SAT ACT TSI & Test Prep
SAISD plans to administer the
SAT to all Juniors on .
If you plan to apply to a 4 year university, you
should take an SAT and/or ACT test no later
than Spring of your Junior year.
If you wait until Senior year to test, you will not only limit your retest opportunities, but you could
endanger your admission to your prospective university (due to a failure to provide your
SAT/ACT scores by the admissions deadline).
See the attachment below for SAT/ACT test
dates, deadlines, fees, & registration info.
Before taking a college level course, the State of Texas requires students to prove college readiness by passing a TSI tests in the following areas:
TSI Math Test (Passing Score = 350)
TSI Reading Test (Passing Score = 351)
TSI Writing Test (Passing Score = 5; or
4 essay with a 340 on the multiple-choice section
Students who are not TSI-Exempt
(see exemption information below) , can take the TSI test at:
Students can be EXEMPT from the TSI test, with one of the following:
- A student must first achieve a minimum composite score of 23 with..
- ...at least 19 on math for an exemption in math, and/or
- ...at least 19 on English for an exemption in reading & writing
SAT (administered on or after March 5, 2016) : No combined score is required.
A minimum score of 530 on the Math test for an exemption in math
A minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) for an exemption in reading & writing.
For Dual Credit purposes only , students can meet TSI Reading & Writing standards by making a 4000 or higher on the English II STAAR Test, and can meet TSI Math standards by scoring a 4000 or higher on the Algebra I STAAR Test.
Valuable practice - Taking the PSAT can help you become familiar with the format of the test, as well as the pacing required on a timed college entrance exam.
Detailed Score Report - This report not only list your scores, it also shows how you compare to other collegebound Texas students in your grade.
Excellent Feedback - Your score report will also identify your strengths/weakness and will provide tips on how to improve your scores.
National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test - Juniors who have high scores on the PSAT could qualify as a Commended Scholar or National Merit Scholar, which could result in increased scholarship and admissions opportunities.
Free online preparation for
STAAR, ACT, SAT, TSI, AP, or ASVAB
College & Career Center personnel can assist you with SAT/ACT or TSI registration. Attached below is a calendar of dates when the LVHS Counselor Center is open. Walk-ins are encouraged when students have home passes. Or... to make an appointment, email your LVHS class schedule to the Facilitator, Cindy Hensley.