What to Expect on the TSI

What to Expect on the TSI [Infographic]

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, or TSI Assessment, is a standardized test used to determine college readiness among test takers. The assessment will test your knowledge and skill in generic areas such as reading, writing, and mathematics. The TSI Assessment also can help figure out which specific needs you require to become prepared for collegiate-level courses.

TSI Prep Course | TSI Test Study Course

TSI Assessment Secrets Study Guide
TSI Assessment Secrets Study Guide

The TSI is an untimed exam and consists of 3 sections.

TSI Prep Course

Writing-20 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay

    • Essay Revision
    • Agreement
    • Sentence Structure
    • Sentence Logic
    • Five-Paragraph Essay

TSI Writing Review Course
TSI Writing Practice Test

Math-20 multiple-choice questions

    • Intermediate Algebra and Functions
    • Geometry and Measurements
    • Data Analysis
    • Statistics and Probability

TSI Math Review Course
TSI Math Practice Test

Reading-24 multiple-choice questions

What to Expect on the TSI-The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, or TSI Assessment, is a standardized test used to determine college readiness among test takers.

TSI Assessment Test Breakdown

TSI Scores

The scores for the Writing portion of the TSI are based on a scale of 1 to 8 with a score of 5 being adequate mastery of on-demand essay writing.

Test takers should aim to achieve between 350 and 390 for math and 351 to 390 for reading.

How to Pass the TSI Assessment

TSI Assessment Flashcard Study System
TSI Assessment Flashcard Study System

TSI Assessment Fees

The fees for the TSI assessment vary from school to school. Test takers will need to consult with the school or university that they wish to attend.

It’s important that students check for testing dates and dates for the mandatory pre-assessment activity as it will vary by institution.

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