Dual Credit Testing Requirements
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 Eleventh and Twelfth Grade students set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Texas Administrative Code Rule 4.85):
|TEST||SCORE EXPLANATION / REQUIREMENTS|
11TH Grade Only
|English II EOC score of 4000 or higher shall exempt 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 and/or a 4000 or higher on the Algebra II EOC shall exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.|
10th & 11th Grade
|An English/Language Arts score of 2200 or higher with a Writing sub score of 3 and/or Math score of 2200 relevant to the courses to be attempted.|
|PSAT/NMSQT||A combined score of 107 on the PSAT/NMSQT with a minimum of 50 on the critical Reading and/or Mathematics test relevant to the courses to be attempted.|
|PLAN||A composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English and Mathematics test relevant to the courses to be attempted.|
|ACT-ASPIRE||A 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.|
|ACT||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.|
|SAT||Combined Critical Reading (formerlly "verbal") and Mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the Critical 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.|
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. Ninth and Tenth Grade students must test the TSI Assessment for Dual Credit admissions.
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 programleading to a crediential of less than a Level 1 Certificate, at a public junior college or public technical institute in the eleventh and/or twelfth grade 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 with be required to meet testing requirements outlined above; relevant to the courses to be attempted.
Navarro College administers the TSI Assessment test. Check with each campus Testing Center to find out testing availability. The TSI Assessment costs $30.00. 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.
While still in high school, students are neither required nor allowed to enroll in developmental classes prescribed by the placement test. However, if students do not pass all sections of the test before graduating from high school, they may be required to enroll in developmental courses after high school graduation.