You may call it testing, but we like to call it "assessment." At TSTC, we begin our relationship with you by listening to you and discovering what your hopes and dreams are in life, then assessing the skills, knowledge and abilities you already have. Our Assessment Centers provide exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive tools for our students to help you achieve your career goals.
Not sure what to do? Start by knowing and understanding your options.
General Educational Development
What is the GED? GED (General Educational Development) Tests measure the outcome of a high school education. The GED Tests consist of five tests, one in each of these subjects: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Writing, and Reading.
Who can take the GED Test?
Eligibility for GED testing is established by the Texas Education Code, Section 7.111, which states that a resident of the state who has not graduated from high school is eligible to take the high school equivalency test in accordance with rules promulgated by the State Board of Education.
In order to take the GED Tests, an applicant must:
An applicant 17 years of age may test if:
An applicant 16 years of age may test if:
How can someone who has lost his/her GED certificate or test scores find the record?
Records of all certificates issued in Texas are on file at the GED Unit, Texas Education Agency. A candidate's complete name, date of birth, and Social Security Number are needed to locate a file. Requests from third parties, such as schools or employers, must bear a release signed by the record-holder.
If you wish to request a new or duplicate GED certificate, click on the link below:
THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
The Texas Legislature replaced the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and replaced the TASP exam with the THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment), ASSET, COMPASS, and ACCUPLACER exams. Under the new legislation, TSI requires all students be assessed prior to enrolling in college level coursework in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math.
Individuals wishing to enroll, but have not taken the THEA Test, must take the Accuplacer Test, which is administered by qualified college personnel. Prospective students who do not pass a portion(s) of the THEA or Accuplacer Test must participate in remediation in at least one deficient area in order to be enrolled in college-level coursework.
Who must take the THEA (TASP) test?
The requirements for taking the THEA (TASP) test apply to students who are entering or enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education (i.e. a college, university or technical institute), and teacher education students at both public and private institutions in Texas, including:
Who is exempt?
What exemptions have disappeared?
To register for the THEA or to find out test dates log on to: http://www.thea.nesinc.com