What is the TSI Test?

    The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, is a program which determines the appropriate level of college course work for an incoming student. The TSI test consists of three separate exams: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.

    If you’re an incoming or current college student, you either have or haven’t heard of the TSI test, also identified by its full name: the Texas Success Initiative Assessment. The TSI exam first came about in 2003, and was enacted by Texas legislation as a means of helping students enrolling in public colleges throughout the state of Texas prepare themselves for college-level curriculum.

    Although there are several criteria which exempt a student from the need for this program, many incoming college students in Texas will be required to take them. Other than the essay portion, the exams themselves are multiple choice and computer adaptive, as questions increase or decrease in difficulty based upon previous answers.

    Successful scoring on the TSI proves your readiness for college-level course work and will save you substantial time and money by allowing you to avoid remedial classes. Our free Mometrix Academy video tutorials will assist your review for the TSI test, and will help you achieve success on test day.


    TSI Requirements

    The main component of this program is an initial assessment that measures skills in mathematics, reading and writing.  All students, except those who are TSI-Exempt, should take an initial assessment test before their first semester in college at a Texas public institution of higher education. Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services at 512.245.3451 or ods@txstate.edu.

    There is one approved assessment test: TSI Assessment. The minimum passing score requirements are as follows:

    » Mathematics: 350
    » Reading: 351
    » Writing: Essay Score of 5; Essay Score of 4 and Multiple Choice of 363


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