Which math topics will be tested?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Mathematics and Statistics test contains questions that measure proficiency in the following four content areas:
Elementary Algebra and Functions
- Linear equations, inequalities and systems
- Algebraic expressions and equations
- Word problems and applications
Intermediate Algebra and Functions
- Quadratic and other polynomial expressions, equations and functions
- Expressions, equations and functions involving powers, roots and radicals
- Rational and exponential expressions, equations and functions
Geometry and Measurement
- Plane geometry
- Transformations and symmetry
- Linear, area and three-dimensional measurements
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
- Interpreting categorical and quantitative data
- Statistical measures
- Probabilistic reasoning
Why is the TSI Assessment Test Important?
The TSI Assessment measures your strengths and weaknesses in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The TSI Assessment is computer adaptive, which allows for questions to increase, or decrease, in difficulty levels based on your responses.
The assessment for reading, writing, and math consists of multiple-choice questions. Because it is adaptive, students who do well on the multiple choice questions of the Writing portion will not be asked to complete an essay.