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TSI Information and Registration




The TSI - Texas Success Initiative - is a required test for both dual credit courses as well as entrance into most Texas junior colleges.


The TSI Assessment (TSIA2) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help your college or university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment - unless you are already exempt (read below) - to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses. Students enrolled in dual-credit must show college readiness (i.e. pass the TSI), since these courses are qualified for college-credit. 

The TSI is untimed, however, the CHS testing site will only be open from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Times for senior only sessions vary - see below.  If a student does not finish the test in that time frame, they will save their work and must continue on the next scheduled CHS testing date.

PRACTICE -  Go to the websites below for practice resources and tutorials for the TSIA2.

(no username/password needed - click on "Enter Student Site" OR enter your Learning Locator Code on your score report after testing)


COST - $5.00 per section (math, reading/writing) or $10 for both sections.

If you are on free/reduced lunch, there is no payment required to test.


Students MUST arrive 15 prior to test and bring the following items to the test site or they will NOT be allowed to test:

  • Picture ID (school ID or DL)
  • Payment (cash or check)
  • PAA certificate (complete by clicking the link below) 
  • Charged LISD Chromebook

 CHS TSI testing dates: (registration will close on the Thursday prior to the test date)

  • Friday, August 12
  • Saturday, February 4
  • Saturday, March 4
  • Saturday, April 1


 Texas Tech and South Plains College are both TSIA2 testing sites as well.  See their web pages for testing dates & registration details.

Students, if you need the TSI prior to the spring semester dates listed, please contact Mrs. Loafman directly (main office or email) to set up a possible individual testing session.







  • To access the PAA, the student must create an account for the Practice APP if one has not been previously created. 
  • After successfully logging in, the student will select TSIA2-PAA to access the PAA.
  • The student will select “Begin Pre-Assessment Activity” to proceed to
    Step 1.
  • Student will receive a copy of PAA completion certificate via email or can click link to download PAA completion certificate and present to test administrator.