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TSIA2

TSIA2:Test Information:

 

What is the TSIA2 test?

Effective January 11, 2021 a new version of the TSI assessment (TSIA2) will be available. The TSIA2 is comprised of two tests:

·       Mathematics(Math): 20 multiple choice items

·       English Language Arts Reading (ELAR; formerly TSI Reading and Writing): 30multiple choice items and an essay section

What are the passing scores?

  • Mathematics: a College Readiness Classification (CRC) score of at least 950; or a CRC score of 910 to 949 and a Diagnostic level of 6.
  • English Language Arts Reading: a College Readiness Classification (CRC) score of at least 945 and an essay score of at least 5; or a CRC score below 945 and a Diagnostic level of 5 or 6 and an essay score of at least 5.

What can I do to prepare for the TSIA2?

The smartest thing to do is to dedicate several hours over a couple of weeks to refresh the math, reading, and writing skills that will be covered on the TSI assessment. Since many of the tested topics are taught as early as middle school, it has probably been several years since you worked on questions like these. Taking the time to refresh your skills and knowledge will help you get a higher score and ensure you are ready to begin college-level coursework. Here are resources available to prepare you:

·       TSIA2 Resource Library: Browse by subject area, level, and type of resource. On the right side of the page there is a Welcome box. Students taking the assessment for the first time, please click the “Enter Student Site” blue button. Students who are retaking the assessment, please enter your Learning Locator Code that can be found on your diagnostic score report that you received upon completion of your test

·       UH LAUNCH: contact for TSI-specific peer tutoring and review workshops.


How do I schedule my remote testing session?

The TSIA2 assessment is currently being offered remotely. There are two steps to sign up- please complete BOTH a TSIA2 Pre-Assessment and a TSIA2 Remote Request Form to receive a voucher code to schedule your test remotely.

1)  The TSIA2 Pre-Assessment (complete only the first time you take the TSIA2 for each subject area) Please click here for the TSIA2 Pre-Assessment.   https://www.tsipreview.com/welcome/university-houston

2)    The TSIA2 Remote Request form. You will receive an email with instructions to access your remote test.

Which option do I select for the TSIA2 assessment?

Please read the following options very carefully so you can register for the correct TSI Assessment.

I need to take the TSIA2 for the first time
Note: if you previously took the old version TSIA, but this is your first time taking the new version TSIA2, please select the “First Time” options.

·       I need to take BOTH the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) and Math tests for the first time. Please select option 01 - TSIA2 Complete Test ELAR &Math

·       I need to take ONLY the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) test for the first time. Please select option 02 - TSIA2 ELAR and Essay

·       I need to take ONLY the Mathematics test, either for the first time or any additional times. Please select option 03: TSIA2 Math

I need to re-take the TSIA2 again
Note: if you previously took the old version TSIA, but this is your first time taking the new version TSIA2, please select the “First Time” options.

·       I need to retake ONLY the ELAR Multiple Choice again. Please select option 04: TSIA2 ELAR Multiple Choice (Retest Only)     

·       I need to retake ONLY the ELAR Essay test again. Please select option 05:TSIA2 Essay (Retest only)

·       I need to take ONLY the Mathematics test, either for the first time or any additional times. Please select option 03: TSIA2 Math


I need to take the TSIA2 with accommodations:
If you are student with approved accommodations, please select the assessment you need as follows:

·       I need to take BOTH the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) and Math tests for the first time, with Accommodations. Please select option 06:Accommodated TSIA2 Complete Test ELAR & Math

·       I need to take ONLY the English Language Arts Reading test for the first time, with Accommodations. Please select option 07 - Accommodated TSIA2 ELAR and Essay

·       I need to take ONLY the Mathematics test, either for the first time or any additional times, with Accommodations. Please select option 08: AccommodatedTSIA2 Math

·       I need to retake ONLY the ELAR Multiple Choice with Accommodations againPlease select option 09: Accommodated TSIA2 ELAR Multiple Choice (Retest Only)           

·       I need to retake ONLY the ELAR Essay test with Accommodations againPlease select option 10: Accommodated TSIA2 Essay (Retest only)

 

How much are the testing fees?

The TSIA2 test fee is $10 per test and $25 for the remote proctoring .Your student account will be billed after completion of the test.

 

How do I know if I am exempt from taking the TSIA2 test?

Please review the UH TSI page for state-allowed exemptions.

 

I have already taken the TSI at another institution. How do I submit my TSI scores?

Please complete the TSI score release form.

You may sign up online @ https://testing.las.uh.edu