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TSI Testing

TSI Assessment

What is the TSI Assessment?

The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help colleges and universities determine if students are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Incoming college students in Texas are required to take the TSI Assessment - unless they are already exempt (read below) - to determine their readiness for college-level work. Based on how a student performs, he/she may either be enrolled in a college-level course and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve his/her skills and prepare him/her for success in college-level courses.


Students wanting to take dual credit courses at MHS or students wishing to enroll in a college/university may need to take the TSI assessment. Please read below for more details.

- MHS students may take the TSI assessment on campus serveral times during the school year. Mrs. Shahan and/or a representative from Western Texas College may administer the assessment here. MHS’s cost is $5 per exam, and WTC’s cost is $10 per exam. Students may also take the exam elsewhere and bring back proof of passing.

- Next TSI assessment being offered on campus: TBD

- Must take WTC pre-assessment (only if you have never taken WTC’s pre-assessment) – – prior to taking TSI assessment.

- TSI results are good for five years.

To find out if you are required to take the TSI assessment visit the College for All Texans website ( for more information or contact the college/university you are interested in attending.




  • Our district has access to TSI (Accuplacer) practice materials at
    • Once on the main page, click on the EBSCO ebooks and Learning Express icon.
    • It will take you to another page. Scroll down to High School and click on the EBSCOLearningExpress icon.
    • Enter the user name: j138903 and password: learn20!
    • Click on the Prepare for College icon and then click on the Get Ready for College Placement Tests link.
    • Use any of the links labeled “ACCUPLACER” to practice for the TSI exam.
    • When you click on one of the tests for the first time, you must REGISTER. Write down this username and password because you will need it each time you take a practice test.
  • You can also find other practice TSI exams online by typing in “TSI practice exams” in an online search engine. It would be to your benefit to practice prior to testing.