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What the test is:

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 is a series of placement exams for Texas students enrolling in public colleges and universities. The TSIA2 is a computerized, multiple choice test that helps Texas schools determine whether or not students are ready for college-level courses. The TSIA2 covers the areas of reading, writing, and math.

What is on the test:

The TSIA2 covers the areas of reading, writing, and math. The Reading test assesses a student's ability to derive meaning from a passage of text and their ability to understand the meaning of words and phrases in both short and long passages. The Writing test evaluates your ability to edit and revise multi-paragraph text. The Math section of the exam tests a student’s knowledge in various areas of mathematics. Since this is a placement exam, there are no calculators allowed.

Cost of the test:

TSIA2 (TSI)- Complete Test ELAR (Reading and Writing) & MATH: $30.00

TSIA2 (TSI)- ELAR (Reading and Writing) & ESSAY: $15.00

TSIA2 (TSI)- Math Only: $15.00  

What do you need the test for?

Colleges use the test to assess your skill levels in reading, writing, and math. If a student shows proficiency in a subject, they will not have to take developmental courses and can start earning credits that count towards their degree right away.

Who to contact for more information:

For more information on the TSIA2, contact Tayna Elson Admissions at 254-968-9269 or elston@tarleton.edu

Students can also contact the TSI advisor MyLissa Parham at 254-968-1901 or myparham@tarleton.edu

Helpful resources:

More details on what each test contains can be found on the TSIA2 CollegeBoard website

CollegeBoard has helpful resources for students to use to prepare for the TSIA2 on their website

Ready to schedule in Stephenville?

To schedule your exam please visit our Stephenville Testing Center exam scheduling website and follow the directions to select the correct exam, date, and time. All availability can be found on the scheduling website.

Ready to schedule in Fort Worth?

To schedule your exam please visit our Fort Worth Testing Center exam scheduling website and follow the directions to select the correct exam, date, and time. All availability can be found on the scheduling website.