|The TSI Assessment is the state-mandated placement test that Texas public institutions must use to determine a student’s readiness for college-level courses. The results of this important placement test will assist Temple College advisors in scheduling you in the courses where you will be most successful. Before taking the TSI Assessment for the first time, you are required to complete a pre-assessment activity.||
TSI Assessment Fees
The TSI Pre-Assessment will discuss the content and importance of the TSI Assessment, provide information on developmental education options if you don’t meet the minimum passing standard, and provide sample questions and feedback. Temple College is required to document your participation, so students must complete the pre-assessment Activity before taking the TSI Assessment.
Taking the TSI Assessment
- TSI Assessment testing times:
- Temple – Testing Center, Room 3613, Barron Student Success Center – 254-298-8586. TSI Assessment is offered Monday through Thursday, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. On scheduled Saturdays, arrival time is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All TSI testing is done on a walk-in basis first-come/first-serve on main campus.
- Hutto – Testing Center, 1st Floor, EWCHEC Building One – 512-759-5925. TSI Assessment is offered Monday, through Friday by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.
- Pay the $25 TSI Assessment administration fee on the day you test.
- Arrive at the Testing Center with your photo ID and Pre-Assessment Activity Certificate of Completion.
- Complete the TSI Assessment.
- Meet with an Advisor & register for classes.
Students may be exempt from taking the TSI for the following reasons:
- The student has achieved high ACT, SAT, TAKS, or STAAR scores
- Copy of scores on an official transcript or official score report is required
- The student is seeking a Level – I Certificate
- The student has graduated with an associates degree or higher
- The student is transferring from an out-of-state or private institution and has earned 9 hours of college-level credit with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
- The student is active duty or retired military
|ACCUPLACER Placement Tests
The ACCUPLACER placement tests are available to students enrolling in a private college/university or an institution outside of Texas. Students enrolling in a Texas teacher certification program may be eligible for the ACCUPLACER test if accepted by the program. Please contact your college/university for ACCUPLACER acceptance policies.
ACCUPLACER Test Fee
The ACCUPLACER tests both cover the subject areas of Reading, Math (Elementary Algebra only), and Writing. Both the ACCUPLACER are computer-based tests. Students should confirm with their institution which ACCUPLACER test is accepted and which subject areas are needed.
When you come to test for the ACCUPLACER complete the following:
- Pay administration fee at Temple College Cashier’s window.
- Bring paid receipt with you to the Testing Center.
- Show photo ID to Testing Center.
- For more information about the ACCUPLACER test, go to www.accuplacer.org
- ACCUPLACER testing times:
- Temple Campus – Testing Center Room 3613, Barron Student Success Center – 254-298-8586. ACCUPLACER is offered Monday through Thursday, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. On scheduled Saturdays, arrival time is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ACCUPLACER testing is done at a walk- in basis first -come/first- serve on main campus.
- Hutto – Testing Center 1st Floor, EWCHEC Building One – 512-759-5925. ACCUPLACER is offered Monday, through Friday by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.
SAT / ACT
Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. That’s why more than two million students take the SAT every year.
To learn more about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, register online, and view and send your SAT scores go to www.collegeboard.com/sat .
The ACT® test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
- The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
- The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
For information about the ACT test – when the test is offered, how to register for the test, the cost of the test, and other information go to www.actstudent.org .
|The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) provides an objective measurement of your critical reading ability, evaluates your level of success with basic mathematics, determines your effective speed in reading college level material and identifies how you approach study and which learning approach is most effective for you.||
The ATI TEAS test is one of several criteria that determine aptitude for a variety of health care occupations. The TEAS is administered by computer. This is a four-part assessment with sub tests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English Language Usage. The test taker is expected to have a functioning knowledge of algebra, fractions, percentages, statistics and other math functions. Generally speaking, the reading comprehension and math questions are at a tenth-grade level.
The TEAS is given year-round. A student may test twice per year between July to July regardless of what program they are applying for. Students need to take note of application deadlines for the Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs and take the TEAS before those deadlines. The TEAS is available at both the Main Campus Testing Center and the EWCHEC-Hutto Testing Center.
The TEAS test may be taken:
- Temple Campus – Testing Center Room 3613, Barron Student Success Center – 254-298-8586. TEAS is offered Monday through Thursday, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Fridays, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. On scheduled Saturdays, arrival time is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All TEAS testing is done at a walk-in basis first-come/first-serve on main campus.
- Hutto – Testing Center 1st Floor, EWCHEC Building One – 512-759-5925 TEAS is offered Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.
- For due dates (last day to test), check with the program for which you are applying.
When you take the TEAS , do the following:
- Pay test fee to the cashier on the day of testing.
- Bring receipt to the Testing Center.
- Bring Photo ID – Cannot test without it
TEAS tests are administered for:
For assistance with preparing for the TEAS test, go to the Educational Assistance Center located on Main Campus in the Student Success Center. The EAC phone number is 254-298-8620.
|The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) is designed to assess the academic and personal readiness of prospective students for higher education. It is particularly well-suited for prospective students in the health science fields, though it is applicable for basic skills for all potential students. The A2 consists of 9 different exams; however, the Temple College Nursing Department only requires students to take 5 of the assessments:||
HESI Assessment Fee
- Vocabulary and General Knowledge
The vocabulary assessment is designed to assess vocabulary skills, general knowledge, and critical thinking skills as a means of determining the student’s ability to succeed in a nursing education program.
The math assessment indicates a student’s basic math skills at the eighth and ninth grade levels. The math assessment covers basic math skills – whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percentages. Also covered are additional skills such as household measures, the metric system, military time, temperature conversions, Roman numerals, and one-and-two-step problems.
- Reading Comprehension
The reading comprehension assessment indicates basic reading and comprehension skills at the eighth and ninth grade reading levels. The reading selections that are used often relate to medical scenarios, or include commonly used concepts in health sciences. For example, a vocabulary term tested might include “ominous.” This is a standard English word, but is used frequently in nursing situations when referring to a patient condition, so it is important that students have an understanding of these types of words in order to be successful in reading their nursing textbooks.
- Personality Profile
The personality profile assessment uses concepts related to introversion and extroversion to classify the student’s personality style.
- Learning Style
The learning style assessment assesses the preferred learning style of the applicant and offers test-taking and study tips suited to the learning style.
The HESI A2 is given year-round. A student may test twice per year between September to September regardless of what program they are applying for. Students need to take note of application deadlines for the VN, Bridging, and Associate Degree nursing programs and take the HESI-A2 before those deadlines. The HESI A2 is available at both the Temple Campus Testing Center and the EWCHEC-Hutto Testing Center.
When the HESI A2 is being administered, it can be started any time:
- Temple – Testing Center Room 3613, Barron Student Success Center – 254-298-8586. HESI is offered Monday through Thursday, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Fridays, arrival time is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. On scheduled Saturdays, arrival time is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All HESI testing is done at a walk-in basis first - come/first - serve on main campus.
- Hutto – Testing Center 1st Floor, EWCHEC Building One – 512-759-5925. HESI is offered Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.
When you come to take the HESI A2, do the following:
- Pay the fee to the Cashier on the day of testing
- Bring receipt to the Testing Center
- Bring Photo ID – Cannot test without it.
You will need to check with the Nursing Department for the dates the assessment will be offered. For information about the nursing program – HESI A2 dates, entrance requirements, information sessions, etc. – you may want to visit the Nursing Department website.