Testing Requirements


Dual Credit students are required to test or be exempt from testing. Testing requirements and exemptions are explained in this article.

 

Dual Credit Testing Requirements

Texas Success Initiative ((TSI) requires that all students attending a public college or university test or be exempt from testing. Test exemptions are based on ACT scores, SAT scores, EOC, or exit level TAKS scores.

Currently, there are numerous changes in process in establishing dual credit testing exemption guidelines. At this time the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is deliberating on changes to EOC exemption scores. As soon as scores have been established, they will be posted on this page.

 

Test Exemption

Required Score

TAKS

English Language Arts (ELS): 2200 scale score with a Written composition subscore of 3 or higher

Mathematics: 2200 scale score

EOC

 

Math - Algebra II Level 2 final phase-in score on End-of-Course Assessment

English - English II reading or English II Writing final phase-in score on  End-of-Course Assessment 9 (under consideration)

ACT

English 19 with a composite score of 23

Math 19 with a composite score of 23

SAT

Critical Reading 500 with a composite score of 1070

Math 500 with a composite score of 1070

PSAT/NMSQT

For students entering 11th grade only:
Critical Reading 50 plus a combined score of 107
Mathematics 50 plus a combined score of 107
(Students entering 12th grade must show new exemption base on TAKS, SAT, or ACT.)

PLAN

For students entering 11th grade only:
English 19 plus a combined score of 23
Mathematics 19 plus a combined score of 23
(Students entering 12th grade must show new exemption base on TAKS, SAT, or ACT.)

If a student is not exempt from testing, the Accuplacer or THEA test must be taken prior to registration. For information on each test, see the Amarillo College Testing Center website. To schedule testing contact your school counselor or the Amarillo College Testing Center, 806-371-5445.

STATE APPROVED TEST

REQUIRED SCORES

TSI Assessment

Reading 351or higher

Math 350 or higher

Writing 363+ with TSIE 4 or 351+ with TSIE 5

 

 
The table below shows which test is required for each course:

SECTION OF TEST REQUIRED

COURSE

Reading

Art Appreciation, Biology, Child Development, Computer courses, Economics, Foreign Languages, Government of the U.S., History of the U.S., Humanities, Interpersonal Communication, Life Science, Music Appreciation, Philosophy,   Physical Education, Psychology, Sign Language

Reading and Writing

English

Writing

Speech

Math

College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Physics

Math and Reading

Chemistry

TAKS ELA requirement or Accuplacer Reading of 78

DC-AC Circuits, Automotive Technology, Electronics, Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Terminology, Renewable Energy (Wind), Robotics,   (Non-transferable certificate programs)