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Interested in improving your reading and writing skills? NCBOs are a non-course based options primarily designed for freshman and sophomore students who would like assistance with these two crucial skills. Contact Leticia Madrid at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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Test Prep Boot Camps:
WHO: Students placing into Developmental Ed TSI levels (After testing 2 times):
Math 342-343 & 348-349
Reading 345-347 & 438-350
Writing Essay 4 Multiple Choice 358
WHAT: These Boot Camps are designed to empower you to increase your skill level so that you can be successful in re-taking the TSIA. These Boot Camps will provide students the opportunity to refresh their skills and build confidence in the focus areas and move forward on their academic path.
WHY: If student is successful in completing the boot camps, they will possibly be place into a higher level OR CREDIT BEARING course, therefore, saving TIME & MONEY.
WHEN: Summer 2017
**NO Housing Available for these camps.
Target Population: First Time in College (FTIC), Direct Entry students placing into developmental courses.
Summary: Students who are TSI liable have a pre-semester option to take an intensive NCBO Boot Camp in math, reading, or writing. The content of the courses will be modularized and supported by computer software platforms; students will take a pre and post boot camp diagnostic the first day of class and a personalized learning plan will be developed for each student based on skill gaps.
In past camps, the results were a 30% pass rate in math, a 100% pass rate in reading, and an almost 90% pass rate in writing which means those students will enroll into freshman level credit bearing courses during their first semester.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Leticia Madrid at (432) 552-2630 and Trisha Pumphrey at (432) 552-2264 (Math)
NCBO Reading/Writing is a non-course based option for students who need extra support in reading or writing. It is scheduled according to instructor/student availability and consists of no fewer than 10 hours of directed guidance. Call 432-552-2630 or email Leticia Madrid at email@example.com for further information or to arrange a schedule.
This option is encouraged for students whose TSI results were close to the cut score for developmental course coursework in reading or composition (Reading 342 & Writing 350).
Students who feel they need a little extra support due to an extended absence from formal schooling may find this opportunity particularly helpful.
Math NCBOs are also on the course schedule and may be elected during the enrollment process. If you are interested and are not sure if you will benefit from this, contact Trisha Pumphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (432-552-2264).
There is no fee for the non-course based offerings; however, students should anticipate purchasing access codes to online skills platforms.
Coordinator for Developmental Education
U T Permian Basin
4901 E. University Boulevard
Testing Services/Academic Accommodations-MB 1160
Odessa, Texas 79762