Assessment and Testing Center

TSI General Information

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) was mandated through action of the 78th Texas Legislature to replace the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP). TSI requires students to be assessed in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics prior to enrolling at a Texas public college or university. Institutions have the flexibility to determine the appropriate path for individual students to take so as to be considered college ready and thus ready for college-level courses.

Beginning August 26, 2013, The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to begin administering the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Any new student that has not completed college course work prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved exemption will be subject to the new TSI Assessment requirements.

Before a student can take the new TSI Assessment, he/she must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). Please click HERE to find out more about the new TSI Assessment and how to complete the required Pre-Assessment Activity.


The following types of exams are offered:

Testing Center HelpThe mission of the Texarkana College Assessment and Testing Center and its staff is to provide comprehensive testing services and facilities to the student body and our community while meeting academic and certification standards at national, state, local and institutional levels. The Center will maintain confidentiality and test integrity in order to enhance the testing experience, thereby providing a positive environment conducive to student excellence. Consistent security measures, modern equipment, and current communication techniques will provide a positive testing experience.

Assessment and Testing is located in the center of the Business and Computer Technology Building (Room 11). Testing Center hours are:

Fall and Spring

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:30 pm (no test started after 7:30 pm)
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (no test started after 3:00 pm)
Saturdays* 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (no test started after 12:00 pm)

* February 8, 15,  March 22,29  April 5, April 12,  May 10

Between semesters the center will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (no test started after 5:00 pm)
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (no test started after 7:00 pm)
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (no test started after 3:00 pm)

Assessment and Testing is not open on Sundays or select Saturdays and college holidays.

Exams must be started a minimum of 1 hour before closing time and must be completed by closing time.    

In order to take a test you will need the following:

1. Your CURRENT STUDENT PICTURE ID, Higher One Card or valid picture ID (driver’s license/state ID) along with documentation of T-Number.
2. The name of your instructor.
3. The name and section of the course.
4. The name of the test or exam you wish to take.

Rules and Prohibited Items in Testing Room:

1. No electronic devices, backpacks, *books, *calculators, cell phones, cigarettes, computers, laptops,  extra scantrons, food or drinks, hats, jackets and coats, *notes, pagers, personal items, purses and wallets, sunglasses, tobacco. (*unless approved by instructor)
2. No children in testing area.  No children in the hallway unless supervised by an adult or guardian.
3. No appointments, (first come first served).
4. The Center is equipped with cameras and audio surveillance.

Cheating policy (from the TC Student Handbook)

Students found guilty of academic dishonesty in the center will be dropped with an “F” from the course in which he/she is cheating. If one student is caught taking a test for another, both will be dropped from the course with an “F”.
This policy will be strictly enforced and there will be no exceptions.

Rules and Regulations

Instructor Expectations may be found on myTC.

Test Score Release Form

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