Texas Success Initiative
The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, is a program which determines the appropriate level of college course work for an incoming student. The TSI test consists of three separate exams: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.
Below are the proposed rules for GPISD for TSI:
- TSI should only be administered to students enrolling in dual credit classes during their high school career.
- Texas public universities may not accept TSI scores from high school if the students did not enroll in a dual credit class.
- TSI should not be administered to students before spring of their 10th grade year after registering for 11th grade dual credit courses.
- The exception to this would be students entering GPCI, ECHS, or another pathway that specifically offers dual credit courses before the students’ junior year.
- Within the exceptions listed above, TSI can only be administered to students in the semester or summer immediately preceding their enrollment in a dual credit course.
- Students should not attempt TSI more than 3 times in a semester.
- Student administrations must be at least two weeks apart.
The campus must provide meaningful intervention for the student before attempting the test again, regardless of the time between the attempts.
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