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      TEA recognizes VV as one of the top 26 districts in the state and as one of the top 4 schools in the Valley. Congratulations!!!!     
      TEA recognizes VV as one of the top 26 districts in the state and as one of the top 4 schools in the Valley. Congratulations!!!!     
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TSIA2 Information

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

Note: An updated TSIA exam (TSIA2) launched on January 11, 2021. Please see the TSIA2 section below for more information.

 

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA or TSIA2) is the state-mandated placement test (Texas Education Code §51.3062) that Texas public institutions must use to determine a student's readiness for college-level courses. The purpose of the TSIA test is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, reading, and writing. You cannot "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors to determine your course selection and where you will be most successful.

 

The updated assessment includes the following enhancements:

  • Integration of separate Reading and Writing assessments to one English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) assessment
  • Students not meeting college readiness benchmarks will now have one diagnostic assessment
  • Free, online library of TSIA2 learning resources for instructional and practice materials that relate to the objectives of the assessments
  • Mathematics section:
    • College readiness classification assessment – 20 items
      • Quantitative Reasoning
      • Algebraic Reasoning
      • Geometric and Spatial Reasoning
      • Probabilistic and Statistical Reasoning
    • Diagnostic assessment – 48 items
  • ELAR section:
    • College readiness classification assessment 30 items
      • Literary text analysis
      • Informational text analysis and synthesis
      • Essay revision and editing
      • Sentence revision, editing, and completion
    • Diagnostic assessment – 48 items
    • Essay
  • New TSIA2 College Readiness Cut Scores
    • ELAR
      • CRC score of a 945-990 with an Essay of 5-8 or,
      • CRC of a 910-944 with a Diagnostic Level of 5-6 and an Essay of 5-8
    • MATH
      • CRC score of 950-990 or,
      • CRC score of 910-949 with a  Diagnostic Level of 6