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Re: Developmental Reading Test Info


Lois Martin <[log in to unmask]>


Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>


Wed, 10 May 2006 08:25:11 -0400





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Thanks for explaining the process at San Jacinto College.

I would note that TABE stands for Test (for) Adult Basic Education. It is 
widely used in other states as well as Texas, whereas the THEA is used, to 
my knowledge, only in Texas. (No offense, I hope. Having lived in Texas for 
34 years, I could easily have made the same slip. :-)


At 05:03 PM 5/9/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>Thanks again everyone for your comments and suggestions,
>This is the process San Jacinto College takes to move students into
>college level classes.
>The student takes the THEA placement test, if the student scores in the
>developmental level then they have to take the required course and pass
>the course.  In addition, they have to pass the TABE test.In other words
>if a student makes an A in the class and does not pass the exit test then
>that student must pay to take the class again.
>THEA=Texas Higher Education Assessment
>TABE= Texas Adult Basic Education
>I believe this all began because the state of texas wants all student to
>be at a college reading level before they can take their core clases. (IE:
>History, Comp, Sociology etc.)
>If anyone else in Texas has more information or if I am wrong about
>something please let me know.
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Lois Martin, M.S.
Director, Academic Support Center
Goshen College
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526