Ch 3: THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation

About This Chapter

Increase your chances of earning a passing score on the THEA test in Texas by utilizing resources in this chapter. Watch short videos and take self-assessment quizzes that can help strengthen your reading comprehension and interpretation skills.

THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation - Chapter Summary

As you study for the THEA test, make sure you know what to expect by reviewing lessons that examine reading comprehension and interpretation. After watching the videos, you'll feel confident in your ability to:

  • Comprehend essays and improve reading comprehension
  • Use text to interpret literary meaning
  • Explain the main point through supporting details
  • Understand the meaning of implied main idea
  • Analyze and understand mood and tone in a reading passage

Use the right-hand sidebar to click on any lesson you'd like to watch as you move through this chapter. If you want to visit key topics within any lesson, simply click that lesson, then select the timeline below the video to jump to those topics.

THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation Chapter Objectives

A primary objective of this chapter is to simplify the process of studying for the THEA test. It covers topics found in the reading section of the test which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions that are matched to about seven reading selections, each about 300-750 words. To prepare for the section, take self-assessment quizzes and a practice chapter exam that feature questions formatted much like those you'll see on test day.

Texas public colleges and universities may require entering freshman students to take this computer-based test, also known as an Internet-Based Test (IBT), as a way to show they fully comprehend reading, math and writing concepts. To pass the test, you must earn a score of at least 230 for both the reading and math sections and at least 220 for the writing section.

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