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TSI Assessment

Many students that will attend Blinn College will need to have their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics assessed prior to enrolling in college level coursework.  As of August 26, 2013 Blinn College will use the TSI Assessment (TSIA) to determine the proper placement in coursework based on the student’s skills in the respected area. 

The TSI ASSESSMENT is an untimed computerized test to be taken in three sections:
(Full testing can take up to 4-5 hours)

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing

Where necessary, you may be given an additional diagnostic test in a particular subject.  This test is designed to provide more detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses. This will allow advisors to place the student in the proper coursework to enable the student to be successful in their academic pursuits. 

  • For more information on the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) or to view TSI exemptions (Do I need to take a placement test?)

Taking the Test
In order to take the TSIA, students will first need to choose the campus in which they will test and take a pre-assessment activity (PAA):  

Students with Disabilities:
If you have a documented disability and need test accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services before scheduling your assessment.