TSI Assessment

Student in the Sadler Health and Science Complex

Important: New TSIA 2.0 Effective January 11, 2021

The THECB (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board) has approved the release of the new TSI 2.0 effective January 11, 2021. All students testing January 11th and onward for the TSI exam will need to take the new version of the TSI exam.

Learn more about TSIA 2.0

What is the TSIA2 Assessment?

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (“TSIA2”), a redesign of the original Texas Success Initiative Assessment (“TSIA1”), is part of the Texas Success Initiative enacted by the Texas State Legislature and was designed to assess test takers’ readiness for college-level coursework in the general areas of English language arts and reading (ELAR) and mathematics.

All new degree-seeking students are required to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2). The purpose of the exam is to assess your academic ability in order to identify the best course sequence for you.

Your TSIA2 exam scores will determine your entry-level for the subjects of reading, writing, and math.

Learn more about your TSI score

Exemptions and Waivers

Some students, such as certificate-seeking or dual credit students, may be exempt from taking the TSIA2 exam. Check out our Exemptions and Waivers page to see if you qualify for an exemption from the TSIA2 exam.

Learn more about Exemptions and Waivers

TSIA2 Resources

BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE WRITING CENTER RESOURCES

View study resources provided by the Brazosport College Writing Center.

Check out the Writing Center TSIA2 Resources

ACCUPLACER STUDENT PORTAL

View study resources or check your TSI/TSIA2 scores on the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.

TSI/TSIA2 ACCUPLACER STUDENT PORTAL

RELEASING TSI/TSIA2 SCORES TO BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE

Did you take the TSI/TSIA2 at another college? Use this form so that Brazosport College can retrieve your TSI/TSIA2 scores and add them to your account.

RELEASING TSI/TSIA2 SCORES TO BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE

NEED YOUR TSI/TSIA2 SCORES SENT TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION?

Brazosport College does not send TSI/TSIA2 Individual Score Reports to other institutions. You may select one of the following options below if you need to share your TSI/TSIA2 scores with another Institution.

Please select your option:

Option 1: ACCUPLACER Student Portal

  1. Log on to accuplacer.org
  2. Click on Information for Student
  3. Click on Your Accuplacer Score Report
  4. You will need the following information that was used when you tested: Student ID, Name, Birthday, Location of where you tested. You will request scores to send to your email.
  5. When you receive the email and open it, there is a button that says Send Scores.  You may enter up to 3 schools.  If you need to send your scores to additional institutions, you will repeat the process.

Option 2: Brazosport College Transcript

You may request your Brazosport College Transcript be sent to the institution you plan on attending via the Office of Admissions and Registrar website. Your TSI/TSIA2 scores will be reported on your transcript.

Option 3: Cross Institutional ISR Reporting

Contact the Institution's Testing Department and ask if they may retrieve your TSI/TSIA2 scores from ACCUPLACER's Cross Institution ISR Reporting tool.

We are providing remote testing where you may choose to take the exam either via a service called Examity or through Zoom with a Brazosport College proctor. Both will virtually proctor the TSIA2, an ACCUPLACER approved exam.

Your computer will need to meet specific requirements, so you must follow the registration steps for online testing listed below carefully.

Choose how you would like to take the exam:

Register to take the exam On-Campus

Step 1: Complete pre-assessment requirements


Obtain a Student ID Number

You must have a student ID number to register. This is obtained by completing the Brazosport College application at applytexas.org. Please allow 1-2 business days for application processing.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete the REQUIRED Pre-Assessment Activity. This must be complete BEFORE you make payment.

Please Note: You will NOT be permitted to test until the Pre-Assessment Activity is complete.

Request Needed Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the TSIA2 Exam are available for on-campus testing. We ask that you request accommodations as early as possible for consideration. Please review the Disability Services page for more information.

For additional information on special accommodations, contact Phil Robertson, Brazosport College's Disability Counselor.

Study Resources

  • Receive free one-on-one tutoring in the Student Success Center
  • Need help with Algebra? We have resources to help you beef up your skills. We suggest creating an account and logging into access to take advantage of our Algebra Modules.
  • Want practice questions? Download Sample TSIA2 Study Questions and Study App.
  • Get help writing essays for the writing portions by using the WritingPlacer Guide loaded with Sample Essay Questions and more!
  • Free ACCUPLACER Test Prep with Mometrix.
  • IXL is a personalized learning tool. Select the Ninth-Twelfth grade level Math and/or Language Arts.

Step 2: Obtain a TSIA2 virtual test voucher

Submit the Registration Form & Pay Assessment Fees

You will need to submit the TSIA2 Virtual Registration Form and payment for the exam fee of $29. 

You may use a debit/credit card to make a payment. If you do not have a debit/credit card, we recommend purchasing a Visa Gift Card.

Register for an On-Campus TSIA2 Exam

Step 3: Take your test on your scheduled test date


On the day of the test:

  • You must have completed the Pre-Assessment Activity.
  • You must have a photo ID. Please leave all other belongings in your vehicle, if possible.
  • We ask that you wear a mask, if you have not been fully vaccinated, during the entire duration of your test.
  • All cell phones must be powered off and will be secured by testing personnel.
  • Please review the Testing Center Policies.

When you arrive on campus to take your test:

  • The day of the test you will enter W. Gator Drive (the entrance closest to the railroad tracks).
  • Park in the green parking lot (behind the Sadler Health building)
  • Follow the testing signage to the test location in room F102. Please use the BC Map as a guide to help you locate the parking lot and test location.
  • We ask that you wear a mask, if you have not been fully vaccinated, during the entire duration of your test.

After you have completed the test:

Once you have completed your TSIA2 exam, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day). You may check your results via the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.

Please monitor your TSIA2 college-readiness classification in your myBC account and proceed to the next step in the Enrollment process.

Once you have completed your TSIA2 test, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day).

Please monitor your TSIA2 college-readiness status in your myBC account and contact a Counselor for your next enrollment step. If you are in high school, please contact your Dual Credit Counselor.

You may enroll in college-level courses with the following scores:

  • ELAR (Reading and Writing): CRC 945 AND Essay 5 or CRC less than 945 and Diagnostic Level of a 5 or 6 and at least a 5 Essay
  • Math: CRC 950 or below 950 and Diagnostic Level 6

Questions about your TSIA2 scores? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Register to take the exam via Examity

Step 1: Check your computer requirements

Brazosport College is using a service called Examity, which proctors the TSIA2 Exam virtually. You may take the TSIA2 at home by using your personal computer. Your computer will need to meet specific requirements to carry the test remotely.

To check if your computer meets those requirements, you'll need to complete a home computer system for Examity and ACCUPLACER.

1. Examity Computer Requirements: https://prod.examity.com/systemcheck/check.aspx.

Unfortunately, Examity does not support the use of tablets and Chromebooks.

2. ACCUPLACER Computer Requirements: https://www.accuplacer.or/#/systemRequirement.

The ACCUPLACER diagnostic tool will let you know if your computer meets the requirements by indicating a "PASS" or "FAIL" for each category. All system categories will need to "PASS" for you to continue to Step 2.

For questions regarding the requirements, you may contact Examity at 877-238-0245 or support@examity.com.

Step 2: Complete pre-assessment requirements

Obtain a Student ID Number

You must have a student ID number to register. This is obtained by completing the Brazosport College application at applytexas.org. Please allow 1-2 business days for application processing.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete the REQUIRED Pre-Assessment Activity. This must be complete BEFORE you make payment.

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be permitted to test until the Pre-Assessment Activity is complete.

Request Needed Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the TSIA2 Exam are available for on-campus testing. We ask that you request accommodations as early as possible for consideration. Please review the Disability Services page for more information.

For additional information on special accommodations:

Study Resources

  • Receive free one-on-one tutoring in the Student Success Center
  • Need help with Algebra? We have resources to help you beef up your skills. We suggest creating an account and logging into access to take advantage of our Algebra Modules.
  • Want practice questions? Download Sample TSIA2 Study Questions and Study App.
  • Get help writing essays for the writing portions by using the WritingPlacer Guide loaded with Sample Essay Questions and more!
  • Free ACCUPLACER Test Prep with Mometrix.
  • IXL is a personalized learning tool. Select the Ninth-Twelfth grade level Math and/or Language Arts.

Step 3: Obtain a TSIA2 virtual test voucher

Submit the Registration Form & Pay Assessment Fees

You will need to submit the TSIA2 Virtual Registration Form and payment for the exam fee of $29. 

You may use a debit/credit card to make a payment. If you do not have a debit/credit card, we recommend purchasing a Visa Gift Card. 

Register to take the TSIA2 Assessment

The TSIA2 Assessment is free for all upcoming dual credit sophomore, junior, and senior (until their spring semester) high school students.

Check Your Email for Updates

Please allow the Assessment Center 1-2 business days for your registration to be processed.

During this time, you may receive an email from Brazosport College, indicating if we had any issues with your registration. It's vital that you are checking your email. The sooner we can clear up any problems with your registration, the sooner we can issue you a test voucher.

Once processed, you will receive an email from ACCUPLACER with your TSIA2 Voucher number and steps to setup an Examity account so you can schedule a date/time to take your TSIA2 exam.

Please note that your test voucher is valid for 60 days from the generated date. If expired, you will need to pay for a new test voucher.

Step 4: Take your TSIA2 Assessment on your scheduled test date

When it’s time for your appointment:

  1. Sit in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed while testing.
  2. Clear a workspace for your monitor, mouse, keyboard, blank scratch paper, and pencil. All other items must be removed from your table/desk.
  3. Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation.
  4. Be sure to have your photo ID ready. You will need to show it to your proctor.
  5. Join your proctor following the steps provided in the email confirming your TSIA2 Exam test date. It will contain the meeting ID, password, and any other information necessary to join the virtual testing room.

Once you have completed your TSIA2 test, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day).

Please monitor your TSIA2 college-readiness status in your myBC account and contact a Counselor for your next enrollment step. If you are in high school, please contact your Dual Credit Counselor.

You may enroll in college-level courses with the following scores:

  • ELAR (Reading and Writing): CRC 945 AND Essay 5 or CRC less than 945 and Diagnostic Level of a 5 or 6 and at least a 5 Essay
  • Math: CRC 950 or below 950 and Diagnostic Level 6

Questions about your TSIA2 scores? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Register to take the exam via Zoom

Step 1: Check your computer requirements

Brazosport College is offering the option to take the TSIA2 virtually, proctored by college staff via Zoom. You may take the TSIA2 at home by using your personal computer. Your computer will need to meet specific requirements to carry the test remotely.

To check if your computer meets those requirements, you'll need to complete a home computer system check for Zoom and ACCUPLACER.

Please complete these steps BEFORE your testing appointment:

  1. Download and install Zoom by visiting www.zoom.us/download.
  2. To check that Zoom was set up correctly, visit www.zoom.us/test. Please use the option to join with video.
  3. Check that your computer can run ACCUPLACER by visiting www.accuplacer.org/#/systemRequirement.

Step 2: Complete pre-assessment requirements

Obtain a Student ID Number

You must have a student ID number to register. This is obtained by completing the Brazosport College application at applytexas.org. Please allow 1-2 business days for application processing.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete the REQUIRED Pre-Assessment Activity. This must be complete BEFORE you make payment.

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be permitted to test until the Pre-Assessment Activity is complete.

Request Needed Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the TSIA2 Exam are available for on-campus testing. We ask that you request accommodations as early as possible for consideration. Please review the Disability Services page for more information.

For additional information on special accommodations, contact Phil Robertson, Brazosport College's Disability Counselor.

Study Resources

  • Receive free one-on-one tutoring in the Student Success Center
  • Need help with Algebra? We have resources to help you beef up your skills. We suggest creating an account and logging into access to take advantage of our Algebra Modules.
  • Want practice questions? Download Sample TSIA2 Study Questions and Study App.
  • Get help writing essays for the writing portions by using the WritingPlacer Guide loaded with Sample Essay Questions and more!
  • Free ACCUPLACER Test Prep with Mometrix.
  • IXL is a personalized learning tool. Select the Ninth-Twelfth grade level Math and/or Language Arts.

Step 3: Obtain a TSIA2 virtual test voucher

Submit the Registration Form & Pay Assessment Fees

You will need to submit the TSIA2 Virtual Registration Form and payment for the exam fee of $29. 

You may use a debit/credit card to make a payment. If you do not have a debit/credit card, we recommend purchasing a Visa Gift Card. 

Register to take the TSIA2 Assessment

The TSIA2 Exam is free for all upcoming dual credit sophomore, junior, and senior (until their spring semester) high school students.

Check Your Email for Updates

Please allow the Assessment Center 1-2 business days for your registration to be processed.

During this time, you may receive an email from Brazosport College, indicating if we had any issues with your registration. It's vital that you are checking your email. The sooner we can clear up any problems with your registration, the sooner we can issue you a test voucher.

Once processed, you will receive an email with your TSIA2 Voucher number, test appointment schedule, and steps to create your Zoom account.

Please note that your test voucher is valid for 60 days from the generated date. If expired, you will need to pay for a new test voucher.

Step 4: Take your TSIA2 Assessment on your scheduled test date

When it’s time for your appointment:

  1. Sit in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed while testing.
  2. Clear a workspace for your monitor, mouse, keyboard, blank scratch paper, and pencil. All other items must be removed from your table/desk.
  3. Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation.
  4. Be sure to have your photo ID ready. You will need to show it to your proctor.
  5. Join your proctor following the steps provided in the email confirming your TSIA2 Exam test date. It will contain the meeting ID, password, and any other information necessary to join the virtual testing room.

Once you have completed your TSIA2 test, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day).

Please monitor your TSIA2 college-readiness status in your myBC account and contact a Counselor for your next enrollment step. If you are in high school, please contact your Dual Credit Counselor.

You may enroll in college-level courses with the following scores:

  • ELAR (Reading and Writing): CRC 945 AND Essay 5 or CRC less than 945 and Diagnostic Level of a 5 or 6 and at least a 5 Essay
  • Math: CRC 950 or below 950 and Diagnostic Level 6

Questions about your TSIA2 scores? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

The Assessment Center (E129A/E129D) is a Gun Free Zone.

Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

Conforme a la Sección 30.06 del Código Penal (Traspasar de persona con licencia portar pistola oculta), personas con licencia bajo del Sub-Capitulo H, Capitulo 411, Código de Gobierno (ley de portando pistola), no deben entrar a esta propiedad portando pistola oculta.

Contact Us

Assessment Center
BC Central E-129
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

979-230-3040

testing@brazosport.edu

Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Resources

Submit your TSI/TSIA2 scores to Brazosport College or Send to another Institution