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Measurement of Student Achievement

Measurement of Student Achievement

Texas College is an “open admission” institution that works with students of all ability levels. In the academic and professional development of students, the institution works aggressively to fulfill the “heart,” of the mission which is to “…ensure that the student body experiences balanced intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development, aimed at enabling them to become active productive members of society where they live and work.”

Texas College has established four areas as essential directions of growth for students that include:

  1. Having students gain a command of the use of communicative skills both written and verbal;
  2. Teaching students to become critical thinkers in the use of content knowledge and beyond;
  3. Having students involved in service projects and social responsibilities that assist with skill development; and
  4. Providing students with the knowledge and experiential learning that will assist them in becoming productive citizens, i.e., individuals who can assist with the development of others where they live and work.

The aforementioned direction of the College overlays the academic program offerings and experiential learning opportunities that are provided by a caring faculty and staff to establish if achievement takes place the college embraces “Measurements of Student Achievement,” as follows:

          Goals           Assessment Measures   


Achievement Data

Demonstration of the command of communicative skills

The ASSET/Compass assessments are used to evaluate students' in Reading and Writing.

Pre- Test Reading:  44% Passed   

Post-Test Reading: 50% Passed*

*Results after one semester

Demonstration of the command of computational skills and critical thinking. The ASSET Reading component offers evaluative assessment of critical thinking and comprehension.

Pre- Test Writing:  28% Passed   

Post-Test Writing: 32% Passed*

*Results after one semester

Demonstration of content knowledge. Evaluation by essay and authentic portfolio assessments are used. Pre- and Post-test measures are used by content areas and differ pending the subject. Post-test assessments demonstrate an average of 86% across disciplines.
Graduation Rate

Graduation is defines as students' successful completion of the college's core requirements, content requirements and institutional requiremetns. It is also expected that students would have met his/her financial obligations to the college at the time of graduation. The graduation rate is measured when students have successfully completed the requirements juxtaposed to the term they entered.                                             

18%  IPEDS(First time in College)

31%  (Base on Institution cohort)
Retention Rate The retention of students is measured per annual retention and term retention. The annual rate is measured from Fall term to Fall term and the term rate is measured from term to term. Retention is defined as students who enroll full-time with no break in service. 70% (annual rate)
Job Placement/Graduate-professional school attendance The job placement/graduate-professional school attendance of students is measured upon their successful completion of the baccalaureate program. The assessment is conducted in six month intervals following graduation. The assessment is monitored up to a year and on-half period.

Job Placement 28%

Graduate/Professional    School  10% 

Educator Preparation Program Completion (Licensure Programs) The assessments include ASSET/Compass testing, TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) and THEA. The Educator Preparation Program Survey is also used.

100%  Completion rate

  77%    Licensure

100%    Retake

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