Clifton Career Development School
What does it mean to be college ready?
College readiness means a high school student has the knowledge and skills necessary in English and Mathematics to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing post-secondary courses without the need for remediation.
What is the TSI?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is an assessment designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The test will determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE TSI TEST?
Students who do not meet one of the following exemptions must take TSI Assessment prior to enrolling.
You may be exempt from taking the TSI Assessment if you have:
1. ACT scores: English = 19, Math = 19, Composite = 23
2. SAT scores: Reading and Writing = 480, Math = 530
3. STAAR end-of-course (EOC): minimum score of Level 2 on English III exempts reading and writing (minimum scale score 2000), minimum score of Level 2 on Algebra II exempts math (minimum scale score 4000).
4. See institution for other exemptions
*ACT/SAT scores not older than 5 years and from same test date. TAKS scores not older than 5 years. Partial exemptions are allowed.
CHECK WITH YOUR HOME CAMPUS FOR DATES & TIMES OF CAMPUS TESTING
To prepare for the TSI test, visit the following websites and download the app:
EdgEnuity Test Prep to sign in just use your student ID (with the S at the front) and the password is X12345
Do I have to take all 3 parts of the exam? What are the passing standards?
Students must test only in areas not exempted or deemed not college ready. Every student is required to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) before taking the TSI Assessment.
The passing standards are as follows:
Writing - Essay score of 5, OR 4 with a multiple choice score of 363
*The test is un-timed. Students cannot bring calculators - they'll only be allowed to use the calculator app provided by the test. Students may retest at any time. However, between testing sessions, students MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF PREPARATION for the re-test. This can be in the form of online test prep or in-person tutoring.
What happens if I do not pass all sections?
You must enroll in a developmental course every semester (Fall/Spring/Summer I/Summer II) until you clear all three sections of TSI. Dropping a developmental course may result in a TSI violation. Talk to a college adviser before dropping any developmental course.
Wednesday, May 23
Final student day at Clifton for the 2017-18 school year.
Culinary Arts $5 lunches will return next school year. Thanks for dining with us!
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Clifton Career Development School 1519 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin, Texas 78752 Phone: (512)414-3614 Fax: (512)323-2646