# The tsi exam

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) is the gateway
to on-level and dual credit courses at the community college level.
Students must achieve a College Readiness Cut-Score to
bypass development and intervention courses and enter into on-level courses.

### The Knowsys TSI Curriculum

Knowsys offers complete and thorough preparation to help students pass the TSI exam in Math, Reading, and Writing. Our curriculum is easy-to-use and easy-to-teach.  It provides both content review and vital test-taking strategies that will help students succeed long after they have passed the TSI exams and entered into their community college classes.

### TSI Math

The Knowsys TSI Math Prep Course teaches strategies, and methods and reviews tested content with lots of practice problems:

• The Knowsys Course is designed to enable students to maximize their score on the TSI Math Assessment.
• Students learn methods and review content for all areas of the TSI Math Assessment.
• Students review the fundamentals of each tested concept and then practice applying and extending that knowledge to questions as they are asked on the TSIA.

The Knowsys TSI Math Prep Course Workbook is 172 pages and includes the following lessons:

Elementary Algebra and Functions

• Solving Single Variable Equations
• Translating Word Problems into Math
• Systems of Equations: Elimination I and II
• Systems of Equations: Word Problems
• Coordinate Geometry
• Linear Inequalities
• Direct and Inverse Variation

Intermediate Algebra and Functions

• Multiplying Using FOIL
• Factoring Using Reverse FOIL I and II
• Exponents
• Proportions

Geometry and Measurement

• Triangles
• Circles and Spheres
• Rectangles and Rectangular Prisms

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

• Interpreting Data
• Data Analysis
• Probability
• Probability and Predictions

Below is a sample of the Teacher Edition of the Knowsys TSI Math Workbook:

### TSI Verbal

Knowsys TSI Verbal Prep Course teaches strategies, and methods and reviews tested content with lots of practice problems:

• The Knowsys Course is designed to enable students to maximize their score on the TSI Reading and Writing Assessments.
• Students learn methods and review content for all areas of the TSI Reading and Writing Assessments.
• Students review the fundamentals of each tested concept and then practice applying and extending that knowledge to questions as they are asked on the TSIA.

The Knowsys TSI Verbal Prep Course Workbook is 124 pages includes the following lessons:

Sentence Structure

• The Basics
• Parallelism

Agreement

• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Sentence Logic

• Modifiers
• Transitions

Essay Revision

• Revising
• Inserting
• Deleting

Essay Writing

• Coming Prepared
• Demonstrating Critical Thinking
• Organizing for Effectiveness