The Texas Success Initiative TSI is a state-mandated program that applies to all students enrolling in Texas public colleges and universities for the first-time. Students are required to take the TSI assessment to demonstrate college readiness, if they are not exempt.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow this version when selecting courses. Show me what changed in After you are admitted, but prior to registration, you must either present scores from an assessment test associated with the Texas Success Initiative TSI program or be exempt.
Assessment is not used to determine admission except for students wishing to enroll in "special admissions" programs. The Texas Success Initiative TSI Program is required by state law to ensure students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level coursework.
TSI includes a testing component designed to identify and provide information about your reading, writing, and math skills.
It is your responsibility to be aware of all TSI regulations. It is the intent of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that Texas public institutions of higher education use the flexibility and responsibility of TSI rules to improve individualized programs to ensure the success of students in higher education.
The college makes every effort to ensure that students have equal opportunity for success in their academic coursework. In order to facilitate their college readiness for such coursework, the colleges assess students with the TSI required assessment instrument and places them based on their assessment and diagnostic results.
If you meet any of the following conditions, you are exempt or waived from the TSI requirements. For a period of five years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs at or above the following standards is exempt: There is no combined score.
The newly-approved scores became effective on August 10, For more information about Dual Credit, Early College and Middle College eligibility and testing requirements for course placement, see the Dual Credit section within this catalog.
A student who has graduated with an associate or higher degree from an institution of higher education and submits appropriate documentation of degree and official transcript is exempt.
An official transcript must be submitted. A student who has previously attended any accredited Texas public institution of higher education and has been determined by that institution to have met TSI standards is TSI met in that specified TSI component area.
It is the institution's responsibility to ensure that students are clearly informed of the consequences of successful completion of a mathematics pathways model which results in meeting the mathematics college readiness standard only for specific entry-level freshman mathematics courses.
A student who is enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less will be waived of TSI requirements Level-One certificates, 42 or fewer semester credit hours.
However, students are not exempt from TSI if they take courses that are not included in the Level-One certificate. A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment is exempt.
A student who on or after August 1,was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States is exempt.
A non-degree-seeking or non-certificate-seeking student is waived from TSI requirements. A student who successfully completes a college preparatory course as allowed by Texas Education Agency is exempt for a period of 24 twenty-four months from the date of high school graduation with respect to the content area of the course.
In the student's first year of enrollment in an institution of higher education, student must enroll in the student's first college-level course in the exempted content area.
This exemption applies only at the institution of higher education that partners with the school district in which the student is enrolled to provide the course. Additionally, an institution of higher education may enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with a partnering institution of higher education to accept the exemption for the college preparatory course.
Students with a TSI exemption for a college preparatory course who earn less than a "C" in the student's first college-level course in the exempted content area shall be advised of non-credit-based options for becoming college ready, such as tutoring or accelerated learning.
This activity provides students with valuable information concerning the assessment process and components, sample test questions, developmental education options, and other resources. A student may demonstrate college readiness by meeting or exceeding the Board-approved single statewide standard: Minimum Passing TSI Standards The college will use the following minimum passing standards to determine a student's readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework.The “pre-assessment activity” comes before the actual exam, and is a mandatory component of the testing process.
If you do not complete your pre-assessment activity, you cannot take the TSI exam. It is the shortest part of the TSI testing process, averaging at around 30 minutes in length. Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) Please take a few minutes to read over the Pre-Assessment Activities (PAA) that are offered to you through Central Texas College (CTC).
These activities are for you benefit to help ensure your success at CTC.
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment is a test that measures competency in reading, writing and mathematics. If you’re not eligible for an exemption or waiver, you are required to take the TSI assessment before enrolling in college. Texas Success Initiative TSI Pre-Assessment Activity Reading Pretest.
Use this item pretest to test your knowledge in Reading.
Record your pretest score and then study the tutorials that are provided on this site. The TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is provided by Querium If you are a student with interests in attending a Texas college or university and have been advised to take the TSI; you must first complete the free PAA to meet the minimum requirements of Rule §b of the Texas Administrative Code.
Del Mar Home Offices and Departments Testing Center TSI Information TSI Information What is the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)? The TSI is a state mandate that requires testing to measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics, and writing.