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National Testing

For questions please contact Ms. Harper  - [email protected]
 
sat/act
psat /pactheader     
PSAT takes place each October.  It is a practice version of SAT for freshman, sophomores and juniors.  Juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarships.
psat
 
 
  
asvab
The ASVAB is a series of tests developed by the Department of Defense and is used by the U.S. Army to determine whether you have the mental aptitude to enlist. The ASVAB also helps determine which Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) you qualify for. The ASVAB is required to enlist in the U.S. Army and is valid for two years.
 
The ASVAB is offered at the VAHS campus in October each fall. The test will be given on October 12, 2022 to the first 50 seniors that apply. 
 
You may also take the test at other locations as needed.  Click the link below to request more information.
 
tsi
Texas Success Initiative Assessment
Do you qualify for a fee waiver? Make sure to see your counselor before you register to test!
 
Do you need to take the TSI Assessment? 
The TSI Assessment (TSIA2) 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 to determine your readiness for college-level work. 
 
Are you exempt from the TSI Assessment? (Here's how you could be.)
  • » 4000+ (Level II) on the *English III (3) (will satisfy both reading and writing TSI requirement)
    » 4000+ (Level II) on the *Algebra II (2) (will satisfy the math TSI requirement
OR
  • You scored an ACT 23 Composite (19-Math; 19-English)
OR
  • You scored an SAT 530-Math; 480 Reading
 
If you do need to take the TSI Assessment, you'll need to take this practice first: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/tsia-texas-success-initiative-assessment