• THEA Test

    Since 1989, the Texas Higher Education Assessment® (THEA®) has provided Texas students and institutions of higher education with a flexible, fair, and accurate testing and score-reporting system. Its purpose is to assess the reading, mathematics, and writing skills that entering freshman-level students should have if they are to perform effectively in undergraduate certificate or degree programs in Texas public colleges or universities.

    Test Description

    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. Dr. Christopher will explain the proficiencies to you when you meet with her, and the sooner the better.”

    Testing Dates Coming Soon


    $29 payable to Evaluation Systems by credit card, check, or money order on test day
    $15 payable to HSU (cash only) due 48 hours before test day

    For more information regarding the THEA click here.

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