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The ACT and SAT exams are required by most but not ALL colleges. The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, is a program, which determines the appropriate level of college course work for an incoming student. Read below for more information about the TSI, SAT, ACT, and other tests. 

 

For 4-year Universities (4-year bachelor's degree) a student will need to take either the SAT or ACT.  The college does not have a preference, but the student will.

 

Here is a chart of the differences between the two tests:

 
SAT TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE* SAT SCORE RELEASE DATE* SAT EASY SCORE RELEASE DATE*
8/24/2019 7/24/2019 8/11/2019 9/16/2019 9/18/2019
10/5/2019 9/5/2019 9/23/2019 10/18/2019-10/24/2019 10/29/2019
11/2/2019 10/2/2019 10/20/2019 11/15/2019-11/21/2019 11/26/2019
12/7/2019 11/7/2019 11/25/2019 12/20/2019-12/26/2019 12/31/2019
3/14/2020
2/13/2020
2/24/2020 3/27/2020-3/31/2020 4/5/2020
5/2/2020 4/2/2020 4/20/2020 5/15/2020-5/21/2020 5/26/2020
6/6/2020 5/6/2020 5/23/2020 7/15/2020 7/15/2020
 
*If you mail in your late registration (rather than register online or by phone), the deadline is a week earlier.
**Although the College Board has confirmed SAT test dates for 2019-20, it has yet to confirm all of the SAT registration and score release dates. The SAT registration and score release dates in the chart above are estimates based on our analysis of the patterns of previous testing years.
 
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We will be administering the PSAT at La Vega High School 
 
We offer the test to all Juniors as well as Freshman & Sophomores that are in our AVID program.
 
 
 
                                      
 
TEST DATE DEADLINE LATE DEADLINE ONLINE SCORE RELEASE*
9/14/2019 8/16/2019 9/1/2019 9/24/2019; 10/10/2019
10/26/2019 9/27/2019 10/13/2019 11/12/2019; 11/26/2019
12/14/2019 11/8/2019 11/25/2019 12/24/2019; 1/7/2020
2/8/2020 1/10/2020 1/17/2020 2/18/2020; 3/3/2020
4/4/2020 2/29/2020 3/16/2020 4/14/2020; 4/28/2020
6/13/2020 5/8/2020 5/25/2020 6/23/2020; 7/7/2020
7/18/2020 6/19/2020 6/29/2020 7/28/2020; 8/11/2020
*The first date is when multiple-choice scores come out, and the second date is when complete scores become available
 
The TSI is not a pass or fail exam, but a placement exam to determine what level of college coursework a student will need to take.  It is typically the entrance exam for community college or technical college.
The 3 sections involved in the TSI are Reading, Writing, and Math.  
 
 
P.A.A. Pre-Assessment Activity Video

The TSI P.A.A. (Pre-Assessment Activity) needs to be completed before taking any sections of the TSI:
https://www.tsipreview.com/welcome/lavegaindependantschooldistrict

 *choose La Vega Independent School District 

 
TSI Testing Schedule at LVHS, Room 401
 
 
TSI College Ready Scores
(to begin taking freshman-level coursework without remediation coursework)
 
Reading - 351 or higher
Math - 350 or higher
Writing - 
340 - 390 on TSI Writing Placement and a minimum of 4 on WritePlacer Essay
OR
310 -339 on TSI Writing Placement and 4 - 6 on ABE Diagnostic and a minimum of 5 on WritePlacer Essay
 
 
 
 

TSI Retakes


If you have been unsuccessful at a section of TSI you will need to provide proof of TSI prep, through this site:

https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login

*You will need to have successfully answered at least 9 out of 12 show proof to Ms. Watson (either print off or screen capture or show history) before being able to re-register for TSI session retakes.