The TSIA2 Assessments measure college readiness in reading, writing, and math. The purpose of the TSIA2 test is to ensure that students have the necessary skills to succeed in college-level courses, and to identify areas where students may need additional support or remediation.

    How can taking the TSIA2 be of benefit to a student?

    For the Dual Credit program in high school, the TSI Assessment is used to determine readiness for college level work.  The TSIA2 has a reading/writing section and a math section.   

    A student may not need to test in all areas; the tested sections are determined by the course(s) a student wants to take.  If a student meets exemption requirements, they may be able to take classes without needing the TSIA2 Assessment.   

    The TSIA, or one of its exemptions, has been required of Texas students entering a Texas college or university for nearly ten years. The TSIA is administered through the College Board’s Accuplacer digital platform. Universities, community colleges, school districts and high school campuses can request to administer the TSIAs to students.  

    Who may be exempt from taking the TSIA2?

    Exemption requirements for the TSIA2 are as follows:

    • SAT® – EBRW 480 or higher

    • ACT® – English 19 & Composite 23 or higher

    • PSAT/NMSQT® – EBRW 460 or higher

    • STAAR EOC English II – 4000 or higher 

    What score do I need to get on the TSIA2 exam to show that I have met the requirement for college and career readiness?

    • Mathematics: A College Readiness Classification (CRC) score of at least 950; or a CRC score below 950 and a Diagnostic level of 6.

    • English Language Arts Reading: A College Readiness Classification (CRC) score equal to or greater than 945 and an essay score of at least 4.

    If you need scores for the TSI Assessment to be sent to another Texas public college or university, that school can access TSIA scores taken at Texas State (or at any other school or testing center) through the Cross-Institutional Score Reports tool within the TSIA/Accuplacer system. You should just need to provide them your name, date of birth, and the name of the school or testing center where you took the exam. Accessing your scores in this way should be free.

    Alternatively, you can attempt to access your scores and/or send them directly through the Accuplacer/TSIA system by submitting the form at https://studentportal.accuplacer.org/#/studentisr. After accessing your score report, you should see an option to email them, and can enter the email address of any recipient you choose. This option is also free to you.

    For more information or to sign up to take the TSIA2 please contact:

    Ms. Stewart at jstewar7@houstonisd.org



    Resources to help you prepare for the TSIA2

    Click here for TSI Practice (ACCUPLACER)



    English Language Arts and Reading Sample Questions

    WritePlacer® Guide with Sample Essays

    Mathematics Sample Questions