The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement tests for students enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The tests help Texas schools determine whether you’re ready for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing, and math.

If you are not ready for college-level courses, the tests help determine what types of courses or intervention will best prepare you for college-level work. You take TSIA2 tests on a computer and, depending on school policy, may get your results immediately after you finish the test.

Not all Texas college students have to take TSIA2. If you’ve met college readiness standards on a standardized test like the SAT or successfully completed a high school college preparatory course, you may be exempt. Contact the college you’ll be attending to see if you need to take TSIA2.Before you take TSIA, you’ll need to complete a pre assessment activity. The institution or school district where you test will provide the activity and document your participation.

What are passing scores?

Students scoring at or above the cut scores are considered “college ready” and eligible to enroll in any entry level college course (for example, English composition, history, government, or college algebra). Some college level courses require passing scores in more than one area.

The minimum TSI Assessment scores required to satisfy TSI requirements are

Before January 11, 2021

  • Reading: 351
  • Mathematics: 350
  • Writing: Essay score of 4 and multiple choice of 340 or higher; OR multiple choice of less than 340, an ABE diagnostic level of at least 4, and essay of at least 5

After January 11, 2021

  • Mathematics: 950 OR 910-949 + diagnostic score of 6

ELAR: 945-990 + Essay of at least 5 OR 910-944, diagnostic score of 5 or 6, and Essay of 5-8

Please fill out the form provided below if you are interested in scheduling a TSI examination at the HSI Katy campus

HSI-Katy TSI Registration Form

Other Resources

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 STUDENT INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 ELAR Sample Questions

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 Mathematics Sample Questions

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