SAT ACT TSI & Test Prep
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).
The CHS High School Code is: 446-115.
The SAT Test Center Code is 44748
The ACT Test Center Code is 162580
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-A2 Math Test: Passing Score = 950, or
910 with Diagnostic Level 6)
TSI-A2 ELAR (Eng. Language Arts/Reading) Test
Passing Score = 945, plus a 5 on the essay, or
910 with Diagnostic Level 5, plus 5 on essay
Students can be EXEMPT from the TSI test, with one of the following:
ACT (Before Feb. 2023)
- A student must first achieve a minimum composite score of 23 with..
- ...at least 19 on math section for TSI-Math
- ...at least 19 on English section for TSI-ELAR
ACT (On/After Feb. 2023)
- ...at least 22 on math section for TSI-Math
- ...Engl. + Reading Sections = 40 for TSI-ELAR
A score of 530 on the Math section for TSI-Math
A score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) for TSI-ELAR
No combined score is required.
Students who have passed an academic dual credit course in English &/or Math are TSI complete in that subject area.
SAISD has an agreement with (only) Angelo State & Howard College, that passing grades in senior level "College Prep English &/or Math" courses can prove TSI standards for that subject area.
For Dual Credit purposes only , students can meet TSI-ELAR 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.
Students who are not TSI-Exempt can take the TSI test at:
In Mid-October of each year, SAISD administers the PSAT to all Sophomores & Juniors.
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
Do you need help registering for the SAT, ACT, &/or TSI tests? If so, the CHS College & Career Center, located in Sousa #119, can help. The Facilitator can assist students in the completion of college admissions, financial aid applications, SAT-ACT-TSI Test Registration, College Searches, as well as Career Interest Inventories. Email the College/Career Center Facilitator if you would like to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are encouraged during Senior home pass periods. Or... for a hall pass to be generated, simply ask your Counselor to refer you to the CHS College Career Center.