TSI Exam FAQ

What is the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and why do you have to complete it before taking the TSI?

Beginning August 26, 2013 all students must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) that addresses the following components prior to taking the new TSI Assessment

  1. Importance of assessment

  2. Assessment process and components (including sample questions)

  3. Developmental Education Options

  4. Institutional and Community Resources

At the end, you will be asked to complete a form verifying that you have completed the PAA.  Print out the confirmation page and take it to the Testing, 

How long does the exam take?

The TSI assessment is not a timed test. The average time to complete all three sections of the test is three to five hours.

Where can I take the TSI?

Several colleges and universities offer opportunities to take the exam. Students need to contact the college or university to register.

Marcus HS will offer the exam once a year to seniors.  Typically the exam is offered in February and registration must be complete mid January,  More information to come.

When can I access my scores?

Students will receive an email immediately after completing the exam.

Students can also request a printed copy from testing coordinator, Teri Burgin or counselor, Neena Johnson.

Can I retake the TSI?

Yes. Students can retake all or portions of the exam.

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