If you are pursuing an associate degree or higher, you are required by Texas state law to have appropriate assessment test scores. Scores generated by TAAS/TAKS, TASP/THEA, ACT, SAT, Compass, Maps, Asset or ACCUPLACER are acceptable. These tests evaluate a student’s reading, writing and math abilities. Scores must be on file before registration can be completed. Texarkana College uses ACCUPLACER (a computerized assessment test) and THEA (a pencil and paper based assessment test) to assist in the advisor’s evaluation of the student’s skills.