Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
Students are required to complete an approved TSI exam prior to enrolling into college-level courses, unless exempted. (Exemptions) The TSI is required by Texas law to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level course work. TSI includes a testing component designed to provide diagnostic information about the reading, mathematics, and writing skills of each student. Acceptable TSI tests are THEA, ASSET, COMPASS, and ACCUPLACER. Here at TAMU-K, students have two choices to satisfy the TSI mandate, the THEA-offered by Academic Testing Services and the ACCUPLACER-offered out of the Center for Student Success. Again, these tests are Texas state mandated and we use the scores generated to determine whether academic enhancement classes are needed. (Placement guide table)
Students must register at least one day prior to the test date here. You may also pay with check, money order, or cash, again at least one day prior, in Jernigan Library, room 210 with Tony Ramirez.
The following links can be very helpful for studying prior to taking an Accuplacer test (Free)
Below link is basically for math; however, it includes other subject matter and is an awesome tutorial site-one you should check out!
ACCUPLACER® continues its tradition of excellence and innovation with the launch of the official ACCUPLACER study app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. For only $1.99, students can brush up on their skills and become familiar with the style and content of questions asked on an ACCUPLACER test.
- Interactive practice tests for ACCUPLACER Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills tests
- Immediate feedback and a detailed explanation of the correct response to multiple-choice question
- Watch a video demonstration of the iPhone app.
- You are encouraged to take advantage of the study app before they take the actual tests. Download and share the study app flyer (.pdf/1.39MB).
This link is an App that can be downloaded directly to your mobile phone and is relatively cheap:
Students must have their receipt and picture identification to take the test. The following are the available test dates/times available:
|May 24th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|May 31st, 2013||1:30 pm|
|June 7th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|June 14th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|June 21st, 2013||1:30 pm|
|June 24th, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|June 28th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|July 5th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|July 8th, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|July 12th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|July 15th, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|July 19th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|July 22nd, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|July 26th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|August 2nd, 2013||1:30 pm|
|August 5th, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|August 9th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|August 12th, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|August 16th, 2013||1:30 pm|
|August 19th, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
|August 23rd, 2013 (Hoggie Day)||8.30 am|
Regarding any questions, contact:
Center for Student Success(CFSS) : (361)-593-5800
This page was last updated on: May 23, 2013