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TSIA2 Assessment (TSI)

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Taking the TSI

Important information about taking the TSI

TSI Testing On A Limited Basis
You must have a photo ID to test or completed Student ID Form.
      1. Submit your Voucher Request Form. Please allow at least 2 business days to process, then you will receive an email about paying your invoice.
      2. Complete the required Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) . Forward/email your “Certificate of Completion: to  testingcenter@tvcc.edu
      3. If you haven’t already done so, complete your Application to TVCC at Apply Texas.
      4. Once notified, pay your testing invoice in your “My Cardinal Connect”  The cost of the TSIA2 is $35 for the entire test and $20 for an individual section.
      5. Once Steps 1-4 are completed, you will receive an email about scheduling your exam.
Please remember that there is an additional small charge if you test anywhere other than a TVCC campus. 
**If you allow your testing voucher to expire, you will need to purchase a new one to test.
OPTION 1 — Face-to-Face on campus by appointment only. We currently have spaces for students who need to test on one of the TVCC campuses in Athens, Palestine, or Terrell. When submitting your Voucher Request Form, please indicate TVCC Campus on the proctoring service section. Once you have completed all the required steps, you will receive an email that you are ready to call the campus of your choice and schedule your exam. 
OPTION 2 — Testing at another college/university campus (not TVCC)-- Many colleges who use the ACCUPLACER platform, offer remote testing for other schools. They will require a voucher issued from TVCC and created just for their school. If you have a school located near you, this is a convenient option for testing. Contact the Testing Center at that college/university and ask if they use the ACCUPLACER platform and if they accept remote testing vouchers. If this is your choice, please select that option on the Voucher Request Form and complete the required information. You will be invoiced by TVCC for the exam and once you test, your scores will come directly to us. Most schools charge a small fee and do not need to be in the State of Texas.
OPTION 3 — EXAMITY, the proctoring company used by ACCUPLACER is available to test from the comfort of your own home and they offer appointments 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This option is only available to  TVCC students with a student ID number. This may be a quicker option, if you are looking to test ASAP. Chromebooks, Mac books, and cell phones cannot be used for this type of testing, so please plan to use a PC with Windows OS. There is a small fee to use this service, but is available at any time.  Learn more about EXAMITY here. Check your system requirements at https://www.accuplacer.org/#/systemRequirement
OPTION 4 — ZOOM testing-- This is for current TVCC students only and will be a very, very limited number of appointments for this testing. Proctored by in-house personnel, there are only certain days available and start at 8:15 am. Chromebooks, Mac books, and cell phones cannot be used for this type of testing, so please plan to use a PC with Windows OS and Chrome Browser. Check your equipment by following these steps:
PLEASE NOTE — When you have paid your invoice and completed your Pre-Assessment Activity, please contact us by email-- dmilner@tvcc.edu , so that we can create your voucher. Instructions to testing with Examity or at another college/university will be listed on the voucher that is emailed to you from ACCUPLACER. Voucher information using On-Campus or Zoom will be sent to you via email from TVCC. Vouchers will not be honored after their expiration date.
***The entire test takes approximately 4-5 hours, so plan accordingly.
Testing Times— Examity Proctoring service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Face-to-face on campus — Office hours M-Th 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. By appointment only, except Terrell Main Campus testing.
Another college/university — times and dates vary. Contact information will be included on voucher.
Zoom service is only available on specific days by appointment at 8:15 am
Please note--You must complete the TVCC Pre-Assessment Activity before your test can be scheduled with all options.
There are 2 sections of the TSIA2: MATH and ELAR with Essay.
TSIA2 College and Career Readiness benchmark scores are:
  • MATH — 950 and above OR Below 950 & Diagnostic level 6
  • ELAR — 945 & 5 on Essay OR Below 945 & 5 on Essay & Diagnostic level 5-6


Posted Date:
11/2/2022 4:12:19 PM
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