Texas Success Initiative

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program that requires students to be assessed in reading, writing, and math skills prior to enrolling in a Texas public institution and to be advised based on that assessment. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has approved the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) offered by the  College Board as the only acceptable assessment instrument for entering students. The assessment or the results of the assessment are not a condition of admission, but a condition of registration at TAMU-CC.

As of January 11, 2021, the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) will replace the original TSIA. Scores for both the original TSIA & TSIA2 will be valid for 5 years from the examination date. The TSIA2 now combines reading and writing into a singular section identified as the English language arts reading (ELAR) section. The mathematics section continues as a section for the TSIA2.