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SWGTC Assessment Policy

 The ability of a student to succeed in a program at Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) is greatly determined by the math and language skills possessed by the student.  SWGTC is committed to assist each student achieve at his/her maximum potential.  It is the philosophy of the College that a student is not helped by admitting him/her to a program in which he/she does not possess the basic educational skills needed to succeed. Therefore, all students applying for diploma, degree, and certificate programs must be assessed prior to acceptance to a program of study at the College.  Students will then be admitted in accordance with the academic standards applicable to the program.

It is also the philosophy of SWGTC that assessment is far more comprehensive than the basic skills testing process.  Assessment is the opportunity for and the responsibility of SWGTC to collect information about prospective students that is relevant to their educational experience.  This information is used to assist each student to experience success in his/her educational endeavors.

I. SWGTC utilizes the state-approved assessment instruments (ASSET or COMPASS) to assess program readiness.

II. In lieu of the COMPASS or ASSET, SWGTC accepts a student’s official score on validated assessment instruments (such as ACT or SAT) or Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English/Language Arts provided that the scores are not more than five years old and meet the minimum scores as follow:

Associate Degree

Diploma / Certificate

*Minimum SAT: Verbal 480, Math 440

Verbal 430, Math 400

*Minimum ACT: English 20, Reading 17, Math 19

English 12, Reading 13, Math 17

*Minimum GHSGT: N/A

English/Language Arts (ELA) 235 or higher

**A score of 235 or higher on the ELA portion of the GHSGT will ONLY exempt testing in writing and reading for placement into diplomas and technical certificate of credit programs.  This will not exempt testing for degree seeking students.

III. Students or applicants may be reassessed.  Students may choose one of two options prior to retesting: (1) utilize the SWGTC Tutoring Lab for eight (8) hours of short-term remediation; or (2) wait 30 days prior to retesting.  Students may retest one time per section prior to enrolling in Learning Support courses.  There will be an additional charge for all retests.

IV. Official transcripts from a college, university, or other postsecondary institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education documenting degree and/or diploma equivalent program-level English and math coursework are used to document a student’s basic education skills and may eliminate the need to complete that portion of the assessment instrument.

V.Assessment scores will be considered valid for placement purposes for a period of five years (60 months) and are transferable to any Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) college.  Each Technical College will develop its own retesting policy and charges may apply.

Responsibility
The Director of Admissions has the overall responsibility for ensuring this policy is implemented.


Reference

TCSG Policy V.B.2. Assessment

 

Revised 8-6-96; 12-11-96; 04-21-97; 12-05-00;

02-07-06; 07-31-07;10-06-09; 05-04-10; 04-03-12; 06-14-12; 03-05-13

 

 

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