Placement Test Preparation
The Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) is a state legislated program designed to improve student success in college by requiring all students attending public institutions of higher education, unless considered TSIA2 Exempt, to complete assessment in reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in classes. Preparing for assessments is encouraged since test scores determine course placement. Students scoring below college level readiness are required to enroll in developmental courses which do not apply towards a degree or certificate.
Pre-Assessment Activity for TSIA2 Assessment
The pre-assessment activity is required to complete the TSIA2 Assessment and can be done online. Click here to access the Online PAA. Once the PAA is completed, students will get a completion certificate and can use that to take their TSIA2 Assessment with a campus testing center. Students who are TSIA2 Exempt are not required to complete the PAA unless they are choosing to take the TSIA2 Assessment.
Test Preparation Workshops and Review Sessions
Students can attend test preparation workshops at any Lone Star College campus. Each workshop is approximately 2-3 hours long and provides an overview of placement tests, sample questions and problems, as well as a study plan to help tackle the test. Students can also utilize the online resources available in the “Online Tests and Review” section on this page.
Placement Test Review Sessions
LSC-Kingwood Learning Center
LSC-Montgomery Testing Center
Maverick Student Center, Room 220
Lone Star College–University Park
Building 13, Room 240
Learning Express Library
The Lone Star College partnership with Learning Express allows all Lone Star College students to access test preparation in many areas. New users of the Learning Express Library will need to set up an account using their Lone Star College e-mail.
- Find more information about setting up an account
- Learning Express Library Home Page
- College Placement Exam Preparation
- Learning Express Library Help
Additional Test Preparation Websites
- ETS (Educational Testing Service): a nonprofit educational testing organization providing test dates and practice question for a variety of tests
- Test Prep Review: Practice for over 50 different tests
- 4Tests: Free online practice exams
- Peterson's College Bound Test Prep: Practice tests for several standardized entrance exams