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Test Scores Required for Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education Program Admission Testing Requirement - How to meet

All applicants must take and pass the THEA (previously called TASP) or an approved alternative: Accuplacer,  Asset, or Compass.  All three parts must be passed, but applicants may use a combination of tests and test dates.  There is no time limit on how old these tests may be. The new TSI Assessment test cannot be used.

The Accuplacer is given at Tarleton, but requires an appointment.  For more information, call 254-968-9423, go to Academic Testing in Room 201 in the Math Building, or sign up and pay here:  If you need to take the writing portion, please ask to take the essay portion first and tell them that it is for the Teacher Education Program. 

All 3 parts - WRITING, READING, and MATH - must be passed by the end of the application semester.

If you need to find out your current test scores, please check with your advisor or send your name and ID number in an email to

WRITING Accuplacer 6 on Accuplacer essay OR 5 on Accuplacer essay and 80 on Accuplacer skills
Asset 6 on Asset essay OR 5 on Asset essay and 40 on Asset skills
Compass 6 on Compass essay OR 5 on Compass essay and 59 on Compass skills
THEA 220
READING Accuplacer 78
Asset 41
Compass 81
THEA 230
MATH Accuplacer 63 on Elementary Algebra
Asset 38 on Math 2 / Elementary Algebra
Compass 39 on Algebra
THEA 230

Alternative Testing Locations

  • Tarleton - Fort Worth Campus - Offering Accuplacer.  Contact the Fort Worth Testing Center at 817-484-4230, email, or stop by Suite 511.
  • MCC - Waco - The Accuplacer has been reinstated at this campus for Tarleton Teacher Ed Program students.  Students will need to identify themselves as a TSU TEP student needing to take the  ACCUPLACER exam for program requirements.  Please have the scores sent to TSU admissions via:  Fax 254-968-9951 or email to