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TSI Assessment (Texas Success Initiative)  

TSI Assessment:

Beginning August 26, 2013, The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to begin administering the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Any new student that has not completed college course work prior to August 26, 2013 or met a state approved exemption will be subject to the TSI Assessment requirements.

What Skills Are Tested On The TSI Test?
The TSI Assessment exam assesses a student's skill in the academic areas of math, reading and writing for college-readiness.

Who Is Required To Take The TSI Test?
Unless otherwise exempt or waived, all students registering at a Texas public college must take the TSI test.

When Do I Take The Pre-Assessment Activity?
Before you take the TSI Assessment, you must participate in a Pre-Assessment Activity. Northeast Texas Community College is required by state law to provide the Pre-Assessment Activity as well as document your participation, so it is very important that you complete this activity before you take the test. Also, you will not be allowed to take the TSI Assessment until you have completed this activity.

The Pre-Assessment Activity includes the following:

  • Learn what's on the TSI Assessment and why doing well matters.
  • Find out if you are exempt from taking the TSI Assessment.
  • Try your hand (and brain!) on some sample items.
  • Get the details about testing and support for your target college.
  • Receive your certificate for completing this mandatory activity.
  • Finish in 30 minutes or less!

When you take the TSI Assessment in the testing center, the first question you will be asked is if you have participated in a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). By completing this PAA now, you'll be able to click "Yes" and start taking the test. Be sure to print out your PAA certificate and bring it with you on the day you take the TSI Assessment.

How Do I Resister For The TSI exam at Northeast Texas Community College?
The TSI test is administered on a walk-in basis. Photo ID is required to test (Driver's License, NTCC ID, or Pass Port).

When Will I Get My Scores?
The objective sections of the TSI test are scored immediately following administration. Examinees are given an UNOFFICIAL copy of scores for advisement purposes.

What happens if I do not have time to finish the test?
You have 14 calendar days to complete the test. If you do not return to the Testing Center within the 14-day period, you will have to begin again with Question 1 on the section of the test where you stopped.

Will you send my scores to another College or University?
In order to have your scores sent to another College, University or released to an individual besides yourself, please download and complete the Authorization to Release Test Scores form. Once you've completed and signed the form you can fax or mail it back to us. For your convenience the fax & mail information is available on the form.

 Do NOT bring:

  • Food or Drink
  • Cell Phones
  • Calculators or any electronic devices
  • Backpacks, large bags, or purses
  • Hats/Caps

If you bring any of the above listed devices they will be checked and taken up.

Child-care arrangements must be made prior to the day and time of your exam. Children are not allowed in the testing room.

The Testing Center is located in the Business Technology Building on the NTCC campus.
For More Information Contact:
Elayne Peters
Director of Testing

Jamille Kelly
Testing Center Clerk

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This page last updated by E. Peters on 05/04/2015

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