College Readiness

College Readiness is “ college readiness is the level of preparation a student must attain in English language arts and mathematics courses to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course for credit in that same content area for a baccalaureate degree or associate degree program.” -T.E.A.

Resource Links:



Advanced Placement-

Texas College and Career-

Texas College Readiness Standards-

Texas College and Career Readiness Center-

Big Future- 

College Terms:

TSIA 2- Texas Success Initiative Assessment -The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative enacted by the Texas State Legislature and designed to determine a student’s readiness for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Passing scores allow students to take Dual Credit courses in high school.

AP (Advanced Placement)- rigorous college-level courses and exams through Advanced Placement.  Students take an AP exam at the end of the course.  Certain scores give students college credit.

Dual Credit- complete college course to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously.   Our dual credit classes are offered in conjunction with EPCC.

SAT- College entrance exam created and administered by CollegeBoard

ACT- College entrance exam created and administered by ACT