Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Overview

TSI Testing Center SUMMER Hours & Contacts

Akins High School is committed to providing students with many opportunities to pass the TSI assessments. Come during the Summer (Walk-ins) to Room 227 (Upstairs Green) for testing. Room 146 will be TSI prep and review.

Mondays - Thursdays (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM) starting on June 6.

Christopher Aguilar and Laura Noack



TSI Testing Center School Year Contact

Mr. E. Paul Valdez

(512) 841-9979


What is the TSI? >

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work. 

How can I study for the TSI? >

The best study material can be found on ACC's TSI prep page or on ACCUPLACER's student resources page. There is also a study app for you to use. 

Who at Akins High School takes the TSI test?

  • Everyone will eventually have to take the assessments during High School, unless they exempt through another college entrance exam. (SAT or ACT)
  • Early College High School students entering the program must have these completed to take ACC courses attached to the ECHS program.
  • All Juniors (11th graders) before the end of the school year (Otherwise, Juniors will take Math & English College Prep classes in their senior year. These course DO NOT count as a credit for any colleges accept for Community College.
  • Any student who will be taking ACC classes and/or Dual Credit courses.
  • Any student that takes OnRamps courses and wishes to have TSI scores to act as exemptions during the course.