Testing information

College Entrance Tests


ACT Dates & Deadlines

Testing Dates Registration Deadlines
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 27, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020

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As the SAT approaches, here are some tips that will help you to do your best on test day. Before Test Day Get organized:

  • Make sure you have two No. 2 pencils and a soft eraser. A No. 2 pencil is required to answer the essay and the multiple-choice questions. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Pens are not allowed.

  • Have your SAT Admission Ticket and acceptable photo ID ready. You will need your Admission Ticket and photo ID for admission to the test center.

  • Check your calculator and put fresh batteries in it. You will need a scientific or graphing calculator for the SAT Reasoning TestTM and Subject Tests in Mathematics. Some questions on the Subject Tests in Mathematics are best solved with a graphing calculator.

  • Locate a watch to take with you. You can use a watch that has no audible alarm to time yourself-separate timers are not allowed.

  • Prepare snacks to bring with you. You may stow food and drinks under your chair or desk and consume them outside the testing room during breaks. A healthy snack will go a long way in keeping you alert during the entire test.

SAT dates & deadlines

Testing Dates Registration Deadlines
August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020

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TSI Assessment

What Is the TSI Assessment?

The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help your college or university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment - unless you are already exempt (see your counselor) - to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.


Students are exempt from the TSI if they meet either of the following criteria:

  • Scored a 23 or higher on the ACT composite and a minimum of 19 on both the English and Math tests.
  • SAT administered March 2016 and later: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERBW) minimum score of 480, Mathematics minimum score of 530 (no combined score needed).

Take the TSI at RHS

We are offering once a month testing for the TSI-A. Students must sign up in the Go Center or they can email Ms. Cox. The dates are included below. There will be two testing sessions for each of the dates listed, either 7:00-9:00 p.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. and all testing will be done in the library computer lab. Students must complete the PAA on the Friday before they plan to test. students will not be permitted to test if they are late. Passes will be sent to students on the lists and the rosters will be emailed out to teachers.

  • September 24, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • January 21, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • April 28, 2020

How do I prepare for the TSI?

Take advantage of the sample questions to improve in areas where your academic performance is not the strongest. These sample questions help you familiarize yourself with the types of questions asked on the TSI Assessment.

Passing scores for college entrance tests


Reading - 351+

Math - 350+


Reading & writing - 480+

Math - 530+


Reading & writing - 19+ with a 23+ on the composite score

Math - 19+ with a 23+ on the composite score

Homeschooled students

PSAT/NMSQT for 10th & 11th graders - Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Contact the counseling office of the nearest high school by September 1, 2019, for information and to register. We cannot guarantee availability of tests for homeschool students after September 1, 2019.

PSAT/NMSQT Homeschool Policy

Request accommodations for testing

Students with documented disabilities have the opportunity to request assistance for their tests in the form of an accommodation.

See Request accommodations for testing on the district website for more information.