390
Reading 351 - 390
Writing 5 on Essay or 363 - 390 + 4 on Essay
 
       
       
Students must satisfy all Texas Success Initiative requirements before a baccalaureate can be conferred from Texas A&M University.
 

For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement
at (409)741-4343 or ACEN@tamug.edu.