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Testing Center THEA Internet-Based Test

The Texas Higher Education Assessment® Internet-Based Test (THEA IBT) is a four-hour, computer administered exam accepted by the College of Education for entrance into the Teacher Certification program. The THEA IBT consists of three sections:

  1. The Reading section consists of approximately 40 multiple-choice questions matched to about seven reading selections of 300-750 words each.
  2. The Writing section consists of a multiple-choice subsection and a writing sample. The multiple-choice subsection includes approximately 40 questions assessing students’ ability to recognize various elements of effective writing. In the writing sample, students will be asked to write a 300-600 word essay on an assigned topic. The essay must be 1,000 words or less.
  3. The Math section consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions covering four general areas: fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, and problem solving. Students will have access to an online four-function calculator for their use. No other calculators are permitted.

THEA IBT at the Testing Center

The Testing Center is for current UT Dallas students only. If you are not enrolled at UT Dallas, please contact other test sites directly to set up your THEA IBT appointment.

The THEA IBT will be used for Teacher Education Program entrance only. It is not an accepted TSI Assessment exam.

For more information, download the Testing Center’s THEA IBT Quick Guide (pdf).

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