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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WHY TAKE THE TSI?



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  WHY TAKE THE TSI?


What is the TSI?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is mandated by Texas law to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level coursework. TSI includes a testing component designed to identify and provide diagnostic information about the reading, mathematics and writing skills of each student.
If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment — unless you are already exempt (read below) — to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

Not all incoming students need to take the TSI Assessment. There are many ways you can be exempt. Qualifying for a TSI Assessment exemption means that you can enroll in any entry-level college course without restrictions. You may be exempt if you:

1. Have tested and performed at or above the following standards within a period of five (years) from the date of testing:

    (A) ACT: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment, and/or 19 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment;
    (B) SAT: a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment, and/or 500 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.        
2. A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.
3.  A student who transfers to an institution from a private or independent institution of higher education or an accredited out-of-state institution of higher education and who has satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by the receiving institution.                
Exam Fee (There are not any fee waivers for this exam)

All Testing - Math, Reading, and Writing - $25.00
Math - $5.00
Math and Reading - $10.00
Math and Writing - $20.00
Reading - $5.00
Writing - $15.00
Reading and Writing - $20.00