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Frenship High School

TSI at Ninth Grade Center

Texas Success Initiative Assessment

Frenship High School offers the TSIA2 (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) to satisfy requirements set by post-secondary institutions to current FHS students.
 
**IMPORTANT NOTE -  It is recommended to prepare and take a practice exam prior to testing. Click on the Accuplacer Practice Application College Board link on the right side of this page for study resources.

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA2) test is designed to help determine if students are ready for college-level coursework in general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.  Incoming college students in Texas are required to take the TSI unless they are exempt through strong ACT or SAT scores.  For more information about the TSIA2 and to access student learning resources, you can go to https://tsia2.accuplacer.org/.  Click on Information for Students, then on Texas Resources. 

 

Texas Resources include:  

  • Access to the TSIA2 Web Based Study App
  • Student Brochure - Information for Students (prior to testing)
  • Student Brochure - Interpreting My Scores (after testing)
  • TSIA2 Sample Questions - ELAR and Mathematics (PDFs)
 

 

TSIA2 Fall 2022 Test Sessions at NGC
NEED TO ENTER DATE
**Must be exempt from all finals this day.
STUDENTS MUST SHOW BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEST:
1.  PROOF OF COMPLETION OF THE MANDATORY PRE-ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY (SEE TAB BELOW FOR LINK AND DETAILS) 
AND
2.  PHOTO ID (CAN BE MADE IN THE NGC OFFICE)
 

How to Register and Pay

To register and pay for a TSIA2 Test Session:

1.  Click on this link:  MySchoolBucks.
OR
  • Go to www.frenship.us (the district page, not FHS).
  • Select "Community".
  • Select "My School Bucks".
  • Click the "Visit Website" button.
 
2.  Already have a MySchoolBucks Account?
  • Log in and select your name.
  • Go to "School Store".
  • Select "Categories".
  • Select "Dues and Fees".
  • Select the desired date for the TSIA2 test session you want and add to your cart.  **Please note - dates are listed ALPHABETICALLY, so, for example April will be before January in the School Store pages.  Scroll through the pages to find the date you want.
  • Select the Test Section you want to take (one only per session).
  • Go to your cart and complete the payment.  Each test session is $10.00 and there are NO REFUNDS.
You must bring a photo ID and proof of completion of the Pre-Assessment Activity to your test session or you will not be allowed to test.
3.  Need to set up a new MySchoolBucks Account?
  • Click on "Sign Up Free".
  • Search for Frenship ISD, enter the required information, and then click on the "Create an Account" button.
  • Click "Continue to Add A Student".
  • Select the campus and click "Add Student".
  • Fill out the information and select "Find Student" and add the student to the account.
  • Go to "School Store".
  • Select "Categories".
  • Select "Dues and Fees".
  • Select the desired date for the TSIA2 test session you want and add to your cart.  **Please note - dates are listed ALPHABETICALLY, so, for example December will be before September in the School Store pages.  Scroll through the pages to find the date you want.
  • Select the Test Section you want to take (one only per session).
  • Go to your cart and complete the payment.  Each test session is $10.00 and there are NO REFUNDS.
You must bring a photo ID and proof of completion of the Pre-Assessment Activity to your test session or you will not be allowed to test.  
 
Prior to taking the TSIA2, you must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity. 
  • Go to this link:  Pre-Assessment Activity.
  • Create your account - **Use a PERSONAL email address, not your Frenship one.
  • Log in to your new account.
  • Select Texas Success Initiative 2.0 Pre-Assessment Activity and begin the five step process.
    • Select Frenship ISD as your testing site. 
    • Read information about the TSIA2.
    • Take both sample tests and familiarize yourself with the format of the test and the tools available for testing
    • Read about retesting opportunities.
    • Read about study apps and tutorials.
  • After you have completed, click Finish.
  • You will be able to download and print your certificate of completion.  You will receive an email containing the certificate of completion as well.  SAVE THIS INFORMATION!!!  You will be asked to present either the paper certificate/email or show the email on your phone EVERY TIME YOU TEST.  You will not be allowed to test without proof of completion.
  • You can also log in to this account to find links to practice tests to better prepare you for your TSIA2 session.  Select Accuplacer or Texas Success Initiative Assessments 2.0 (TSIA2) to begin.
  • You must bring a photo ID and proof of completion of the Pre-Assessment Activity to your test session or you will not be allowed to test.

On test day:

  • Get to your testing room as quickly as you can after the bell rings.
  • Bring your Photo ID - you will not be allowed to test without it.
  • Bring your proof of Pre-Assessment Activity completion - you will not be allowed to test without it.

 

Students may be exempt from taking the TSIA2 by:

  • SAT - Evidenced Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or higher and/or a Math score of 530 or higher (test taken on or after March 5, 2016) Scores are good for five years from date of test. 
  • ACT - a composite score of 23 with a 19 on the math and/or English Sections.  Scores are good for five years from date of test. 
  • If you did not take the SAT/ACT at FHS, you need to provide official scores to the Counseling Office.
 
NOTE:  If you participated in the Duke TIPS program during your 7th grade year, your SAT or ACT scores may exempt you from the TSI for Dual Credit purposes.  You must provide an official copy of your scores to the Ninth Grade Center counselor, Kristen Hudgens.
 
Passing TSI Scores (Old test - good for 5 years)

Math: 350

Reading: 351

Writing: 4 on the Essay with 340 on Writing Multiple Choice Placement OR a 5 or higher on the Essay 

 

Passing TSIA2 Scores

Math: CRC ≥ 950 OR CRC < 950 AND Diagnostic Level of 6

English: CRC ≥ 945 AND Essay Score ≥ 5 OR CRC < 945 AND Diagnostic Level of 5 or 6 AND Essay Score ≥ 5