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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Testing Center - THEA Test


The THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment) Test, formerly the TASP test, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for use by Texas institutions of higher education as an assessment instrument for entering students.

The THEA Test, as prescribed by the Texas Success Initiative, includes components designed to provide diagnostic data about the reading, writing and mathematics skills of each student. Unless otherwise exempt from testing, students must present scores from the THEA test, or an approved alternative test, to register for classes.

Registration for the state administered THEA test is handled through the mail by completing the test registration form located inside the THEA Registration Bulletin.

Internet registration is also available at the THEA website, Cost of testing is $29 (additional fees may apply for Late or Emergency Registrations), and scores are received approximately three weeks after the test date. Additional information and a sample test may be accessed at


Visit the Texas Success Initiative Exemptions (TSI) page to learn more.

For more information visit the Testing Center located in the Student Success Center building, call (409) 984-6244, or E-mail your information requests (Alice Nelson

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