Standardized Testing Information



SAT Practice

PSAT (Practice for SAT) - It is recommended that all sophomores and juniors take the PSAT. For more information on PSAT, click here
ACT - Measures academic achievement in English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing scores based on the number or right answers; no penalty for guessing.  Composite scores range from 1 - 36 (average score is 20) 
To register visit  ACT Assessment Plus Writing fee $56.50.    
SAT - Measures academic aptitude in verbal and mathematical reasoning. Scores adjusted for guessing; thus on the Critical Reading and Writing, if unsure, DO NOT GUESS. Composite scores range from 600 - 2400. To register visit  SAT Reasoning Test fees $54.50.       
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.

Beginning August 26, 2013, the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment was enacted for all Texas public colleges and universities.  Any new student who has not earned credit through college course work prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved exemption is subject to the new TSI Assessment requirement.  Previous TSI approved tests (Compass, Accuplacer, THEA, and Asset) are no longer accepted. 
TSI (Texas Success Initiative) - student information brochure
Locally students may test at Coastal Bend College. For details visit  
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