# How much is the TSI test HCC?

## How much is the TSI test HCC?

What is the cost of the TSIA? The full TSI battery (math, reading, writing, and essay) costs \$29 or \$10 per section. How much time do I get to take the TSIA? The TSI Assessment is untimed.

## What does TSI testing stand for?

Texas Success Initiative

## What type of essay is on the TSI?

One challenging component of the TSI test is the essay question. You will be asked to write a persuasive essay on a controversial issue or an issue of current interest. The TSI essay will be evaluated on your organization, focus, development and support, sentence structure, and mechanical conventions.

## What is a good score for 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.

## Is the TSI hard to pass?

There are many students who don’t think the TSI is hard. Some say they only studied for a couple of hours for a few days and had great scores. But then again, if you don’t get properly prepared, the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) can be challenging and pretty hard to deal with.

## What if I fail the TSI test?

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.

## How many times can you retake the TSI?

Yes. You may retest at any time upon availability. You will need another test referral form (from your advisor or the college testing center). There is a retest fee of \$10 per section.

## How can I pass my TSI test?

Minimum passing scores for students currently entering college:Reading: 351 (scores can range from 310 to 390)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.

## Can I take the TSI at home?

You may test online at home on your computer for a \$25 fee. You must have access to a computer with a microphone and a webcam, as this is how the online proctor will monitor you as you test. Please complete the TSI Assessment Request Form and choose the online option. You may test at a local Texas community college.

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## How do I get exempt from TSI?

» SAT Testing on or after Ma: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) will exempt a student from both the TSI reading and writing requirements; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test will exempt a student from the TSI mathematics requirements.

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

The TSI Assessment costs \$29.

## 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 is on the math TSI?

The mathematics portion of the TSI test contains 20 questions. The test covers data analysis, geometry, and algebra on both intermediate and basic levels. Students are not allowed to use a calculator when taking a TSI assessment.

## What is TSI liable?

TSI Liable = you will be required to take the TSI Assessment in the area(s) for which you do not have an exemption; you must take the assessment or provide proof of exemption before you can enroll in classes.

## Who has to take TSI?

Why do I have to take TSI? 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.

## Why is the TSI test important?

The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help your institution determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Qualifying for a TSI Assessment exemption means that you can enroll in any entry-level college course without restrictions.

## What are the benefits of taking the TSI in a timely manner?

You are encouraged to complete TSI advising early in the semester. Attending a TSI advising session is an important step in preparing for registration. Doing so in a timely manner will allow you to partner with a TSI advisor to identify future developmental education needs.

## How does the TSI work?

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.