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    Midland College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Midland College Catalog (Official, Published May 1, 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Developmental Education


Integrated Reading and Writing Mathematics Placement
  English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

Lynda Webb 206A HLGC Annex 685-6884
  Dean    
Karen Harris 206 HLGC Annex 685-4799
Division Secretary    
Alma Brannan MHAB 115 685-6413
  Math Lab Coordinator/faculty    
Yafei Blevins MHAB 161 685-6817
Adult Education and Literacy Secretary    
Blanca Licon MHAB 163 685-6818
  Adult Education and Literacy Director    
Luisa Nail Cogdell Learning Center 684-4100
  ESL Coordinator    
  Sara Peterson TC Annex 182 685-4718
  Language Hub Coordinator/GED Chief Examiner    
       
  Faculty    
  Gena Nicholson Developmental Math Chair 119 MHAB 685-6803
  Connie Sanchez 121 MHAB 685-6804
  Karen Vest 116 MHAB 685-6800
  Karen Jones 117 MHAB 685-6801
  Darla Coffman 183 TC Annex 685-4667
  Dianne Chambers 160 TC 685-4660
  Shauna Cobb 181 TC Annex 685-6851
  Sonya Laster, Student Success Chair 105 TC 685-6869
       
  Andrea Montes 205 HLGC Annex 685-6682
  Division Clerk    

Developmental Education courses are designed to strengthen students' basic skills in reading, writing, and math in order to achieve academic success in transitioning into college level coursework. To ensure the success of developmental students, PREP, a student success class is required for students who fail two or more sections of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) placement.  The division offers classes for students to prepare for the GED® exam and the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI).

Developmental classes provide multi-level, computer-based instruction to strengthen basic skills in a variety of areas. Instruction is customized to meet the individual needs of each student. For more information, please call 685-6819.

PREP 0370  --Midland College requires that students who fail two more TSI requirements will be enrolled into PREP 0370 during their first semester. PREP 0370 is designed to assist college students with the necessary skills needed for academic success and for success in life.  PREP 0370 will allow students to explore who they are, where they come from and present options for where they are headed. PREP 0370 will concentrate on areas of success such as motivation, self-esteem, time management, critical thinking, active learning, study skills, decision making, relationship building and personal care.

Integrated Reading and Writing

Midland College Integrated Reading and Writing (IRWD) courses are designed to provide learning opportunities of several kinds: 

  • developmental instruction for those who need to do compensatory work in order to reach reading and writing competence in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative;
  • work in comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary and reading rate for students wishing to enhance their college reading, writing, and studying abilities; and work to enhance comprehension, vocabulary and reading rates in a specified area of study or major.

Midland College Placement by Test Score or Course Progression Standard

  • Language Hub Coordinator-Sara Peterson, TC Annex 182, 685-4718
  • IRWD Coordinator--Darla Coffman, 685-4667
  • Dean--Lynda Webb, 685-6884

COURSE

TSIA

 

IRWD 0480  

ABE 3- TSI 345

Students exit with a passing score on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) plus a "C" or better in the course, or by successful score on TSI.  Students must enroll into PREP 0370  .

IRWD 0381  

346-351

Students exit with a passing score on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) plus a "C" or better in the course, or by successful score on TSI. Students must enroll into PREP 0370  .

IRWD 0382  

Complete in reading

351 + but not complete in writing

Specified placement score of 351 or greater in reading, but not complete in writing. Students will exit with Midland College Writing Assessment Exam (MCWAE). Students must enroll into PREP 0370  .

 

Academically
Restricted Courses

 

351

Specified placement score or "C" or greater in IRWD 0381  and a passing score on the Midland College Reading Assessment Exam (MCRWAE)

  • Students complete IRWD 0381  with a "C" or better and a passing score of 75% or greater on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) will be considered TSI complete in reading and writing.
  • Students with a "C" or better in IRWD 0382  and a passing score of 75% or better on the Midland College Writing Assessment Exam (MCWAE) will be considered TSI complete in writing.

Mathematics Placement

  • Coordinator--Alma Brannan MHAB 118, 685-6802
  • Dean-Lynda Webb, HLGC 205, 685-6884

COURSE

TSIA

PREREQUISITE

MATH 0380  

 

0 -336

Students scoring between 310 and 335 are encouraged to take an alternate evaluation to improve their placement.
Students must enroll into PREP 0370  .

MATH 0481  

 

337-349

Specified placement score OR  "B" or greater in MATH 0370

MATH 0482  

337-349

Specified placement score OR  "B" or greater in MATH 0380  

MATH 1314 , MATH 1414  

350+

"C" or greater in MATH 0481/2 AND "P" in MATH 0180  

MATH 0481  and MATH 0482  have co-requisite lab MATH 0180 .  A student must register for the math class and the required lab.

Note:  MATH 1324  and MATH 1342  require the student to make a "B" or better in MATH 0471/22 and a "P" in  co-requisite lab, MATH 0180 .

Departmental Exit Options
A student who wishes to terminate current developmental math course work before completion may receive the following passing grades by achieving the corresponding score on the departmental assessment.

Course

380

481

482

Score

80 and above

70 and above

70 and above

Grade

B

C

C

 

 

Placement
Each student is guaranteed his/her TSI placement. If any student wishes to improve that placement, he/she may participate in the Developmental Math Differentiated Placement Inventory as developed by the Developmental Math Department.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • ESL Coordinator-Luisa Nail, Cogdell Learning Center, 684-4100
  • ESL/IRWD Coordinator--Darla Coffman, 685-4667

Students should meet with a coordinator after taking the ESL COMPASS placement exam.

              

 

ESL COMPASS: The score reflects total of reading, writing and listening scores.

COURSE PROGRESSION
STANDARD

ESL 0370  

Speaking and Listening

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Ed

Students must take ESL Compass

110-209

 

Student must be enrolled in ESL 0370, earn a grade of "C" or greater in the course AND pass the Midland College ESL departmental final to with a 60% or greater to move to an appropriate IRWD class

ESL 0372  

Grammar and Writing

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Ed

Students must take ESL Compass

210-259

Student must be enrolled in ESL 0372, earn a grade of "C" or greater in the course AND pass the Midland College ESL departmental final to with a 60% or greater to move to an appropriate IRWD class

ESL 0371  

Reading and Vocabulary

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Ed

Students must take ESL Compass

260+

Specified placement score or  "C" or greater in ESL 0370 or 0372.

Students exit with a passing score on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) plus a "C" or better in the course

 

ESL 0373  

Composition

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Ed

Students must take ESL Compass

260+

Specified placement score or  "C" or greater in ESL 0370 or 0372.

Students exit with a passing score on the Midland College Reading and Writing Assessment Exam (MCRWAE) plus a "C" or better in the course

 

ESL 0170  

Oral Communication
(Small group instruction)

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Ed

 

110-209

ESL 0170 is a class designed to transition Adult Education ESL students into college or workforce instruction.

ESL 0171  

Developmental Composition for Non-Native Speakers

May be taken for credit or as Continuing Ed

 

 

110-209

ESL 0171 is a class designed to transition Adult Education ESL students into college or workforce instruction.

 



*NOTE:  If a student fails to pass the MCRAE or the MCWAE, additional assessment may be necessary for proper sequential placement.