ERIC Number: ED401805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
TASP: Texas Academic Skills Program. Policy Manual.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
The Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) is a statewide program designed to ensure that all students attending public colleges and universities have the basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills necessary to perform effectively at the college level. All entering first-time freshmen are required to take the TASP test, which has a basic skills focus and a "rising junior" component, and to complete remedial course work if they do not pass all sections of the test. Students in Texas cannot obtain a baccalaureate degree from a public institution nor graduate from a public community college without passing the TASP. This third edition of the TASP policy manual includes all rules and guidelines related to the TASP, both for administrators and those applicable to students. Examples of the approximately 100 policy topics covered include: academic dishonesty, admission requirements, alternative assessment, athletic eligibility and the TASP, cheating, certificate programs, disabled students, foreign students, institutional placement testing, minimum performance standards, nontraditional educational experiences, veterans, and withdrawing from remediation. The Texas Education Code Chapter 5, Subchapter P: "Testing and Remediation" is included as an appendix. (JLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas