TSI Reading Section
Reading is, arguably, one of the most important skills to living in today’s world. It is one of the main ways we absorb information, outside of asking questions and listening to those around us. Much of the world’s most important ideas have been shared through the process of writing and reading.
In fact, you’ll encounter much of these groundbreaking ideas and philosophies as you embark upon your college education. That’s why the state of Texas requires some students to take and pass the TSI Assessment. The purpose of this exam is to evaluate how prepared you are for the college environment. You will generally be required to take this exam if you didn’t score well on the ACT, SAT, or equivalent exam. The TSI Assessment covers three core subjects: Writing, Reading, and Mathematics. This page will cover information regarding the TSI Reading subtest.
TSI Reading Practice Test
If you want to prepare for the TSI Reading subtest as thoroughly as possible, you’ll first need to know what to expect. When compared to its sibling subtests, Reading is the longest, averaging at exactly 24 questions. Each question featured on the exam is of multiple choice format. In terms of structure, this subtest will be similar to other reading exams you may have taken earlier on in high school. You will be given several written passages to read; afterward, you will be expected to answer questions about each passage’s contents and meaning. This means you must utilize both your basic and close reading skills. Questions on the Reading subtest will address the following topics:
- Author’s Use of Language
- Literary Analysis
- Inferences in a Text or Texts
- Main Idea and Supporting Details
The Reading subtest is free of time limits, so you can take all the time you need to work through the test. You can even pause and pick the test back up at a later date. As such, you may want to consider orienting your study approach toward ensuring you know how to utilize each skill the test is looking for and respond to test questions appropriately. You will need to score between 351 and 390 points to pass the Reading subtest.
The Mometrix Test Preparation team is here to help you in this pursuit. On this page, you’ll find our TSI Reading practice test (complete with a full set of mock TSI questions, designed to be as accurate as possible to the real thing).
If you’re looking for resources to help you as you prepare for the TSI Assessment, there’s no better place to turn than Mometrix Test Preparation.
Our practice test is ideal for familiarizing yourself with the TSI Reading subtest. The practice test is meant to perfectly mirror the original exam, and was crafted with the help of careful research and observation. You can use it to not only learn the ins and outs of the Reading subtest, but also gain a sense of which areas you may need to focus your study efforts on more closely.
You can also access our TSI Reading study guide on this page. It will also go over the contents of the exam in full detail, giving you an extensive outline of the test, as well as practice questions and a guide to how to reach the correct answers.
We hope these study tools will serve you well as you prepare for this important exam. Good luck!