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TSI Testing Information for May

March 29, 2019


TSI Testing Information


TSI Test Day: May 16, 2019

Who is Testing: all sophomores and any Junior or Senior who needs and requests a retest.

What test will be taken: Reading, Writing, Math.

Cost: Newcastle ISD will pay for the first administration of this test.  It is $15 for one test or $30 for multiple test. All sophomores will not have to pay for their test. If your child fails a test and must retest before attending college, they will pay for retesting.  

Needed Equipment: Make sure Chromebook is charged and ready for the day.  Bring your charger just in case it is needed.

If RETESTING: Bring a check made out to Ranger College.  $15 for one test; $30 for more than one test.


Testing Information

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) was instituted by the Texas Legislature and is a program of diagnostic testing and developmental instruction designed to improve student success rates in Texas colleges. Entering college students are required to meet established minimum standards on assessment tests in math, reading, and writing. Those students who do not meet these standards are required to enroll in appropriate developmental courses designed to improve their academic skills and prepare them for college-level courses.

Incoming Texas college students are required to take the TSI Assessment (unless they are exempt; see below) **Students who do not place college ready in one or all parts (English, mathematics, reading, and writing) of a TSI exam must enroll in an appropriate developmental education course before the student may enroll in a credit-bearing course for the subject in which he/she did not meet state standards.


Pre-Assessment Activity:  We will do this as a class prior to testing day.

Students must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to taking the TSI Assessment.  

Students will be instructed to provide an email address to send their certificate of completion to. Students should print this certificate and bring this on testing day.

Students will not be allowed to test without proof of completion.

Studying for the TSI

Students are strongly encouraged to study prior to taking the TSI for accurate placement.

Each student has been placed in a tutoring class for TSI title Class of 2021 in Apex Learning.


If you are retesting, you will need to see Mrs. McMillan for the sections you need to retest.  You will need to pay for your test before testing day. Retesters make checks payable to Ranger College.


Test Day: May 16, 2019

If you have any questions, see Mrs. McMillan between 10:00am and 12:20pm.


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