Placement Procedures

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  1. Continuing ESOL students must successfully complete all four ESOL courses at the high- intermediate level (ESOL 0337, 0338, 0339, and 0346) to advance to the advanced ESOL level.
  2. New students are advised to take TSI assessment.
  3. TSI assessment identifies students as college-ready or not college-ready.
  4. All students who are identified as not college-ready (developmental education) must complete Form 4-1.
  5. If elementary, middle, and high school education was completed in the United States, continue with developmental education placement.
  6. If middle and high school education was completed in the United States, continue with developmental education placement.
  7. If only part of middle and/or high school education was completed in the United States, refer student to testing center for appropriate ESOL placement test.
  8. Questions B and C might be helpful in some cases, but not needed in most to determine whether a student should enroll in ESOL classes.
  9. Please note that if a student scores very low on TSI assessment but has completed all formal schooling in the United States, the student may have a learning disability.

    RS= Reading Skills,  LU= Language Use, SM= Sentence Skills

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    RS

    LU

    SM

    RS

    LU

    SM

    RS

    LU

    SM

    Avg of 3 tests
    111-120

    Avg of 3 tests
    66-110

    Avg of 3 tests
    ≤65

  10. Once a student completes the ESOL placement test, use the following scores for placement:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:53