The colleges of the Alamo Colleges District has suspended all in-person visits and staff will be serving students remotely.  You may communicate with our department via email, nvc-assessment@alamo.edu, phone at 210-486-4346 or our online Testing chat service.

Zoom Lobby Hours of Operation For Summer

Monday - Thursday

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Zoom Chat

Hours of Operation for Summer

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday: CLOSED

 Saturday: CLOSED

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we remotely serve you!

The TSI Assessment is now available to be taken from home.  Click here for information on taking the TSI from Home.

Beginning May 1st through June 20th, 2021 NVC will cover the cost of the TSI exam for all students who place a request during this time.

About TSI Assessment 2 (TSIA 2)

ATTENTION  STUDENTS

Attention students who need to test on the TSI 2.0.

The current TSI Exam will be enhanced to a new version beginning on January 11, 2021. If you have purchased a testing voucher before this date please contact the NVC Assessment and Testing Center by emailing us at nvc-assessment@alamo.edu or by calling us at 210-486-4346. Please provide your name, Banner ID and a brief summary.

 

What is the TSI 2.0 and when does it go into effect?

On January 11, 2021, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will be replacing the current college placement exam TSIA with a new version called TSIA2. On Monday January 11, 2021, the current TSIA will no longer be available and anybody testing for TSI from that day forward will be testing under the new TSI 2.0 version.

 

Will my current TSI test scores be valid?

Yes, if you have taken the current TSI, your test scores are valid for a period of 5 years from the date of testing. However, if you are not yet TSI complete on any section of the TSI, and test on or after January 11, 2021, you will need to test with the new TSI 2.0 test.

What is changing with the launch of TSI 2.0

Some of the TSI 2.0 changes include:

  • Current Reading and Writing tests will be combined into one English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) section
  • Students not meeting the college readiness will now have one diagnostic assessment.
  • Mathematics section:
    • College Readiness Classification (CRC) Test – 20 items
    • Diagnostic Test – 48 items
    • New College Readiness Benchmarks for Math
      •  Math - CRC >= 950 or CRC<950 and Diagnostic Level =6
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) section:
    • College Readiness Classification (CRC) Test – 30 items
    • Diagnostic Test – 48 items
    • Essay - Persuasive (350-600 words)
    • New College Readiness Benchmarks for ELAR
      • ELAR – CRC >=945 and Essay >=5 or
        CRC<945 and Diagnostic Level > =5 and Essay >=5
  • New Assessment Scores:  910 – 990; Essay 1-8
  • TSIA/TSIA2 scores are valid 5 years from date of testing.

 

 

What are the TSI 2.0 College Readiness Benchmarks?
  • New College Readiness Benchmarks for Math
    • Mathematics – CRC >= 950  or
    • CRC < 950 and Diagnostic Level 6                                
  • New College Readiness Benchmarks for ELAR
    • ELAR -- CRC >= 945 and Essay >=5 or
    • CRC < 945 and Diagnostic Level >= 5 and Essay >= 5     
If I am TSI complete on Reading and not in Writing will I have to take the new ELAR test or can I just take the Writing test?

You will have to take the new ELAR because the Reading and Writing Sections will now be combined into one section now named ELAR test, and cannot be taken separately. You will see both Reading and Writing questions and possibly an essay when taking the ELAR section. Your result on the ELAR section will determine if you are complete on the Reading and Writing sections that have not yet been passed or completed.

If I am TSI Math complete with the current TSI, do I have to take the new TSI 2.0 Math test?

No, if you are TSI complete on Math on the TSIA you do not have to test as long as your test scores are still valid and not older than 5 years from the date of testing.