TSIA 2.0 Texas Success Initiative Assessment

TSIA 2.0 Testing at Odessa College

All public institutions of higher learning in Texas require that incoming students document compliance
with the Texas Success Initiative through an assessment or a qualifying exemption or waiver. The holistic
advising and placement scale is designed to support and accelerate entry into college-ready coursework.

Holistic Advising & Placement Chart | Exemptions & Waivers

On January 11, 2021, Odessa College began to administer the TSIA 2.0 in response to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) updates. Per THECB's college readiness classification scores, the holistic advising matrix below outlines uses the TSIA 2.0 scores combined with the student's prior academic success and history, as well as personal experiences and circumstances. This matrix is designed to supplement current placement practices and accelerate entry into college-ready coursework. TSIA 1.0 scores will remain valid for five (5) years from the test date.



Steps to Success for the TSIA 2.0

  1. Confirm with your Academic Success Coach that you are required to complete the exam and verify
    which sections you need. You are encouraged to view exemptions at this link (please link the
    holistic advising chart here).
  2. Please visit Pre-Assessment Activity to complete this activity before you arrive. You can find this
    pre-assessment at https://practice.accuplacer.org/login
  3. Print your completion confirmation page and bring it with you on your desired test date.
  4. You will need a photo ID for verification purposes and know your social security number.
  5. Once you begin the exam, you have 14 consecutive days to complete it. There is no need to
  6. You are welcome to visit our Testing Center Marketplace to pre-pay for your exam.

TSIA 2.0 Testing at Home

We offer the TSIA 2.0 completely online. All you need is a computer, a web cam and a high speed
Internet connection. No additional software is required prior to your testing session appointment. The
live online proctor will provide the necessary software to effectively proctor your test session remotely.
After the session is complete, your proctor will conclude the test session and remove any remote
proctoring software from your workstation.
Please note that this service will cost an additional $25.00 fee.

 Here are the steps to get started TSIA 2.0 Testing at Home:

  1. Visit the Testing Center Marketplace.

  2. Pay for the TSI Assessment. It will be $29.00 for 3 sections of the exam. If you have previously completed the TSIA and need to retest on a section please choose the appropriate box corresponding to your testing needs. If you are retesting one section it will be $10.00 and if you are retesting two sections it will be $20.00.

  3. Check your email. A testing voucher will be generated and emailed to you once payment has been confirmed and will contain further instructions. Please allow 24-48 business hours to receive your testing voucher.  

  4. Once you receive your testing voucher please visit Examity to schedule your exam. When utilizing Examity you cannot stop and resume your test session. You will have to complete the exam in one test session; however, you can take as long as you would like for that test session. 

How long does it take to complete the TSIA?

We encourage you to take your time and complete the assessment in sections so that you are able to do your best. There are 3 sections, Math, Reading and Writing, and each section takes about 1-1/2 hours to complete; however, that is only an estimation and solely depends on the testing candidates established pace. The test is not timed and you have 14 consecutive days from your start date to complete the exam. 

Where can I go to study for the TSIA 2.0 test?

There is a FREE TSIA Study App! It includes interactive practice test in arithmetic, elementary algebra,
college-level math, reading comprehension, and sentence skills. You can access the app from a
computer, tablet or smartphone. To get the free Web-based app, visit https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.

Additional study information can be found at the following study sites:

You can also access FREE TSIA 2.0 test prep by LRC tutors.
The LRC offers tutoring by appointment: LRCTutoring@odessa.edu or 432-335-6640

What if I have completed the TSI exam and did not score as high as I would have liked to?

Accuplacer offers a free study resource that is specialized to your comprehension level, refer to your TSIA Score Report and locate the TSIA 2 Learning Resources message. Follow the link and enter your Learning Locator Code to access the learning and practice materials. 

The LRC offers tutoring by appointment: LRCTutoring@odessa.edu or 432-335-6640

Testing Center Tips:

  1. The Testing Center is located in the SPUR Building, Suite 150.
  2. All test candidates must present a current photo ID for verification purposes during the check-in process.
  3. You will be provided a locker to store your personal items when completing your exam.
  4. We welcome you to park in any WHITE or YELLOW parking space located in the lot to the left of the Administration Building.