Support the Texas Success Initiative Assessment

Effective Assessment

Students begin with a TSI diagnostic test that analyzes academic strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, or math. The TSI diagnostic tests are untimed, must be taken in a proctored environment, and take less than an hour each to complete. Questions are administered adaptively from a large item pool and accurately measure students’ strengths and weaknesses in targeted domains.

Effective assessment

Everything you need, all in one place

Pre-loaded Curriculum

Each TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills course comes pre-loaded with curriculum aligned to the TSI competencies:

  • Reading comprehension, including Literary Analysis, Main Idea and Supporting Details, Inferences in a Text or Texts, and an Author's Use of Language;
  • Writing skills, including Essay Revision, Agreement, Sentence Structure, and Sentence Logic;
  • Mathematics and statistics, including Elementary Algebra and Functions, Intermediate Algebra and Functions, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.

With little preparation, teachers, instructors, and staff have exactly what they need to administer a program and help students succeed.

Meet each student at his or her own level of ability

Personalized Learning Pathways

Based on the performance on a TSI diagnostic, TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills generates a personalized Learning Path for each student. The Learning Path indicates areas of proficiency for each content area and offers direct links to the specific topics where skill-building is needed, at the exact level he or she needs it. As they work through the program, students can see their improvement with visual icons and progress bars as they “master” individual topics.

Break traditional barriers to learning

Competency-based, Self-paced Activities

Each TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills Learning Path includes competency-based learning “activities” designed to help students build confidence and proficiency in specific skills. Scaffolded items include instructional overviews, tutorials, videos, interactive practice exercises (with instant feedback and step-by-step help), and short Mastery Quizzes to demonstrate proficiency. Students become actively engaged in their own learning processes and break traditional barriers to learning at their own paces.

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Measure student outcomes

Gradebook with Visual Analytics

At all times, students can see their “mastery” progress instantly updated on their personal homepages. In addition, all work is captured in the TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills gradebook for educators, staff, and administrators to easily view and track progress—including, overall and individual mastery of modules and topics, time-on-task, and item analysis—or simply review a student’s completed work.

Our comprehensive online reporting capabilities allow for export into common spreadsheet formats to further support the data-driven efforts of institutions, districts, and states.

Additional Features

Study skills for success

TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills includes a Study Skills module designed to prepare students for ongoing persistence and success. The module includes self-assessments with feedback on eight challenging topics appropriate for both traditional and nontraditional learners: Time Management, Stress Management, Concentrating, Getting the Most From Your Reading, Rehearsal Strategies, Effective Note Taking, Studying Smarter, and Preparing for and Taking Exams.

Flexible program options

TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills offers a simple user interface that is appropriate for both “high touch” instructor-lead courses and independent, self-paced programs. We offer student access in two cost-effective subscription lengths: Up to 12-months access for semester or school-year programs; up to 10 weeks for bootcamps or accelerated programs. Student subscriptions are available per student and include access to all content areas. (TSI Diagnostics are sold separately by the College Board.)

Access anytime, anywhere, for all

TSI//MyLab Foundational Skills offers a reliable, 24/7 vendor-hosted web-based delivery, allowing students, educators, staff, and administrators access to their resources whenever and wherever they need it, from any Mac or PC with an internet connection.