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Board of Regents Policy Manual

3.7 Regents’ Reading and Writing Skills Requirement

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Each USG institution shall ensure that students obtaining an associate or baccalaureate degree from a USG institution have competence in reading and writing.

Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools requirements for accreditation, the Board of Regents expects all institutions to assess reading and writing skills and to use those assessments for continuous improvement. All USG institutions should be prepared to demonstrate the following to the Board: a) assessment policies and procedures used to measure student reading and writing competency; b) how the assessment of reading and writing has been used for continuous improvement; c) data to show how students are performing in terms of reading and writing skills. (BoR minutes, April 2012)