Are you ready for college?

The state of Texas requires that students take the TSI-A, SAT or ACT test to determine if they are ready for college before they can take any college classes.

Studies show that test scores improve significantly with practice. There are many tools to help students prepare for these tests, such as online practice tools and prep programs within our district.

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    Study with Khan Academy

    Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, personalized study plans based on PSAT & SAT scores, and more.

    Find Khan Academy in Ready Hub

    Ready to test?

    Visit the ACT and SAT registration webpages to find details and deadlines. Talk to your school counselor about registering for the TSI-A test.

    Campus test prep opportunities

    TSI-A Success program

    Each high school campus has two TSI-A Success coaches. These coaches advise students on scores needed for college readiness, help enroll students in virtual TSI-A test prep and host intervention when needed. Coaches will arrange face-to-face or remote testing when students are ready to take the official TSI-A. 

    PSAT/SAT Boot Camp

    Students are invited to attend a free college entrance exam prep program for the PSAT and SAT. We offer PSAT/SAT boot camps in the fall and SAT boot camps in the spring to help students succeed on the exam. 

    Scholars test prep programs

    Students that score well on the PSAT may be invited to participate in Scholars programming.

    Rising Scholars and Superintendent's Scholars

    The 100 top-scoring students in grades 9 and 10 on the PSAT earn special titles for their achievements. 9th-graders are designated Rising Scholars and 10th-graders as Superintendent's Scholars.

    Students with high scores participate in Scholars test prep programming during the high school advisory period. Students will learn test-taking tips and strategies, which help students increase their chances of qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship program.

    What scores are needed to be considered College Ready?

    To be considered College Ready, students should earn the following scores on one of the college readiness assessments:

    Subject Assessment

    > 945 and a 5+ on the Writeplacer (essay)

    > 480 on Evidenced Based Reading & Writing

    > 19 on English AND > 23 Composite Score

    Math > 950  > 530 19+ on Mathematics AND 23+ Composite Score

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