In recent times, the field of education has witnessed a concerning trend – the lowering of assessment score requirements. This shift, often justified as a means to promote inclusivity and ensure student success, raises important questions about the quality of education and the expectations we hold for our students. One such instance comes from a recent article (here) which highlights the decision of certain states to lower passing scores for high school exit exams.
The following article is a worthwhile read as it discusses the public opinion around whether the investment of higher education is worth it.
Understanding the TSIA2: An Overview
Do you have questions about the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2)? You've come to the right place! It's normal to feel a little overwhelmed, but don't worry. Let's break down what TSIA2 is and how it works.
If you're currently pursuing higher education or planning to do so, you may have come across the term "TSIA2" in relation to graduation requirements. This article aims to provide clarity on whether or not you need to take the TSIA2 to graduate. We will delve into the significance of the TSIA2, explore its role in graduation, and discuss alternative options that may be available to you.
In the months immediately following the COVID-19 outbreak, it wasn't just families making difficult decisions about postsecondary education - colleges were doing the same thing. Headlines filled the mainstream media outlets, insinuating that the days of standardized assessments were limited as more and more colleges and universities waived the ACT/SAT score submission requirement for admission. In fact, some schools, like the University of California system boldly signaled that they were moving away from the ACT/SAT requirement. If you clicked on that link above, however, you would see that the school still accepting the scores, and even references that students with higher scores will be given preferential enrollment for distinct programs and colleges.