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Developmental Education

Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).  The state of Texas assesses entering college students for college readiness in reading, mathematics, and writing unless they qualify for an exemption, exception, or waiver.  Students who do not meet the minimum passing standards of the exam must complete a college readiness/academic program designed to help them achieve college readiness.  

The TSIA identifies students as

  • College Ready—Eligible for college-level coursework
  • Developmental Education (Dev Ed or DE)—Eligible for Dev Ed Interventions  
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)—Eligible for ABE Interventions at Community and Technical Colleges

Mission Statement

The mission of developmental education under the department of Academic Advising at A&M-Texarkana is to facilitate the academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding growth and scholarly development of students whose assessment scores suggest they need our services to help students sharpen their skills, enable students to satisfy the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA), and ensure students enroll and succeed in college level courses.

Program Objectives

  • To facilitate various Developmental Education interventions
  • To assist students in satisfying the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
  • To comply with the state-required acceleration changes
  • To meet student learning outcomes in math, reading, and writing
  • To provide adequate academic support for students
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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