• THEA Test

    The THEA Test consists of three sections: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Each section of the THEA Test is designed to measure a student's academic skill against an established standard of competence. A student's score on each section of the test is based on his or her performance in relation to the skills being tested. Scores are not related to how well other students have performed on the same section.

    From the HSU Educational Studies’ page:

    “Do I have to pass the THEA test to be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program?

    Not necessarily. You must meet the HSU standards of proficiency in the basic areas of reading, writing, math, and oral communication. The Teacher Education Council has determined multiple ways for you to demonstrate proficiency in the basic skills, including but not limited to taking the THEA. The application for admission to teacher education describes the various ways you can demonstrate those proficiencies including but not limited to grades of A or B in a general education comm class (1301 or 1302), SAT and/or ACT scores in pertinent areas, THEA scores in reading, writing, and math. The Certification Officer will explain the proficiencies to you when you meet with her, and the sooner the better.”

    How to Register

    1. Click 'Register Here' below and select a date to take the exam
    2. Go to https://thea.starttest.com/ to create an account and pay for the exam
    3. Bring your email and password on the day of the exam, as well as valid photo ID. You can find out exactly what to bring with you at http://www.thea.nesinc.com/TA_IBTwhattobring.asp.


    $29 payable to Evaluation Systems by credit or debit card.
    $15 payable to HSU (cash only) due 48 hours before test day

    For more information regarding the THEA, click here.

    Register Here

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