education standardized testing

# How can I pass my TSI?

Last Updated: 29th April, 2020

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Minimum passing scores for students currently entering college:
1. Reading: 351 (scores can range from 310 to 390)
2. Writing: 4 (out of possible 1-8) on the essay and 340 on the multiple-choice section OR a multiple-choice score of less than 340 and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least 4 and an essay score of at least 5.

Regarding this, how many questions can you miss on the TSI?

You will need a score of 351 to pass, which, once again, means that you can safely miss between 1–3 questions. The TSI Math tests you on Algebra I and II, Geometry, and some Statistics, only probability and measures of central tendency.

what happens if you don't pass the math TSI? If you do not pass one or all parts (reading, writing and math) of the TSI Assessment, you may be required to enroll in developmental education coursework or accelerated intervention before you can enroll in a college credit course for the subject in which you did not pass.

Similarly, do you have to pass the TSI test?

The State of Texas requires that all students who do not pass one or more areas of the TSI Assessment to be placed into an academic support program to improve individual skill sets in reading, writing and/or mathematics.

What is a perfect score on the TSI?

Mathematics: a score in the range of 350–390 in the multiple-choice section. of 310–339 in the multiple-choice section, and a score of 4, 5, or 6 on the ABE Diagnostic section, and an essay score of 5 (you must meet all three).

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## What is on the TSI Math?

The Mathematics section of the TSI Assessment contains 20 multiple-choice items covering these math concept areas: Elementary Algebra and Functions. Intermediate Algebra and Functions. Geometry and Measurement.

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## What kind of math is on the TSI test?

These TSI Math questions are designed to be similar to those found on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment. The four primary topics covered on this test are: (1) Elementary Algebra & Functions (2) Intermediate Algebra & Functions (3) Geometry & Measurement (4) Data Analysis, Statistics, & Probability.

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## How long does the TSI usually take?

three to five hours

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## How do I prepare for the TSI test?

This content was developed by Houston Community College.
1. Pre-Assessment Activity. Begin by taking the Pre-Assessment Activity to determine your testing needs.
2. Practice and Review. Next it will be helpful for you to complete the practice quizzes in reading, writing or math.
3. Take the Assessment Test. First Pay Testing Fees.

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## Can you use calculator on TSI?

It is also worth noting that you cannot bring a calculator with you for help on the Mathematics section of the TSI. You will be able to use a calculator only for very specific questions on the exam.

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## How long is the TSI math section?

The Reading, Writing, and Mathematics sections each contain 20 to 24 multiple choice questions, generated by computer and adapted to each test taker's skill level. The Writing section also assigns a short essay topic requirement following objective questions about grammatical correctness.

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## Do you have to take the TSI for college?

You do not have to take the TSI Assessment if you: Graduated college with an associate or bachelor's degree; or. Have earned a C or higher in a college-level course at an accredited institution. You have completed the SAT, ACT, or other approved assessment exam with the minimum score needed for TSI exemption.

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## Who is exempt from TSI test?

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Exemptions
A student is exempt from all TSI requirements under any one of the following conditions: Graduated college with an associates or bachelor's degree. Have earned a C or higher in a college-level courses in reading, writing and/or math at an accredited institution.

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## Can I take the TSI at home?

You can now take the TSI assessment from home through Examity! Examity is an online service provided by an outside source contracted with College Board's Accuplacer/TSI Testing program.

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## What is the passing score for the math TSI?

A high school student is eligible to enroll in Dual Credit with the following TSI Assessment Scores: Reading: score of 351. Writing: score of 340 and 4+ on essay or a score of less than 340, and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least 4, and an essay score of at least 5. Math: score of 350.

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## Do you need to study for the TSI?

TSI Practice Tests are an ideal way to prepare for your upcoming TSI exam. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment is a program that assesses your readiness for college-level courses in math, reading, and writing. Taking sample questions is an effective way to study for your high school equivalency exams.

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## What is on the TSI test?

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, is a program which determines the appropriate level of college course work for an incoming student. The TSI test consists of three separate exams: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.

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## Can you take the TSI anywhere?

If you are not able to take an assessment test at one of the colleges of DCCCD, you will need to take the TSI Assessment at another approved institution in or out of state by means of Remote Voucher or Virtually.

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## What is the highest score on a placement test?

The lowest possible score a person can receive is 20, while the highest score is 120. The Next-Generation Accuplacer math tests and Reading and Writing tests are scored in the 200 to 300 point range.

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## Can you retake the TSI test?

If you are not satisfied with your score, you may retake the TSI Assessment at any time. However, before you attempt to retest, it is strongly recommended that you set aside time for additional study. It is very unlikely that your score will improve greatly without additional review and study.

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## How much does it cost to take the TSI?

How much does it cost to take the TSI Assessment? The TSI Assessment costs \$29. Classified as an in-county resident.

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## Where do I get my TSI results?

Students needing to provide a copy of their scores may bring their Individual TSI Score Report to the Testing Center located on the 2nd floor of the Student Service Center or send it by email to [email protected]

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## What happens if I fail my TSI test?

If you are not satisfied with your score, you may retake the TSI Assessment. However, before retesting, it is strongly recommended that you set aside time for additional study. It is very unlikely that your score will improve greatly without additional review and study.

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