Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment Information & Practice
What is the TSI and why do I need to take it?
For the Dual Credit program in high school, the TSI Assessment is used to determine readiness for college level work. The TSI has 3 tests - reading, writing and math. 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 take classes without needing the TSI Assessment.
Exemption requirements 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
Minimum scores required for the TSI Assessment 2.0 are as follows:
- ELAR (Reading & Writing) minimum score of 945
- Essay, minimum score of 5
- Math, minimum score of 950
Read more details here about the TSI Assessment 2.0 from College Board®.
How can I practice?
Use the Mastery Prep program available through Waltrip high School. This is the best way to study (see Ms. Griffin for details). Also, you can get the Accuplacer Study App – Create an account and practice with sample questions. More practice options can be found on the site.
Texas Success Initiative Sample Questions – download the sample questions and answers
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Practice at Houston Community College
- TSI Practice Tests– Choose a practice test below to watch a quick video, then click "Test Yourself" to start the practice test.
Optional Resources – Use the links below to explore additional resources for:
When & Where can I take the TSI Assessment?
Austin HS students will test at Waltrip HS. Contact the counselor Anita Griffin at email@example.com for additional details and test dates.