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Assessment (Testing) Center


Eastfield College will be closed on Friday, April 18th.

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

Testing Services Hours of Operation (2013-14)
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;
  • 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.

For more information visit the website www.thecb.state.tx.us/DE/TSI (See #1 and click on TSI/Exemptions)

Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity before taking the TSI Assessment as mandated by the state. If you think you may be exempt from the TSI Assessment, please come by the PAA/TSI Office (C116). The Pre-Assessment Activity consists of a video and a quiz with sample questions. You are able to do both of these at home if you choose to do so. You will need to have your eConnect account set up before participating in the Pre-Assessment Activity.

To watch video go to eConnect click on the link, https://econnect.dcccd.edu/CreditStudentMenu.jsp, and click on Pre-Assessment Video, be sure to choose Eastfield College.

Once you have watched the video you will click on continue to assessment and will be prompted to log into your eConnect account.  The quiz is just a sample quiz, no grade will be given, however correct answers are given once you submit the quiz.  For additional sample questions please visit www.collegeboard.org/texas-sample-questions.

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 you will be given a testing referral from the PAA/TSI Office (C116).  If you completed the Pre-Assessment Activity at home please check in the PAA/TSI Office to receive your testing referral.

What does the TSI Assessment cover?

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.
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.

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