TExES Testing for Current Students
All certification programs require State mandated testing
What's New in 2013-2014 (TExES ETS website)
Administration of Test: Paper-Based Exams (PBT) will no longer be offered. The tests will be moving to Computer Administrated Test (CAT).
Change in Test Retake Policy: Texas Education Code §21.048 was amended and now requires no more than 45 days to elapse before you are eligible to retake a test. This policy is effective September 1, 2013. If you take a test on or after September 1 you will be eligible to retake that test, with proper approvals and subject to available testing dates, 45 days later.
Test Approval to take a TExES Exam:
First time test takers registering for the computer-administered tests (CAT) must submit their Pre-Registration forms five (5) working days before they intend to register online to be approved for the test.
There are no late or emergency registration fees for computer-administered tests (CAT).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Test Dates for computer-administrated tests (CAT) are viewable to registrants in the ETS online registration system. You will not be able to view the CAT test dates until you have been approved to register for an exam.
*Generalist EC-6 Test Update: As of September 1, 2014, the Generalist EC-6 exam will require passing scores on each domain or section for an overall passing score:
*PPR Test Update: Test #110 (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities 4-8), #130 (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities 8-12), and #194 (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-6) will be offered for the last time August 31, 2011. They can be used for certification applications that are submitted and recommended by October 30, 2014, with the rest of the certification requirements completed by August 31, 2014.
Test Approval to take the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT):
Applicants can only register for the BTLPT during the registration periods listed below.
Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT - 190)*
Test Approval to take Languages other than English (LOTE - 613) - Spanish:
Applicants can only register for the LOTE - Spanish during the registration periods listed below.
Languages other than English (LOTE - 613) - Spanish*
2013 - 2014 BTLPT (190) & LOTE - Spanish (613)
|Administration Window 1||Registration Period 2||Scores Released3|
1 Administration Window – With few exceptions, no testing occurs on Sundays.
2 Registration Period – For BTLPT and LOTE, all available test dates and test centers should be viewable to registrants in the ETS online registration system by the registration period start dates shown.
3 Scores Available – Scores should be viewable in the ETS online registration system no later than 5 p.m. Central time on the dates shown.