Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

  • Judson ISD offers the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) for free to our students and is administered on a computer.  Students must pass the TSIA or earn a TSI exemption demonstrating college readiness in order to participate in most high school dual credit courses or to enter a Texas public college or university and take college-level coursework.  For more information, please contact your high school college counselor.

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    Passing Scores

    Subject

    Assessment

    Version

    Score Requirements for CCMR

     

    TSIA1

    Score ≥ 351 on Reading

     

     

     

     

     

    English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)

     

     

    TSIA2

    Score ≥ 945 on the ELAR College

    Readiness Classification (CRC)

    AND

    Score ≥ 5 on the essay

    OR

    Score < 945 on the ELAR CRC

    AND

    Score ≥ 5 on the

    diagnostic

    AND

    Score ≥ 5 on the essay

     

     

     

    Combination

    Score ≥ 945 on the ELAR CRC on the

    TSIA2

    AND

    Score ≥ 5 on the TSIA1 essay

    OR

     

    Score < 945 on the ELAR CRC on the

    TSIA2

     

    AND

    Score ≥ 5 on the diagnostic on the TSIA2

     

    AND

     

    Score ≥ 5 on the TSIA1 essay

     

     

     

    Mathematics

    TSIA1

    Score ≥ 350 on Mathematics

     

     

     

    TSIA2

    Score ≥ 950 on the Mathematics

    CRC

     

    OR

    Score < 950 on the Mathematics CRC

    AND

    Score = 6 on the diagnostic

     

     

    TSIA Exemptions

    A student shall be exempt from taking the TSIA if the student has:

    • scored a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall exempt both Reading and Writing sections of the TSIA;
    • scored a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the Math test shall exempt the Math section of the TSIA;
    • taken the SAT administered prior to March 2016 and earned a minimum score (verbal critical reading + math) SAT score of 1070, with a minimum score of 500 on both sections;
    • • taken the SAT administered March 2016 and later and earned scores on the evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) assessment of 480, and a minimum score of 530 in Mathematics (no combined score needed);
    • a TAKS scale score of at least 2200 on the math section and/or 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing subsection score of at least 3;
    • Veterans, active duty personnel, and a student who is serving as and, for at least 3 years preceding enrollment, has served as a member of a reserve component of the U.S. armed services;
    • Transfer from another institution having satisfactorily completed college-level coursework; or
    • Enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (Level One certificates) at a public institution.