The State of Texas requires all students who attend a public institution of higher education to be assessed in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state legislated program designed to improve student success in college. The purpose of placement testing is to determine your current level of skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math. This information determines the most appropriate courses for your enrollment.
New TSI Assessment Requirement
Compass and Accuplacer will no longer be used for determining placement.
All students, unless considered TSI Complete, must take a complete assessment (TSI) prior to enrolling at LSCS. Enrollment in most college-level courses requires scores high enough to place into the college-level course or students will need to complete all appropriate developmental coursework with a “C” or better. For more information about standards for TSI complete and placement test scores, please review the LSCS Catalog.
This FREE three-hour workshop provides participants with an overview of computer-based placement testing, testing strategies, and information about each portion of the test, including sample questions and how tests are scored. Fill out a request by selecting a date below to reserve your seat.
Please check in at the Courtesy Counter in the Learning Center, 2nd floor of Bldg. C.
Part II: Sample Problems (1 hour)
Part III: Preparing for the Test (30 minutes)
||Contact LSC-Montgomery Admissions desk located in Bldg. C, 1st Floor|
|Step 2||Obtain a Test Ticket from an admissions specialist|
|Step 3||Pay for your test at the Business Office in Building E,1st Floor.|
|Step 4||Register for Test Prep and Placement Test by clicking on a date and time in the table below. Test Prep is not required but recommended. The Test Prep should be completed before TSI Assesment.
|Step 5||The"Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required before taking the TSI Assesment. The PAA is a 10 minutes video and should be completed in your MyLoneStar account.|
|Step 6||Come to the Testing Center with your Test Ticket, receipt and a photo I.D.|
|Step 7||The Complete TSI Assessment (noted as all parts on the test ticket) can be taken at the dates, times and locations on the back side of the test ticket. Students should allow at least four hours to complete this exam.|
|Step 8||Students needing to take only one or two sections of the placement exam should allow at least two hours to complete a single portion of the exam. Students can come to the Test Center to take the partial exam at any time the Testing Center is open and bring a test ticket, paid receipt and a photo I.D.|
For more information about TSI Assessment / Test Prep contact:
Learning Center Courtesy Counter: