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Dual Credit Testing Requirements

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As part of the Student Success Initiative, Texas state law requires that students be tested in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics prior to enrolling in college courses. Listed below are acceptable dual credit admissions tests for Dual Credit Students set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Texas Administrative Code Rule 4.85):

TEST SCORE EXPLANATION / REQUIREMENTS
STARR
End-of-Course (EOC)
An English II EOC score of 4000 or higher shall waive for both the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment. An Algebra I EOC score of 4000 or higher and a passing grade in Algebra II shall waive for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.
PSAT/NMSQTA combined score of 1070 on the PSAT/NMSQT with a minimum of 500 on the Writing & Reading and/or Mathematics test shall waive the TSI Assessment relevant to the courses to be attempted.

For tests taken March 5, 2016 or later - minimum score of 530 on the Math section and a minimum score of 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW). (No combined score required.)
ACT-ASPIREA scale score of 435 in English shall waive for both the Reading and Writing sections of the TSI Assessment. A scale score of 431 in Math shall waive for the Math section of the TSI Assessment.
TSI AssessmentCollege Readiness scores for each area of the TSI Assessment:

Writing

  • A placement score of at least 340, and an essay score of at least a 4; or

  • A placement score of less than 340, and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least 4, and an essay score of at least 5

Reading 351
Math 350
ACTA composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall be exempt for both the Reading and Writing sections of the TSI Assessment, and/or 19 on the Mathematics test shall be exempt for the Mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.
SATA combined Critical Reading (formerly "verbal") and Mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the Critical Reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment, and/or 500 on the Mathematics test shall be exempt for the Mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.

After March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both Reading and Writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the Mathematics test shall be exempt for the Mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.

STARR
End-of-Course (EOC)
An English III EOC score of 4000 or higher shall be exempt for both the Reading and Writing sections of the TSI Assessment. An Algebra II EOC score of 4000 or higher shall exempt for the Mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.

 

Students that have not met the acceptable Dual Credit tests (listed above) must take a College Placement Exam (TSI Assessment). Students who are exempt from one part of the placement test will be required to take the TSI Assessment in the other areas prior to enrolling for related college courses.

CAREER & TECHNICAL DUAL CREDIT: (Workforce Education)
(Texas Administrative Code Rule 4.85):

A high school student is eligible to enroll in Workforce Education Dual Credit courses contained in a Level 1 Certificate program, or a program leading to a credential of less than a Level 1 Certificate, at a public junior college or public technical institute and shall not be required to provide any additional demonstration of college readiness. Students enrolling in Workforce Education Dual Credit courses contained in a Level 2 Certificate or Applied Associate Degree program will be required to meet testing requirements outlined above; relevant to the courses to be attempted.

TSI ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:

Navarro College administers the TSI Assessment test. Check with each campus Testing Center to find out testing availability. The TSI Assessment costs $35.00. If the students wish to retest, the TSI Assessment can be taken again upon availability of space; however, the student must pay each time he or she takes the test. Students should take the placement test at least one week prior to enrollment to ensure that results are available for registration. Students must place into college-level coursework relevant to the courses to be attempted.