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Test for College



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 29, 2020

July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 26, 2020

August 26, 2020

September 15, 2020

October 3, 2020

September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020

November 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020

March 13, 2021

February 12, 2021

February 23, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021

June 5, 2021

May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021

*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.

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

September 13, 2020

August 31, 2020


October 10, 2020

September 25


October 17, 2020

September 25


October 24, 2020

September 25


October 25, 2020

September 25


December 12, 2020

November 6

November 7–20

February 6, 2021

January 8

January 9–15

April 17, 2021

March 12

March 13–26

June 12, 2021

May 7

May 8–21

July 17, 2021

June 18

June 19–25

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:

 *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
310 -339 on TSI Writing Placement and 4 - 6 on ABE Diagnostic and a minimum of 5 on WritePlacer Essay
                                            SIGN UP TO TEST HERE 

TSI Retakes

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

*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.