The TSI, or Texas Success Initiative, is a state-wide program designed to determine if an incoming college freshman is ready for college-level courses in the general areas of reading, writing and math. The program helps a new college student design a course plan or intervention that will prepare them for success in college-level courses.
The TSI Assessment is taken at the college of choice and scores are generated on completion of the assessment. It is a computerized, multiple-choice assessment that has three sections: reading, writing and math. Students must score certain benchmarks in each section in order to enroll in college level courses. Students who do not reach these benchmarks will be required to take remedial courses (not for college credit) in preparation for college courses. Students may be exempt from the TSI Assessment by meeting certain SAT or ACT Test scores.
For more information on the TSI, please contact an adviser/counselor at your college institution.