TSI Testing Information

  • What Is the TSI Assessment?

    The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.  This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work. 


  • Do I have to take both parts of the exam? What are the passing standards?

    Students must test only in areas not exempted or deemed not college ready. 

    Every student is required to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) before taking the TSI Assessment. 

    The passing standards are as follows:

    ELAR - 945  (5 or higher on the Diagnostics)

    ESSAY - 5   

    Math- 950 (6 on the Diagnostics)

    *The test is untimed.  Students cannot bring calculators - they'll only be allowed to use the calculator app provided by the test. Students may retest at any time.  However, between testing sessions, students MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF PREPARATION for the re-test.  This can be in the form of online test prep or in-person tutoring. 

  • How do I study for the TSI?

    Take a look at the PowerPoint! It will show you different ways you can study and prepare for the TSI test.

    LINK: How to study for the TSI PowerPoint

    Also, check out the video below: