TSI Texas Success initiative
What is the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a college readiness exam created by the College Board to meet the requirements established by the Texas Legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). TSI assessments align with the Texas College and Career Readiness standards and evaluates students' skills in reading, mathematics and writing. The test can be used to determine a students’ college readiness in reading, mathematics, and writing. The TSI assessment can also be utilized to determine if a student qualifies for Dual Credit courses. Please refer to the testing calendar below for specific testing dates.
TSI Assessment Standards
To be eligible for dual credit courses, students will need to meet the following minimum scores:
The newly-approved college readiness benchmarks in Writing are as follows:
- 340 – 390 on TSI Writing Placement and minimum 4 on WritePlacer essay OR
- 310 – 339 on TSI Writing Placement and levels 4-6 on ABE Diagnostic and minimum 5 on WritePlacer Essay
You may look at scores retroactively up to 5 years and apply the new scores for placement into Writing courses.
Students are required to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) before TSI testing.
- Saturday, September 30, 2017
- Saturday, November 11, 2017
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
- Saturday, February 17, 2018
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
Lockhart High School
Room/Lab TBA: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Students must arrive by 8:15 AM to check in for testing. Must have a photo ID