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TSI Resources

This website was developed to provide Texas Success Initiative (TSI) resources to all who rely on assessment materials published by the colleges of DCCCD.

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program is required by state law to ensure students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level coursework. TSI includes a testing component designed to identify and provide information about a student's Reading, Writing, and Math skills. Students are expected to consult with the college TSI Coordinator in order to meet the TSI requirements.

  It is the intent of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that Texas public institutions of higher education use the flexibility and responsibility of TSI rules to improve individualized programs to ensure the success of students in higher education.   The colleges of the DCCCD make every effort to ensure that students have equal opportunity for success in their academic coursework. In order to facilitate their college readiness for such coursework, the colleges assess students with the TSI required assessment instrument and places them based on their assessment results. Students will be assessed on TSI Reading, Writing and Math, unless exempt from TSI test requirements.  

Catalog Resources

  • Cut Scores
  • Dr. Sharon Blackman's TSI PowerPoint Presentation (PPT __KB)
  • NCBO Chart
  • THECB FAQ's (PDF 873KB; Source: THECB Website)
  • THECB Memos
  • TSI Standards
  • State Requirements