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TSI Assessment Schedules

In order to accommodate as many students as possible on any scheduled TSI Assessment date, the exam will be administered according to the number of sections a student is required to take. There are four sections: Reading, Writing, Math, and Computer Skills Placement (CSP). The average length of time for the entire exam is 4-6 hours. Re-tests are $10.00 per section up to $40.00 for the entire retest.

Please note that it is possible for the reading, writing or math sections to branch into a diagnostic component or an ABE component depending on your scores.

READING:  24 initial questions, no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic questions OR 30 Adult Basic Education questions)

  • Reading score of 351-390 no additional testing= college level ready
  • Reading score of 342-350 will take the developmental diagnostic component/part
  • Reading score of 310-341 will take the Adult Basic Education component/part

WRITING:  20 initial questions, no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic questions OR 30 Adult Basic Education questions and/or type an essay of 300-600 words)

  • Multiple Choice score of 340+ with an Essay score of 4+ = College level ready
  • Multiple Choice score 340+ with an Essay score less than 3 will receive the diagnostic component.
  • Writing score of 310-339 will receive the Adult Basic Education component (If ABE score is 4+ will receive the essay)

MATH:  Approximately 20 questions- no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic question OR 40 Adult Basic Education questions)

  • Math score of 350-390 no additional testing at this time = college level ready
  • Math score of 336-349 will receive the developmental diagnostic component/part
  • Math score of 310-335 will receive the Adult Basic Education Diagnostic component/part

Mondays and Wednesdays students may check-in between the following hours:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. if the student is taking the entire exam. (All four sections - up to eight parts: Reading, Writing, Math and CSP)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for any combination of 4-5 parts (Writing and Math, Reading and Math, Reading and Writing etc.)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for any combination of 2-3 parts (Writing is counted as three parts, Math as two.)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. for Reading
  • 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. for Computer Skills Placement or College Level Math/ACCM3

Fridays students may check-in between the following hours:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. if the student is taking the entire exam. (All four sections - up to eight parts: Reading, Writing, Math, and CSP)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for any combination of 4-5 parts (Writing and Math, Reading and Math, Reading and Writing etc.)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for any combination of 2-3 parts (Writing is counted as three parts, Reading and Math as two each.)
  • 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 p.m. for Reading
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for Computer Skills Placement or College Level Math/ACCM3

Computer Skills Placement (CSP): 70 questions, 70-minute time limit. This section will cover:

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Please check the Test Center homepage for closures. Also, see the semester schedule on the homepage for extra test dates outside of the month of August.

No food, drinks, or calculators are allowed into the lab. ALL Cell phones MUST be turned completely off. (See Student Testing Policies for further policies.)

Please be aware that testing rooms are monitored by cameras and the computer screens are monitored as well.