SHS TSIA 2 (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) Information

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA 2) is a college readiness exam required for all Texas state schools.

If you have retaken the TSIA 2, please share those results with the SHS counselors.


Planning to take the TSIA 2? Be sure to:

  1. Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

           Student ID = provided by a counselor

This is the same Pre-Assessment for Tarleton State University and Ranger College.

  1. Forward your completion certificate to [email protected].
  2. Prepare on the free study app by the College Board and sign up for a new account.
  3. Bring $7 per section or $14 for ELAR & Math sections

More information.


Mathematics Placement

Reading Placement

Writing Placement & WritePlacer


College Ready Scores

950 - 990


910-949 & diagnostic level of 6


Type at least 500 words for the essay.

945 - 990 & essay 5-8


910-944 & diagnostic level of 5-6 & essay 5-8

TSI Scores prior to January 2021.

College Ready Scores




340 with a 4




Exemption Criteria


Composite of 23

before 2-15-23


Minimum of 19


Minimum of 19 (English)


Minimum of 19 (English)


Feb. 15, 2023 and after

Minimum of 22
English + Reading = 40 or above

March 2016 and after

Minimum of 530

Minimum of 480 (EBRW)

Minimum of 480 (EBRW)


If your scores do not meet the College Ready Scores, you will need to test again in that subject area in order to be eligible for college-level courses in a Texas state college.