MANDATORY PRE-ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY
Before you take the TSI Assessment, you must participate in a Pre-Assessment Activity which includes sample questions. There is nothing to print or submit; just read. After completing the activity and before taking the TSI Assessment you will be required to sign a pledge stating that you have completed this activity.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment
The TSI Assessment is designed to assess students' readiness for college-level work in reading, writing, and mathematics and to provide information used to identify appropriate interventions that will improve the skills of students who are not prepared for college-level course work. Unless exempt, incoming Texas college students are required to take the TSI Assessment to determine their readiness for college-level work. Based on how a student performs, he/she may be enrolled in a college-level course that matches his/her skill level or be placed in an appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve skills in areas of identified weakness.
The TSI placement and diagnostic tests are computer adaptive assessments, and the specific questions that appear on any given test administration varies based on each individual student's performance on each item. Questions increase or decrease in difficulty level depending on how a student responds. The assessments are untimed; however, it is important for students to allow enough time to complete each test because the results are a key factor in determining the course or courses in which they can enroll. An examinee could take as little as 1.5 hours or as long as 5 hours.
The cost of the TSI Assessment is $30 for the full exam and $10 each for retests.
COLLEGE READY SCORES
Mathematics - 350
Reading - 351
Writing - Essay score of 5; essay score of 4 and multiple choice of 363
TO REQUEST A SCORE REPORT:
If you took the TSI Assessment at Vernon College and you need a score report sent to your college/university, download the Request for Score Report form, print it, and mail along with $5 fee to the address on the form.
To make an appointment to take the TSI Assessment, please call (940) 689-3778 in Wichita Falls or (940) 552-6291 ext. 2317 in Vernon.