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Test Prep (TSI Assessment & more)

Please select the appropriate preparation material. The practice items contained in these materials will help you identify areas in which you may need help. Learning Center tutors are happy to assist you.

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TSI Assessment

Effective the first class day of the Fall 2013 semester, the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment replaces all other tests used for course placement. Completing the required Pre-Assessment activity will help familiarize students with the content and purpose for the test.

Visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) website for more information about the the Texas Success Initiative and Developmental Education.

Additional TSI Assessment study aids:

TSI-relevant test prep help available through the Ron E. Lewis Library:

On the LSC-O campus (or for students with LSC-O campus login), students may access the Learning Express Library database, which offers practice tests and study guides in math, reading, and grammar/writing (located in the College Center section of the database).

Helpful resources from other campuses:

Although ASSET, COMPASS, ACT, and THEA are not used for course placement of entering students, study guides for these tests contain material similar to TSI and may provide supplementary skills practice.

ASSET

COMPASS

ACT

  • The content and format of ASSET and COMPASS are similar to the ACT. (Both ASSET and COMPASS are discontinued products of ACT, Inc.)
    • English -- five editing passages with answers and explanations  
    • Math -- five problem sets with answers and explanations
    • Reading -- four reading passages with answers and explanations
    • Writing -- six argumentative prompts with sample essays and score explanations 

 THEA


Program Entrance Tests

Some programs of study at LSC-O may require one of the following entrance exams. Contact the appropriate program office for details about about a specific exam and necessary scores.

TEAS

LSC-O's Allied Health Vocational Nursing and Dental Assisting Programs require students to take the ATI TEAS as a condition of admission. The following links provide suggestions for TEAS preparation.

Admission Assessment Exam (A2)

LSC-O's Allied Health Upward Mobility Nursing Program requires students to take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam (A2) as a condition of admission

NCLEX-RN

Graduates of LSC-O's Allied Health Upward Mobility Nursing Program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).


Other Practice

On the LSC-O campus (or for students with LSC-O campus login), students may access the Learning Express Library database, which offers practice tests and study guides for academics (select form several Centers: Adult Learning, School, College Preparation, College Success, College, College Plus, or High School Equivalency) as well as occupational entrance and certification exams (select Career Center Plus).

Tests.com offers some brief, free practice tests for a variety academic and career exams, including Math, Algebra, Grammar, Spelling, ASVAB (for military), PRAXIS (for teachers), NCLEX-RN, TEAS, and more.