TSI (Texas Success Initiative)

    The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.  This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level coursework.

    As of August 26, 2013, the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment was enacted for all Texas public colleges and universities.  Any new student who has not earned credit through college coursework prior to 8/26/13 or met a state-approved exemption is subject to the new TSI Assessment requirement.  Previous TSI approved tests (Compass, Accuplacer, THEA, and Asset) are no longer accepted.


    NOTE- You will NOT be able to take the TSI test without first completing the CISD Required Pre-Assessment Activity.  This activity will take approximately 30 minutes. 




    Complete TSI Pre-Assessment Activity




    After completing the Pre-Assessment Activity,

    Register for the the TSI Test by clicking on the link below

    Register for TSI Testing at the CCRC @ CHS


    Writing  - 340/4

    Reading - 351

    Math - 350 




    • Who must take the TSI Assessment?
      Unless otherwise exempt or waived, all degree-seeking students registering at a Texas public college or university must take the TSI Assessment. 
    • Why is the Pre-Assessment Activity required before taking the TSI Assessment?
      This activity reiterates the importance of the TSI Assessment, provides information about options if the minimum passing standard is not met, and also includes a practice test and feedback immediately upon completion.  The Certificate of Completion for this activity is required to take the TSI Assessment. 
    • When do I have to take the TSI Assessment?
      The assessment must be taken prior to enrolling in your first semester at any Texas public institution of higher education. 
    • What happens if I do not pass all three sections of the TSI Assessment?
      Student who initially fail to be placed at college level on a portion of the TSI cannot take a college-level course in the failed subject area until they complete the required developmental courses and/or retest. Dual credit students are not permitted to take developmental courses while in a high school program.