What is TSIA?

The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative enacted by the Texas State Legislature and designed to determine a student’s readiness for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.
In order for students to register to take dual enrollment courses at Harlingen Collegiate High, they must be compliant in all tested areas! 
All students must be compliant in ALL tested areas by December of their Sophomore year at Harlingen Collegiate High.
Tested Areas:
ELAR: (English Language Arts and Reading) This is a multiple-choice section with an essay.
  • Literary Analysis measures your skill in identifying and analyzing ideas in and elements of literary texts.
  • Main Idea and Supporting Details measures your skill in identifying the main idea of a passage and in comprehending explicit textual information in a passage.
  • Inferences in a Text or Texts measures your skill in synthesizing ideas by making a connection or comparison between two passages and in making an appropriate inference about single passages.
  • Author's Use of Language measures your skill in identifying an author's purpose, tone, organization or rhetorical strategies, and use of evidence in determining the meaning of words in context.


MATH: This is a multiple-choice section. 
  • Elementary Algebra and Functions measures your knowledge of linear equations, inequalities, and systems; algebraic expressions and equations; and word problems and applications.
  • Intermediate Algebra and Functions measures your knowledge of quadratic and other polynomial expressions, equations, and functions; expressions, equations, and functions involving powers, roots, and radicals; and rational and exponential expressions, equations, and functions.
  • Geometry and Measurement measures your knowledge of plane geometry; transformations and symmetry; and linear, area, and three-dimensional measurements.
  • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability measures your knowledge of interpreting categorical and quantitative data, statistical measures, and probabilistic reasoning.