NEW TSI Assessment
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-mandated program that applies to all students enrolling in Texas public colleges and universities for the first-time. Students are required to take the TSI assessment, if they are not exempt to demonstrate college readiness. The exemptions include: 1) achieving at or above the state exemption scores on ACT, SAT, TAKS, or STARR End of Course (EOC), 2) earned an associate or baccalaureate degree, or 3) completed college-level coursework at a private or independent institution of higher education or an accredited out-of-state institution of higher education.

The TSI Assessment is an instructional program designed to enhance the success of students in college-level courses. The program promotes the early diagnosis of basic skills in reading, mathematics (algebra & statistics), and writing, and mandates programs to ensure the success of students in higher education.

Based on how you perform you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

Before you take the TSI Assessment, you must participate in a Pre-Assessment Activity unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Angelina College provides the Pre-Assessment Activity and documents your participation. The activity includes the following:

  • An description of the approved exemptions;
  • An explanation of the importance of the TSI Assessment;
  • Practice test questions and feedback;
  • An explanation of all your developmental education options, if you don’t
  • meet the minimum passing standard; and
  • Information on campus and community resources that will help you succeed as a college student.


Navigation Questions for Pre-Assessment Activity and TSI Assessment
Find out if you need to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and the TSI assessment by answering the following questions and follow the links.

1. Have you completed the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and obtained a Completion Certificate?

If your answer is NO, continue to Step 1 by clicking here
If your answer is YES, continue to Step 2 by clicking here