The Texas Success Initiative, which became effective took the place of TASP with passage of Senate Bill 286 of the 78th Texas Legislative session. This legislation requires that students attending Texas public colleges and universities are assessed by a state-approved test in the areas of reading, math, and writing to ensure that basic skills are met before enrolling in college-level courses. This requirement extends to both full-time and part-time students. Performance on the assessment test will not be used as a condition of admission.
Students who have graduated with an Associate or Bachelor degree, from a Texas public college or university.
Exemptions for reading, math or writing may be granted based on college level coursework from a private or out-of-state college or university.
Students who on or after August 1, 1990, were honorably
discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of the Reserves.
Students with ACT, SAT, TAAS, or exit-level TAKS scores meeting standards listed below:
1. ACT - composite score of 23 or higher with individual math
and/or English scores of no less than 19. Scores can be no
more than five years old.
2. SAT - Composite score of 1070 with no less than 500 on
verbal and/or 500 on math. Scores can be no more than five
3. TAAS - Scale scores of TLI-89 or higher in reading, TLI-86 or higher in math, and 1770 or higher in writing. TAAS scores can be no more than three years old.
4. TAKS (Exit-level) - Scale scores of 2200 on Mathematics
section and/or 2200 on English Language Arts with a writing subsection score of at least 3. TAKS scores can be no more than 3 years old.
5. Students who perform on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course (EOC) assessment with a minimum score of Level 2 on the Algebra II EOC. Students who perform on the STAAR end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of Level 2 on the English III EOC.
The purpose of the THEA T test is to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges and universities possess basic skills in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The THEA T requirement extends to both full-time and part-time students.
Performance on the THEA T will not be used as a condition of admission.
For more information on exemptions and waivers refer to your college catalog.