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TSIA (1.0) Assessment Requirements


TSIA (1.0) Completion Requirements

(Click here to view new TSIA2 Completion Requirements Effective January 11, 2021) 

A status of TSI Compliant or Exempt in Mathematics, Writing and Reading is required to receive in most degrees and some certificates of completion. To achieve this status, a non-exempt student must meet one of the following requirements for each skill area:

Mathematics

  • Meet the TSI Assessment with a minimum score of “350”
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in MATH 0362  
  • Earn a grade of “C” or higher in one of the following courses:
    MATH 1314   MATH 1316   MATH 1324   MATH 1325   MATH 1332  
    MATH 1342   MATH 2412   MATH 2413      
  • Students with a professionally diagnosed mathematics disability may contact Student Accessibility Resources on campus to discuss alternatives available for completion of the mathematics requirement.

Writing

  • Meet the TSI Assessment with an essay score of a least “4” and placement score of at least “340”;
    or
    with a placement score of less than “340” and ABE level of at least “4” and an essay score of at least “5”
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in INRW 0399  or ESOL 0312  
  • Earn a grade of “C” or higher in one of the following courses:
    ENGL 1301  or ENGL 1302  

Reading

In addition, to the requirements above:

  1. Students who passed a state approved TSI test in any skill area and were enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university prior to August 26, 2013 are TSI complete in the corresponding area.
  2. Students transferring from a regionally accredited college or university who have completed one or more of the above designated courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be considered TSI-satisfied in that curricular area. An official transcript from the transfer institution is required.
  3. Students whose previous Texas public college or university determined that they have met Minimum Passing Standards in Reading, Writing and/or Math are met in the curricular area(s) indicated but must develop and pursue an Academic Success Plan in any remaining area(s).

TSIA (1.0) Assessment

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Mathematics

TSI
ASSESSMENT
COURSE PLACEMENT
ALGEBRAIC NON-ALGEBRAIC

310 – 335
with ABE Diagnostic
Level 1 – 4

MATH 0090   MATH 0090  

310 – 335
with ABE Diagnostic
Level 5 – 6

or

336 – 339

Student can take#

  1. Credit‐NCBO Pair:
    MATH 1332  & MATH 0132 ** or
    MATH 1342 * & MATH 0142 ** or
     
  2. MATH 0361  

Student can take#

  1. Credit‐NCBO Pair:
    MATH 1332  & MATH 0132 ** or
    MATH 1342 * & MATH 0142 ** or
     
  2. MATH 0361  
340 – 349

Student can take#

  1. Credit‐NCBO Pair:
    MATH 1314  & MATH 0214 ** or
    MATH 1324 * & MATH 0224 ** or​
     
  2. MATH 0362  

MATH 1332 + or MATH 1342 *+

 
350 – 390

COLLEGE READY

MATH 1314  or MATH 1324 

 

 COLLEGE READY

MATH 1332  or MATH 1342 *

* TSI completion in Reading is required for enrollment in MATH 1342 
** MATH 0132 = 1 hour NCBO for MATH 1332
** MATH 0142 = 1 hour NCBO for MATH 1342
** MATH 0214 = 2 hour NCBO for MATH 1314
** MATH 0224 = 2 hour NCBO for MATH 1324
# Each campus will offer at least one of the listed options, but possibly not all
+ To successfully complete this course, students will be co-enrolled in a supporting non-course based option (NCBO-MATH 0111 )
 

 

Reading/Writing

TSI ASSESSMENT

COURSE PLACEMENT

READING

WRITING

310 – 337

and ABE Level 0 – 6

310 – 327

and ABE Level 0 – 6

and Essay 0 – 4

INRW 0090  
338 – 347

328 – 335

and ABE Level 4 – 6

and Essay 0 – 4

INRW 0399  + Approved Credit Course* +/- INRW 0112 **

* ENGL 1301 HIST 1302 HIST 1301 ,

PSYC 2301 , or SOCI 1301 

 
348 – 350

336 – 339
and Essay 0 – 4

or

≥ 340

and Essay 0 – 3

Approved Core Course* + INRW 0114**

* ENGL 1301 , HIST 1302 HIST 1301 ,

PSYC 2301 , or SOCI 1301 

 
351

340

and Essay 4

or

< 340

and ABE Level 4 – 6

and Essay 5

COLLEGE READY

** INRW 0112  and INRW 0114  are non-course based options (NCBO), just-in-time support that prepares the student for college-level work.

 

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

 

LISTENING

GRAMMAR/USAGE READING WRITING
Level 1 ESOL 0301  

ESOL 0304 

 

ESOL 0307 

 
ESOL 0310  
MEPT 26 – 38 MEPT 26 – 38 MEPT 26 – 38 MEPT 26 – 38
TSIA NA TSIA 310 – 319 TSIA

310 – 341

and ABE 3 – 6

TSIA

320 – 329

and ABE 1 – 3

and Essay 0 – 4

Level 2

ESOL 0302 

 

ESOL 0305 

 

ESOL 0308 

 

ESOL 0311 

 
MEPT 39 – 52 MEPT 39 – 52 MEPT 39 – 52 MEPT 39 – 52
TSIA NA TSIA 320 – 329 TSIA

342 – 348

TSIA

320 – 329

and ABE 4 – 6

and Essay 0 – 4

Level 3

ESOL 0303 

 

ESOL 0306 

 

ESOL 0309 

 

ESOL 0312 

 
MEPT 53 – 60 MEPT 53 – 60 MEPT 53 – 60 MEPT 53 – 60
TSIA NA TSIA 330 – 339 TSIA 349 – 350 TSIA

330 – 339

and ABE 1 – 6

or

340

and Essay 0 – 3

 

COLLEGE READY

ESL/ABE

MEPT 25 – below MEPT 25 – below MEPT 25 – below MEPT 25 – below

The above MEPT cut‐scores are intended to be a starting point for advising English Language Learners (ELLs). Advisors should consult the diagnostics from the TSIA in combination with the MEPT scores to advice students holistically.