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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 to prove college readiness. Test exemptions are based on ACT scores, SAT scores, or EOC scores.

Test Exemption Required Score

STAAR/EOC

 

English II (level 2)- minimum score of 4000

Algebra I  (level 2)- minimum score of 4000, and high school Algebra II course score of 70 or above

ACT

English- 19 with a composite score of 23

Math- 19 with a composite score of 23

SAT

Evidence Based Writing- 480 minimum

Math- 530 minimum

PSAT

Not available at this time

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- 351 or higher

Math- 350 or higher

Writing- 340-390 and minimum 4 on WritePlacer essay
-or- 310-339 and levels 4-6 on ABE Diagnostic and minimum 5 on WritePlacer Essay

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,Electronics, EMT,  Foreign Languages, Government of the U.S., History of the U.S., Humanities, Life Science, Machining, Music Appreciation, Philosophy,  Psychology, Sign Language, 

Reading and Writing

English

Writing

Speech

Math

College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Physics, Business Math, Machining

Math and Reading

Chemistry

 


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