Virtual Remote TSI Testing

 

District Alert:  Classes begin remotely on March 23rd.  Updates

The five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District will be servicing students remotely beginning March 23rd due to COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Please be aware that in-person visits at all of our locations are temporarily suspended.  You may communicate with our department via email below. Please include your Banner ID number.

If you have previously taken the TSI Assessment exam within the last 5 years at a testing site outside of the Alamo Colleges, please fill out our Online Cross Institution Form.

For your convenience, you can take the TSI at Home (Virtual). Please read the steps below.

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

San Antonio College - Assessment and Testing
Email: sac-assessment@alamo.edu

 

STEP I: Virtual Remote TSI Testing:

You can take the TSI exam at home by using your home computer. Your home computer will need to meet certain requirements in order to carry the exam remotely.  Virtual testing is proctored by a company named Examity.  Virtual testing, offers an alternative vehicle for testing, targeting those students that for good reason cannot come in person to test. For example, students that have mobility/ medical reasons, students that live outside the city, state or country especially for online students, students that cannot get away from work to test, etc.   You will first need to find out if your home computer has the capability to carry the Virtual Remote testing requirements.  In order to find out, do the following:

Complete a home computer system check by using Examity’s diagnostic tool:

Go to https://examity.com/accuplacer-students/

Under "Computer Requirements" on the right side of the screen, look for "Test your computer requirements here" and follow the link.

This diagnostic check will let you know if the all the system checks meet the requirements by indicating a "PASS" or "FAIL" for each category. All system categories will need to indicate a "PASS."

***If using Windows, you need Windows 10 to test on Examity. Personally-owned Chromebooks are not able to test with Examity.***

If your home computer qualifies for virtual testing, you will need to complete the following steps to demonstrate your intentions to attend SAC. Please proceed to Step II.

STEP II.  Student will need to meet certain SAC Enrollment Steps before a voucher is created for virtual remote testing.

 Here are the steps that will need to be completed prior to testing:

  1. Complete and submit your admission application at applytexas.org (allow 3-4 days for application to process)
  2. Have a current application and a student banner number
  3. Submitted official high school transcript/college transcripts/GED scores.
  4. Complete AlamoENROLL modules in your ACES Account:

-        Go FAARR 

-        Test Prep

 Once you have completed Steps I and II, complete our online form:

TSI Exam Virtual Online Request Form

 

STEP III:  Students testing virtually will need to pay the TSI Testing Fee:

The student will notify us on what TSI sections they want to test on. The TSI testing fee will depend on what section(s) that the student will need to test on. For example, it will be $32.00 for all three sections of the TSI exam, $24.00 if you require two sections, and $12.00 for one section. The sections are writing, reading and math. We will email the student, the link to our online payment system. Once payment is made, a copy of the receipt will need to be emailed to sac-assessment@alamo.edu for proof of payment (please be sure to include your Banner ID number).

**Should you have any questions about the TSI or how to sign up to test remotely, please contact us at sac-assessment@alamo.edu.**

STEP IV:  Create Voucher

After proof of payment is received, a Testing Voucher will be emailed to you and to Examity if you are testing virtually and to your area college if you are testing through regular remote testing. If testing virtually, Examity will email detail instructions on how to proceed. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive your Testing Voucher

TESTING VOUCHER IS VALID FOR ONLY 30 DAYS FROM GENERATED DATE. IF EXPIRED, YOU WILL NEED TO PAY FOR A NEW VOUCHER.

STEP V.   Completion of Virtual Remote testing.

The SAC assessment center will receive an automatic notice informing us that the student has completed their exam. We will check to confirm that the test scores have been uploaded and the TSI hold has been released.

We will e-mail the student of such and will give them an update on any enrollment steps that are pending along with instruction on how to address them.