TExES Testing Chart

TExES Certification Exam Requirements Spring 2021

Certification Area

Exams Needed

 

EC-6 Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #391 – EC-6 Core Subjects

#293 – Science of Teaching Reading (STR)

 

EC-6 Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading, All-level Special Education

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #391 – EC-6 Core Subjects

#161 – Special Education

#293 – Science of Teaching Reading (STR)

 

EC-6 Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading and Bilingual Education Supplemental

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #391 – EC-6 Core Subjects

#293 – Science of Teaching Reading (STR)

#164 – Bilingual Education Supplemental

#190 – BTLTP-Spanish

 

4-8 Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #211 – 4-8 Core Subjects

#293 – Science of Teaching Reading (STR)

4-8 English Language Arts and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #117 – English Language Arts and Reading 4-8

#293 – Science of Teaching Reading

4-8 Mathematics

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #115 – Mathematics 4-8

4-8 Science

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #116 - Science 4-8

4-8 Social Studies

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR) #118 – Social Studies 4-8

 

 

 

Secondary Content Areas (6-12 or 7-12)

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR)

-and-

The content exam for your concentration area:

#231 – English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 #233 – History 7-12

#238 – Life Science 7-12

#235 – Mathematics 7-12

#232 – Social Studies 7-12

 

 

All-Level Content Areas (EC-12)

#160 – Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities (PPR)

-and-

The content exam for your concentration area:

#158 – Physical Education

#161 – Special Education (if Special Education ONLY)


 TExES Practice Test Information

IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN YOUR TEXES EXAM YET, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Study and Prepare for the TExES content exam in Certify Teacher (This is done as a compont of Field Residency 1 and 2). 
  2. Once you have scored an 80% or better on all sections of a Certify Teacher Practice test, submit a request to have the TExES exam opened.  Submit your request here.
  3. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the Pearson TExES exam.
IF YOU HAVE TAKEN YOUR TEXES EXAM BUT DID NOT PASS, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
  1. You will need to complete 240 Tutoring, including the modules and pass the 240 Tutoring Practice Test.
  2. Once you have passed the 240 Tutoring practice exam with an 80 or better, register to take the Representative TExES Practice exam on campus. Register for your Representative Test here.
  3. Once you have scored an 80% or better on the Representative Practice test, submit a request to have the TExES exam opened.  
  4. Submit your request here.
  5. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for your next chance at the Pearson TExES exam.

 Practice Test Reminders

 

This site is currently under construction.  Updated TExES Practice Test procedures will be posted soon.  Please contact the EPP office for immediate concerns.


TExES Test Reminders

1. Candidates must complete a Test Approval Request to have a TExES exam opened.  The Test Approval Request can be accessed by clicking here.  Candidates who have do not yet have a Standard Certificate will need to have the EPP open TExES tests for them.  
 
2. The EPP will only open one (1) TExES exam at a time for candidates.  Bilingual students need to obtain bilingual faculty approval to take the BTLPT.  The BTLPT can be opened at anytime with faculty approval.
 
3. Candidates will need to pass the Core Content TExES exam before taking the PPR exam.
 
4. There is a 30 day waiting period to retake TExES exams.

Science of Teaching Reading #293

Beginning January 1, 2021 all candidates who are seeking a standard certificate in the following certification areas will be required to take the new Science of Teaching Reading (STR) exam.  Form more information please visit the TEA STR website found at: https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/educator-testing/the-science-of-teaching-reading-str-exam

  • Early Childhood: EC-3
  • Core Subjects with STR: EC-6
  • Core Subjects with STR: 4-8
  • ELAR wth STR: 4-8
  • ELAR/SS with STR: 4-8

EC-6 #291 vs. #391 

  1. The TEA will administer the #291 exam through December 31, 2021.  If candidates have not passed all sections of the #291 exam by that date, they will need to start over with the #391.
  2. The TEA will accept passing #291 scores for certification until December 31, 2022.  If candidates have not obtained a standard certificate by that date, they will need to start over with the #391.
  3. The TEA recommends that all EC-6 Core Content candidates take the #391 exam if they have not yet passed any sections of the TExES #291 exam.

EC-6 #291

EC-6 #391

Subject

# of Questions

Time Allowed

Subject

# of Questions

Time Allowed

ELAR

75

1 hour 45 min

ELAR

45

1 hour 10 min

Math

47

1 hour

Math

40

1 hour 10 min

Social Studies

41

35 minutes

Social Studies

40

50 minutes

Science

52

40 minutes

Science

45

55 minutes

Fine Arts/PE

52

40 minutes

Fine Arts/PE

40

35 minutes

Total Time

 

4 hours 40 min

Total Time

 

4 hours 40 min


TExES Testing COVID-19 Update

PEARSON TExES SITE UPDATE for the REAL TExES EXAMS:

Possible test center closings due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, our first priority is health and safety. As a result, there may be instances where test appointments need to be cancelled. Some testing centers are located at institutions of higher education so campus closures may also impact test center availability.

If you already have a scheduled exam:

Your exam appointment will proceed as scheduled unless you receive an email cancellation.

If your exam is cancelled:

You will receive an email cancellation if your test center closes. Please allow 1–3 days for the exam authorization to show as available for reschedule in your testing account.  Once available, you may reschedule your exam as best fits your needs. No fees will be incurred for rescheduling your appointment.

If you need to schedule or reschedule an exam:

Please note that only test centers that are open will appear during the scheduling process. Tip: Try searching for alternate testing dates or for a test center slightly farther away.

If you are ill on the day of the exam:

Do not sit for your exam. If you miss your appointment due to illness, please review the absentee policy for emergency circumstances, which includes information about requesting a refund.

If you have any questions or need help:

Please contact Customer Support

Health and safety measures at Pearson VUE-owned test centers *

At our company-owned test centers, we are following recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

*We also encourage our partner test centers to implement these precautionary measures. 

We will continue to: 

  • Make hand sanitizer available 
  • Increase our cleaning and disinfecting regimens in between all testing appointments 
  • Provide tissues to candidates upon arrival at the test center 

What candidates should know: 

  • You will be asked to acknowledge that you have not been in contact with any affected persons and that you are not exhibiting any symptoms. 
  • Wash your hands or utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival at the test center. 
  • Please cover your nose and mouth in case of sneezing or coughing. 
  • We are now allowing candidates to bring and wear disposable gloves during testing. Test administrators will inspect the gloves both before and after the testexam, and the gloves will be disposed of in front of the proctor upon completion of the test. 
  • If you are unwell or exhibiting symptoms, such as fever and/or respiratory difficulties, please reschedule your testing appointment in advance. 
  • Some regional test centers may require candidates to provide a temperature check upon arrival.