Dear Harmony School of Advancement Students, 

I hope all is well and you all are safe! The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This program also will help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level coursework if you are not ready. If you are an entering college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSIA—unless you are already exempt (read below)—to determine your readiness for college level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

Students scoring at or above the cut scores are considered “college ready” and eligible to enroll in any entry level college course (for example, English composition, history, government, or college algebra). Some college level courses require passing scores in more than one area.

Below are the passing cut scores for TSIA 2.0 as set by the state:

College Readiness Score of at least 950 or score below 950 and diagnostic level of 6 

College Readiness Score of at least 945 and essay of 5 or greater or a score below 945 and a diagnostic level of 5 or 6 and essay score of at least 5

A student shall be exempt from taking the TSIA if the student has:

* scored a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall exempt both Reading and Writing sections of the TSIA;
* scored a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the Math test shall exempt the Math section of the TSIA;
* taken the SAT administered prior to March 2016 and earned a minimum score (verbal critical reading + math) SAT score of 1070, with a minimum score of 500 on both sections;
* taken the SAT administered March 2016 and later and earned scores on the evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) assessment of 480, and a minimum score of 530 in Mathematics (no combined score needed);
* a TAKS scale score of at least 2200 on the math section and/or 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing subsection score of at least 3;
* Veterans, active duty personnel, and a student who is serving as and, for at least 3 years preceding enrollment, has served as a member of a reserve component of the U.S. armed services;
* Transfer from another institution having satisfactorily completed college-level coursework;
* or Enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (Level One certificates) at a public institution.

There will be several testing windows for the TSIA 2.0 through at the school year for free of charge for two subjects( ELAR and Math) and If you need to take a test for the second time you need to pay ( paid lunch students $10 for each subject, free/reduced lunch students $5 for each test).  Please fill out the form in order to take the test. If you need take the test for only one subject please indicate N/A for the other subjects. After submitting the form you will be given a voucher ID on testing day to take the test.

All students who are going to take the test need to be at the school no later than 08:50 AM.
The test will be between 09:00 AM and 01:00 PM.

All staff members and students are required to wear masks, particularly when they are within six feet of one another. Except when participating in activities that cannot be conducted with a mask on, such as eating, or it is not developmentally appropriate for the student to wear a mask.
All students will be required to take their temperature by no touching digital infrared thermometer before getting out of the car.

All students are expected to clean hands with hand sanitizer when entering the building.
On the test day, all students will report to the cafeteria and  will be informed what room they are going to report to. Only one student can leave the classroom at a time. Students must sanitize their hands multiple times throughout the day. You may bring a cardigan or sweater when you feel that the temperature is cold.

If you have any question please feel free to reach out Ms.Izol, Campus Testing Coordinator, at