• College and Career Readiness

    Plano ISD is proud to offer a variety of programs to ensure students are College and Career Ready!

    What does it mean to be College Ready?

    Students who are college ready are equipped with the knowledge and skills essential for success in a university, college, or community-college environment. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The TSI will help to determine what type of course or intervention a student may need to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.

    Students who meet the following scoring guidelines are considered TSI Met by universities, colleges, and community-colleges and will not be required to take intervention courses when enrolling their first year.

    • SAT (less than 5 years old)
      • 480 or higher qualifying score Evidenced based Reading & Writing
      • 530 or higher Math
    • ACT (less than 5 years old)
      • 23 minimum composite w/
      • 19 English
      • 19 Math

    Students who do not meet the above qualifications may meet TSI requirements through the following.

    • Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2 (TSI-A2)
      • ELAR
        • 945 or higher on Multiple Choice
        • 5 or higher on Essay
      • Math
        • 950 or higher on Multiple Choice
    • Plano ISD College Prep Course Math (12th Grade)
    • Plano ISD College Prep Course ELA (12th Grade)

    Free Test Preparation Options

    SAT - Khan Academy

    ACT - ACT.org

    TSI-A - MoMetrix, Accuplacer - CollegeBoard