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Basic Skills Assessment

In an effort to provide more effective educational services for students, the college participates in the Board of Regents’ Learning Support assessment program to assess basic skills. Placement is based on valid ACT or Accuplacer scores.  Through this assessment, Roane State can identify the students’ academic strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, and mathematics skills. This information is used along with the student’s past educational history to provide academic advisement and placement in courses that best help the individual student to improve skills in these areas, as well as study skills.

All Tennessee State Board of Regents colleges and universities require that all first time degree-seeking students undergo assessment. Transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level reading, writing, and mathematics courses must also undergo assessment. For further information regarding ACT or Accuplacer testing, contact the Testing Center on the Roane County or Oak Ridge campuses.

Students who have completed all five learning support math competencies through SAILS Bridge Math are eligible to register for MATH 1530.  Students who have completed all math learning support competencies and all of the optional STEM modules through SAILS bridge math may register for MATH 1130 in their first semester.  

Any full-time degree-seeking student must be enrolled in the required Learning Support courses each semester until the student completes the requirements.  Any part-time student must be enrolled in at least one of the required Learning Support courses each semester of enrollment until the student completes the Learning Support requirements.

Initial Placement

Detailed information about placement based on ACT and Accuplacer scores may be found on the Learning Support website:

Restricted Enrollment

Students whose assessment results require enrollment in Learning Support  (LS) courses may not enroll in a regular college level course which requires that competency as a pre-requisite until they have satisfactorily met the exit criteria of the appropriate Learning Support courses. Exceptions to this policy require the approval of the Learning Support Director and completion of the related documentation.

College Level Courses Which Can Be Taken With Learning Support Courses: The following college courses may be taken by learning support students concurrently with their learning support courses.

LS Course Required       Courses that can also be taken
MATH 0530 or
MATH 0900
Students should enroll in MATH 0530 and 1530 (E section) OR can enroll in MATH 0900/1000 (E section) if pursuing STEM majors or algebra for future courses.
ENGL 0510 Must be taken with ENGL 1010 (E sections only); any course other than History or Philosophy.
READ 0562 Must be taken with either HUM 1010 (E sections only) or PSYC 1030 (E sections only) or MUS 1030 (E sections only); See the Learning Support website for a complete list of the courses that do not require a prerequisite of READ 0562.

NOTE: All Learning Support course requirements must be completed before enrolling in BIOL 2010 - Anatomy and Physiology.

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