TSI Overview

The math TSI (Texas Success Initiative) assessment required to ensure students have the knowledge necessary for college level courses. Though there are a number of TSI subjects. here we will focus on the TSI math. This TSI math assessment will be un-timed. You will not be allowed to bring a calculator, but some questions may have a calculator that you can access on the computer.

There will be about 20 questions to complete for the Placement Test. After completing these questions, the test will end if you meet the college readiness benchmark. For those that don’t meet this benchmark, an additional Diagnostic Test of approximately 40 additional questions will be completed. Both the first 20 questions and subsequent 40 questions will come from 4 sections. These sections are elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, statistics, and geometry. You can find step-by-step answers and more information about each section in addition to basic math below.

 

Basic math

While this is not a specific section, the skills covered will be required to understand the subsequent questions. Be sure you understand how to approach and solve each of these questions before moving on.

elementary algebra

The Placement Test will have 6 questions from this section. While the Diagnostic Test will 10 questions from this section. Topics in this section include: linear equations, inequalities and inequality systems, algebraic expressions and equations, word problems and applications.

intermediate algebra

The Placement Test will have 9 questions from this section. While the Diagnostic Test will 10 questions from this section. Topics in this section include: quadratic and polynomial expressions, equations and functions, expressions, equations and functions with powers, radicals and roots, exponential and rational equations, expressions and functions.

data analysis & statistics

The Placement Test will have 3 questions from this section. While the Diagnostic Test will 10 questions from this section. Topics in this section include: interpreting categorical and quantitative data, statistical measures, and probabilistic reasoning.

 
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geometry & measurement

The Placement Test will have 2 questions from this section. While the Diagnostic Test will 10 questions from this section. Topics in this section include: plane geometry, transformations and symmetry, linear, area, and three-dimensional measurements.