TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI)
The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI) is a test that determines the appropriate level of college work for incoming students. It consists of three parts: reading, writing, and mathematics.
Passing the TSI is important for Cassata students, because it is the entrance exam for post-secondary opportunities. For this reason, Cassata uses the TSI as a benchmark and exit exam before graduation.
To prepare students for the TSI testing, Cassata offers TSI Bootcamps throughout the school year, as well as tutoring sessions and online materials in Moodle (an online learning platform/course management system). Last year, 100% of Cassata students passed the reading and writing portions of the TSI before they graduated.
Cassata’s Dual Enrollment program with Texas Wesleyan University allows students to earn college credits while still in high school. These credits are applicable to any public college or university in Texas and may also transfer to in-state and out-of-state private colleges and universities.
Qualifying students must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA, teacher recommendation, administrative approval, and meet Texas Wesleyan University requirements, including passage of the reading portion of the TSI exam. This TCC Dual Enrollment program is yet another way students can get a head start on their post-secondary career before they graduate Cassata.