The TASP test has been renamed THEA. The THEA test is one of the approved tests for the Texas Success Initiative. Like TASP, THEA must be taken before enrolling in courses unless the student is exempt. SAT, ACT, and TAAS scores required to be exempt are the same as for TASP. Also, the passing standards for THEA are the same as for TASP: Reading = 230, Math = 230, Writing = 220. Previous TASP scores will remain intact. Information about THEA is available on the University Studies website: http://www.usd.uh.edu/tsp/taspidx.htm.
The THEA test is NOT an admissions test, but it must be taken as a state requirement prior to enrollment in any Texas public college, university, or educator preparation program in a public or private school. THEA is also used to determine placement into core curriculum courses.
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