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The Texas Success Initiative

TSI Fact Sheet
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires students enrolling in college level courses to be assessed academically to determine college readiness. Beginning August 26, 2013, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to begin administering the New TSI Assessment. Students who have not met a state approved exemption will be subject to the new TSI Assessment requirements as well as students who have not successfully passed all three parts in one of the previous assessments (Accuplacer, Compass, THEA, or Asset).
Student Exemptions
• SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on critical reading shall exempt the reading and writing sections of TSI and 500 on Math shall exempt the math section of TSI.
• ACT composite score of 23 with minimum of 19 on the English test shall exempt both reading and writing sections of TSI and/or 19 on math shall exempt math section of TSI
• Student is exempt with high school exit level TAKS minimum scale scores of 2200 in Math and 2200 in English Language Arts with Writing sub-score of 3.
You must complete the following prior to taking the TSI Test.
1. One week prior to testing, complete the Apply Texas Application at https://www.applytexas.org This step is necessary to receive an A Number. (Check with Mrs. Deanda for your A Number approximately 4 days after completing the application)
2. Once you have received an A Number, you must complete the TSI Pre-Assessment www.atschoolorientation.net/stc/dual and print out the final page as proof of completion. You will not be allowed to enter the testing room without verifying that you have completed the Pre-Assessment.
• TSI test has 3 sections (Reading, Writing, and Math)
• The cost of each section is $6.00 due upon registration for the exam.

For more information or to register for the exam, see Mrs. Deanda in R-107.
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