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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

 

August 28, 2021

July 30, 2021

August 17, 2021

 

October 2, 2021

September 3, 2021

September 21, 2021

 

November 6, 2021

October 8, 2021

October 26, 2021  

The test will be held at LVHS.

December 4, 2021

November 4, 2021

November 23, 2021

The test will be held at LVHS.

March 12, 2022

February 11, 2022

March 1, 2022

The test will be held at LVHS.

May 7, 2022

April 8, 2022

April 26, 2022

The test will be held at LVHS.

June 4, 2022

May 5, 2022

May 25, 2022

The test will be held at LVHS.

 
*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  on October 13, 2021. 
 
We offer the test to Juniors.
 
 
 
                                      
 
 

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

 

September 11, 2021

August 6, 2021

 August 20,2021

 

October 23, 2021

September 17, 2021

 October 1, 2021

The test will be held at LVHS.

December 11, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19,2021

The test will be held at LVHS.

February 12, 2022

January 7, 2022

January 21,2022

The test will be held at LVHS.

April 2, 2022

February 25, 2022

March 11, 2022

The test will be held at LVHS.

June 11, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 20,2022

 

July 16, 2022

June 24, 2022

July 8, 2022

 

 
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, Library 
 
The TSI is offered at minimum twice per month at LVHS. Use this link below to schedule your TSI session. 
 
 
TSI College Ready Scores
(to begin taking freshman-level coursework without remediation coursework)
 
Instrument State English Language Arts & Reading Cut Scores State Math Cut Scores

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(Current exam)

945-990 with an Essay of 5-8

or

910-944 with a Diagnostic Level of 5-6 & an Essay of 5-8

950-990

or

910-949 with a Diagnostic Level of 6 

 

State Reading Cut Scores

State Writing Cut Scores

State Math Cut Scores

TSIA

(Prior to 01/11/2021)

351 or above

5 or higher on the Writeplacer with any score on the writing placement exam

or

4 on the Writeplacer with a 340 or higher on the writing placement exam

350 or above

 

 
 
 

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 scored at least 80% percent on the section for retesting and show proof to Ms. Watson (either print off or screen capture or show history) before being able to re-register for TSI session retakes.