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)
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)
MATH: Approximately 20 questions- no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic question OR 40 Adult Basic Education questions)
Mondays and Wednesdays students may check-in between the following hours:
Fridays students may check-in between the following hours:
Computer Skills Placement (CSP): 70 questions, 70-minute time limit. This section will cover:
How to interpret my scores.
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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.