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Importance of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

The TSI Assessment measures your strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and statistics, reading and writing, and is an indicator of how ready you are to handle college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors to place you in the appropriate course that matches your skill level. The goal is to help you become ready for college-level course work.  It is important that you take this exam seriously.  

The exam is broken into three parts: mathematics, reading, and writing. Each section will test your ability and will help assess what level of course work or intervention is needed to be successful in college. By meeting the requirements, you should have the basic skills needed to begin your college experience. Should you not meet the minimum requirements, you will be required to take additional course work and/or workshops to help gain the necessary skills to move forward in your education.
Mathematics Exam consists of four content areas:
1.     Elementary Algebra and Functions
2.     Intermediate Algebra and Functions
3.     Geometry and Measurement
4.     Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Reading Exam consists of four content areas:
1.     Literary Analysis
2.     Main Idea and Supporting Details
3.     Inferences in a Text or Texts
4.     Author’s Use of Language
Writing Exam consists of a writing an essay and four content areas:
1.     Essay Revision
2.     Agreement
3.     Sentence Structure
4.     Sentence Logic