What is Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI)?

The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success
Initiative program designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This program also will help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level coursework if you are not ready. If you are an entering college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSIA—unless you are already exempt (read below)—to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you per form, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or inter vention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

TSI Exemptions

Your SAT or ACT scores may qualify you to be exempt from all or part of the TSI Assessment if you have the following qualifying scores:

ACT Composite 23 AND a 19 on ACT Math 
 Composite 23 AND a score of 19 on ACT English
 SAT  530 on SAT Mathematics
 480 on SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

What if your ACT or SAT scores won't exempt you from TSI testing? You can take the TSI at no cost to you in one or all subject areas. The following are the TSI college readiness standards:

 Reading:  351
 Writing:  340 with an essay score of 4 or higher

TSI Practice Material and Information

 TSI Sample Questions
 TSI Online Practice
 TSI Brochure
 TSI Student Portal
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When you take the TSI Assessment in the testing center, the first question you will be asked is if you have participated in a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA).

To complete Pre-Assessment Activity click "Get Started"

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free resource for students offering lessons in math, science, and humanities. Khan Academy and College Board partnership has created free high quality SAT prep material that is geared towards your needs. View the following video to learn how to link your College Board account and start preparing.

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