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Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Information

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Information

Placement Chart

 

SUBJECT

TSI Assessment

 

THEA

 

ACCUPLACER

 

COMPASS

WritePlacer or e-Write

READING

351

230

78

81

 

MATH

350

230*

63*

39*

 

ENGLISH

5 on essay**

220

80

59

6

 *Remediation not required but Math 0311/0312 to be taken prior to taking college level math 

**Or 4 on essay with objective score of 363     

The only state-approved placement test for students who have never completed a college course  and are not registered on or before August 26, 2013, is the TSI Assessment.  Students who have completed at least one college course or are registered on or before August 26, 2013, do not have to be reassessed.

Students may retake the TSI Assessment to determine readiness to perform freshman-level academic course work. Developmental coursework will be required of students who do not pass one or more sections of the assessment. Please visit with an academic advisor to determine TSI status and course of action.

TSI Exemptions

• ACT - a combined score of 23 or higher with a minimum of 19 on English and Math grants a full exemption. A combined score of 23 or higher with a minimum of 19 on English grants a partial exemption in English. A combined score of 23 or higher with a minimum score of 19 on Math grants a partial exemption in Math.

• SAT - a combined score of 1070 or higher with a minimum of 500 on both Critical Reading and Math grants a full exemption. A combined score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on Critical Reading grants a partial exemption in English; a combined score of 1070 or higher with a minimum score of 500 on Math grants a partial exemption in Math.

• TAKS - minimum score of 2200 on the English Language Arts with a minimum score of 3 on the writing subscore; 2200 on math. Scores must be no more than 5 years old.

• STAAR – End of Course (EOC) with a minimum score of 2000, Level 2, on the English III EOC shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment for both reading and writing; a minimum score of 4000, Level II, on the Algebra II EOC shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment for the mathematics section for a period of 5 years from the date of testing.

• Associate or Baccalaureate degree graduates from an accredited institution of higher education.

• Transfer students from private or independent institutions of higher education or an accredited out-of-state institution and who have satisfactorily completed college-level course work as determined by the receiving institution.

• Certificate students enrolled in programs of one year or less or if enrolled only in a certificate program are required to test, but receive a temporary waiver from developmental courses.

• Transfer students who have met college readiness standards

• A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or member of the armed forces reserve and has been serving for at least 3 years preceding enrollment

• A student who, on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, or the Texas National Guard or a member of the armed forces reserve

Waived Level One Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in any waived program are waived from the requirements of the ACC Developmental Education
Plan. Course prerequisites will apply. Students concurrently enrolled in an active Associate Degree or Level Two
Certificate program are not eligible for this waiver. Eligible certificates include:
       

Basic Law Enforcement Academy   

Emergency Medical Technology

Child Develop/ Early Childhood       

Industrial Design Technology

Child Develop/ Early Child. Adm.

Management

Computer Information Technology

Office Assistant

Computer Info. Tech. Networking

Paralegal

Correctional Administration

Pharmacy Technician

Correctional Science

Process Technology

Court Reporting Scopist

Radio/Television Broadcasting

Crime Scene Technician

Substance Abuse Counseling

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Management

Texas Peace Officer

Vocational Nursing (LVN)

Emergency Medical Technician -

 Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Attendance - Developmental Courses

Students who fail any section of the TSI Assessment, must enroll and attend a developmental course for at least one of the failed sections until all sections are passed. Developmental courses must be completed with a grade of “C or higher”.

Students may not drop or withdraw from their only developmental course.

TSI Developmental Sequence

Students complete their TSI obligation for any of the three subject areas (reading, writing, and mathematics) when one
of the following sequences is completed:

1. The student passes the TSI Assessment.

2. The student passes the developmental course sequence for the area failed with a “C or higher”.

Contact Information

Testing Center 
Building A, Room 138 
Phone: 281.756.3526 or 281.756.3531 
Fax: 281.756.3843 
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

Contact Us

Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

Pearland Campus

Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

Continuing Education

Telephone: (281) 756-3787
CE E-mail: cewd@alvincollege.edu

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