What is a TSI Assessment? Does Your Student Need to Take It?

July 9, 2024 – The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is the result of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) mandated by the Texas State Legislature. The assessment is designed to guide Texas public institutions of higher education in helping them determine whether students are ready for entry-level college coursework in the areas of English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) and mathematics. Students are exempt from this assessment if they meet college readiness benchmarks on the SAT, ACT, STAAR English III or Algebra II EOCs, or successfully complete the high school College Preparatory Course. Click here for a complete list of TSI exemptions. TSIA scores and exemptions are valid five years from the date an assessment was taken documenting benchmarks were met.

Students who do not meet a TSI exemption must take the TSI assessment before college enrollment. Students who do not meet one or more of the established TSI benchmarks are admitted, however, they are required to receive developmental education academic support as determined by the institution.

Sulphur Springs ISD Information

If your student is taking dual credit courses for the first time this coming school year, due to new state mandates, they will need to take the TSI exam before the start of the 2024-2025 school year. The High School will be offering the TSI test for $5 per student on July 29th, 30th, 31st, and Aug. 1st. Exams will start promptly at 8:00 am on those days. Students will need to sign up for one of those specific dates prior to taking the exam. Sign-ups will open up on a first come first serve basis on July 15th. You may come by the high school office during regular hours or call to sign up for a slot. Should you have any additional questions, please reach out to Mrs. Clark: [email protected]

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