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Assessment (Testing) Center

Eastfield College will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. Hours of operation for Wednesday, November 26 will be: 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Welcome to the Eastfield College Testing Center!
Location:  Building C, Room 114     Phone: 972-860-7011

Testing Services Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Last test administered at 8:00 p.m.

TSI Assessment testing between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last test administered at 4:00 p.m.

TSI Assessment testing between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment
What is the TSI Assessment?

The TSI Assessment is placement testing to help determine if you are ready for college-level course work in reading, writing, and mathematics.  If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment unless you are exempt.

Do I have to take the TSI Assessment?

Not all incoming students need to take the TSI Assessment.  There are many ways you can be exempt.  You may be exempt if you:

  • • Have met the minimum college readiness standard on SAT, ACT, or a statewide high school test, such as TAKS;
  • • Have successfully completed college-level English and math courses;
  • • Have enrolled in a Level-One certificate program (fewer than 43 semester credit hours);
  • • Are not seeking a degree; or
  • • Have been, or currently are, in the military and have appropriate paperwork (DD214).

For more information visit the website www.thecb.state.tx.us/DE/TSI (See #2 and click on TSI/Exemptions)

Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity

According to Texas state policy, you will have to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity prior to testing.  You will view a video and take a 12 question quiz.  The PAA includes the following:
  • • An explanation of the importance of the TSI Assessment and practice test questions & feedback;
  • • An explanation of all your developmental education options, if you don't meet the minimum passing standard; and
  • • Information on campus and community resources that will help you succeed as a college student.
After completing the PAA, an advisor will provide you with a TSI testing referral.
 
To complete the PAA at home:
  • • Visit http://econnect.dcccd.edu/PreAssessmentVideo/ and select "Eastfield College."
  • • After watching the 23 minute video, click "Continue to Assessment" under the video screen.
  • • Login with your eConnect account, and certify that you have watched the video.
  • • Complete the 12 question quiz.  Remember to logout when complete.
  • • The quiz will log you out after 20 minutes.  If this happens, follow the instructions above to retrieve the quiz.
  • • After PAA completion, report to Admissions, C-119 OR Advisement, C-120 and ask for a testing referral.

For more TSI Assessment information please visit:
WritePlacer Sample Essays
TSI Information Brochure (before testing)
TSI Interpreting Your Score (after testing)
TSI Web-Based Study App

How will I be able to take the TSI Assessment?

After completion of the Pre-Assessment Activity, report to Admissions, C-119 OR Advisement, C-120.  An admissions specialist or academic advisor will provide you with a TSI testing referral.

What does the TSI Assessment cover?

The TSI Assessment in Mathematics is a 20 item multiple choice test that measures: Elementary Algebra & Functions, Intermediate Algebra & Functions, Geometry & Measurement, and Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability.
The TSI Assessment in Reading is a 24 item, multiple choice test that measures: Literary Analysis, Main Idea and Supporting Details, Inferences in a Text(s), and Author’s Use of Language.
The TSI Assessment in Writing is an assessment that contains a multiple-choice and an essay section.  The TSI Assessment in Writing multiple-choice section is a 20 item test that measures: Essay Revision, Agreement, Sentence Structure, and Sentence Logic.  The essay portion asks you to write a five paragraph persuasive essay (approximately 300-600 words) on a controversial issue or one of current interest.

What are the Components and Cut Scores for the TSI Assessment?

TSI Assessment for course placement – Untimed
The entire TSI Assessment consists of 3 sections with an average test time of 4-6 hours. The computer adaptive questions are administered in the order below. Your scores on the initial questions determine if you will receive further testing on the diagnostic component or the Adult Basic Education component. (EACH STUDENT MUST complete the Pre-Assessment Activity at least one time).

Math: 20 initial questions, no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic questions or 30 Adult Basic Education questions).

  • Math score of 350 – 390 no additional testing required = College Level Ready
  • Math score of 336 – 349 will receive the diagnostic component
  • Math score of 310 – 335 will receive the Adult Basic Education component

Reading: 24 initial questions, no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic questions or 30 Adult Basic Education questions).

  • Reading score of 351 – 390 no additional testing required = College Level Ready
  • Reading score of 342 – 350 will receive the diagnostic component
  • Reading score of 310 – 341 will receive the Adult Basic Education component

Writing: 20 initial questions, no time limit. (Possible 48 diagnostic questions or 30 Adult Basic Education questions and/or type an essay of 300 – 600 words).

  • Writing score of 351 -390 will receive the essay component (363+ only the essay component)
  • Writing score of 350-362 will receive the diagnostic component (351-362 diagnostic and essay component).
  • Writing score of 310 – 349 will receive the Adult Basic Education component (If ABE score is 4+ will receive the essay).

College Readiness Cut Scores

Mathematics 350-390
Reading
351-390
Writing Essay of 5 or 363-390 with essay score of 4

Computer Skills Placement (CSP): 70 questions, 70 minute time limit. This section will cover: