The Texas Success Initiative and Developmental Education
At Sul Ross State University, the Developmental Education program is housed in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). The Center aids students in gaining the academic knowledge, study skills, and critical thinking capabilities needed for success in college-level courses.
ACE offers the following developmental education courses:
- one course in developmental reading (ED 0300),
- one course in developmental writing (ENG 0300), and
- two courses in developmental mathematics (MATH 0300 and MATH 0301).
A student's placement into any of these courses is determined by the student's placement scores on one of the State identified placement tests (ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS, or THEA).