ERIC Number: ED394478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
TASP and the Effectiveness of Remediation. Annual Report.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This report describes the evaluation of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) which provides assessment and academic support for students entering Texas public institutions of higher education. The report includes a trend analysis of year-end TASP Test results and a cohort analysis of academic performance for 431,737 students tested for the program for academic years 1989-90 through 1993-94. Trend analysis shows the raw numbers for all students, except Whites, attempting the TASP Test continues to increase. Asian students appear to have more difficulty with language assessments of reading and writing, while other students have more difficulty with the mathematics assessment. All minorities except Asians appear to be increasing in proportion of overall passing rates. Cohort analysis shows that students who completed required remediation are performing in college at levels generally comparable to those students who did not require remediation. Seven appendixes provide the Texas Education Code authorizing the program, TASP Test Skills List, TASP Test results, and cohort data and outcome indicators by ethnicity. (JPB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Minimum Competency Testing, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Trend Analysis
Texas Academic Skills Program, Universities Division, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12766, Austin, TX 78711-2788.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.