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TSIA 2.0

What is the Texas Success Initiative? 

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is the statute that  requires all Texas public institutions of higher education to determine the readiness of all non-exempt, entering  undergraduate students to enroll in freshman-level  academic courses (see TEC, 51.336). Students are able to qualify for exemption by subject area in a number of  ways, including meeting college readiness benchmarks  on the SAT® or ACT®, or successfully completing a high  school College Preparatory Course. Undergraduate students who enter without an exemption  are required to take the Texas Success Initiative  Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2). 

Source: College Board

 

 

 

What is the Texas Success Initiative Assessment?


The Texas Assessment Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is the assessment instrument used to determine college readiness for non-exempt students, as required by the Texas Success Initiative. TSIA2 helps determine whether you’re ready for college-level coursework in English language arts and reading (ELAR) and mathematics. These are foundational subjects for your other college coursework. The results of TSIA2, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisers and counselors to place you in the appropriate courses that match your achievement level.

Source: College Board

 

TSIA Passing Standards


 

Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)


Per TAC Title 19, Rule §4.55, the Brownsville Independent School District is required to provide the PAA before the student is administered the TSIA2 and document the students' participation.

The topics listed below are covered in the PAA:

  • Importance of TSIA2 in your academic career and why doing well matters
  • Content of TSIA2, including sample test questions, key test preparation tools, and tips to get you ready for test day
  • Information about college readiness, developmental education courses, and corequisite options
  • Information about available campus and community resources, such as online tools and free workshops, that will help you prepare for TSIA2 and succeed as a college student

Currently, BISD uses The Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). Launched date March 1, 2022.

 

ACCUPLACER CERTIFICATE OF TEST ADMINSTRATION (ACTA)


The ACTA was designed to ensure that anyone who administers a test or is responsible for the training of those individuals who do, is familiar with the test administration guidelines and security protocols of the ACCUPLACER Program.

Training Materials for Site Managers

Training Materials for Proctor / Proctor-Reporter

ACTA for High School Proctors

F.A.Q.s about ACTA


RESOURCES


PROCTORING – HOW TO ADMINISTER AND RESUME A TEST SESSION

Video

PRE-REGISTRATION & VOUCHER – HOW TO PRE-REGISTER STUDENTS PRIOR TO TESTING & GENERATE VOUCHERS

Video

ROLES & REPORTS – THE LEVELS OF DATA ACCESS FOR USERS & THE TYPES OF REPORTS AVAILABLE

Video

BEST PRACTICES – BEST PRACTICES FOR SUCCESS

Video

GETTING STARTED TSI

TSI STANDARDS FLYER

TSI SEATING CHART

TSI TEST SECURITY FLYERS

MASS UPLOAD TEMPLATE

USER ROLES AND PERMISSION LEVELS

VERIFY WORKSTATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

HOW TO GENERATE VOUCHERS HANDOUT

ESCHOOL PLUS ADVANCED SEARCH FOR PRE-REGISTERING STUDENTS

​TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD (THECB)