• 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

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