College readiness assessments
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires that all students entering a public state college take a TSI assessment to determine their readiness for college-level work.
For more information, see the following:
Students that score well on the ACT or SAT may qualify for an exemption and do not have to take a TSI assessment. For more information and a compete list of exemptions, see the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.
PSAT and SAT
The PSAT and SAT are two tests designed to measure college and career readiness. When students do well on these tests they can qualify for academic recognition programs and increase their chance of getting a scholarship.
For more information about these tests and the benefits of taking them, visit the PSAT and SAT page.
Preparing for the PSAT and SAT
Students can prepare for success by taking advantage of Khan Academy and district boot camp events. Some top scoring students may also have the option to participate in one of our invitation-only test prep programs.
We have partnered with Khan Academy to provide personalized study plans to students based on their PSAT scores.
Find out more about this free online resource and how students should set up and link their accounts to maximize potential on the Khan Academy instructional resource page.
PSAT/SAT Boot Camps
We offer free boot camps in the fall and spring to help students learn techniques for answering test questions and preparing for the PSAT and SAT. Students take a pre- and post-test as well as attend two boot camp sessions a week.
Registration for Spring Boot Camps sessions begins Aug. 13. See the PSAT/SAT Boot Camp page for more information.