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TSI Testing at the CISD


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. 

Step One

Complete TSI Pre-Assessment Activity

CISD Required Pre-Assessment Activity

Step Two

Email Mrs. Barge at to schedule a testing appointment. 

Scores Required by Collin College for Admission into College Level Math and ELAR Courses


910-944 / Diagnostic: 5-9 / Essay: 5-8

945-990 / Diagnostic: None / Essay: 5-8


910-949 / Diagnostic 6

950-990 / Diagnostic: None


TSI Sample Questions

TSI Assessment Student Information Brochure

TSI Math Sample Questions

TSI Writing Samples

TSI Practice Test - College Board

Career And Technical Education Methods Of Administration (MOA)

Frequently Asked Questions about the TSI Assessment