ERIC Number: ED414323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) Data Summary. Feedback. Publication Number 96.13.
The Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) measures reading, mathematics, and writing skills through multiple-choice test items and a writing test essay. It is administered, by law, to students entering Texas public institutions of higher education before they complete 9 semester hours. Passing all sections indicates a general readiness to perform college-level work. Students must pass all sections of the TASP by the time they have earned 60 semester hours or they may not earn an associate's degree or take upper-level work. Report data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board have been summarized in this document to provide information about TASP results for students from the Austin Independent School District (AISD) for the district as a whole and for the individual high schools. Of the 2,887 AISD graduates reported, 32% were first-time TASP takers. Of these, 81.8% passed reading, 74.9% passed mathematics, 85.1% passed writing, and 62.9% passed all 3 tests. Figures 2 through 13 reflect the performance of students from individual AISD high schools. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Accountability, Student Services, and Research.