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.

Texas Success Initiative

TSI Assessment Standards

To be eligible for dual credit courses, students will need to meet the following minimum scores:

Mathematics: 350

Reading: 351

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, November 10, 2018
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 UPDATED
  • Saturday- TBA
  • Testing Location:

Lockhart High School

Room/Lab TBA: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students must arrive by 8:45 AM to check in for testing. Must have a photo ID

Sign up to Take the TSI Click the link below

You need to use your school email address to complete this form.


TSI Assessment Student Information Brochure-THECB.pdf