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TExES Testing for Current Students

All certification programs require State mandated testing

  • Tests for certification are called TExES (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards)
  • All information can be found in the 2013-14 TExES/ExCET Registration Bulletin or refer to the TExES ETS website for testing, registration, and dates

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 January 1, 2015, 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.

*Generalist Test Update: Test #191 (Generalist EC-6) will be offered for the last time August 31, 2015. It can be used for certification applications that are submitted and recommended by October 30, 2017, with the rest of the certification requirements completed by August 31, 2017.

 

  • EC-6 Generalist & EC-6 Bilingual Generalist TExES Exam Timeframe approval process: Click to view
  • All other content exams: Contact the department’s authorized representative to obtain a TExES Eligibility Form. Submit the TExES Eligibility Form to the Office of Teacher Certification and Admission Services, EDUC 3.240, where you will complete the Certification Exam Pre-Registration Form for test approval.
  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) for All-Level Certification: Complete a Certification Exam Pre-Registration form at the Office of Teacher Certification and Admission Services, EDUC 3.240, for test approval.
  • For retesting, call the Office of Teacher Certification & Admission Services at 665-5364 or 665-3420.

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): Visit the Office of Teacher Certification and Admission Services, EDUC 3.240, where you will complete the Certification Exam Pre-Registration Form for test approval.
  • Only students who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are following a Bilingual Generalist degree plan may register for the BTLPT.

Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT - 190)*


  • The Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT - 190) – Spanish will be required of all educators seeking Bilingual Education certification beginning with the 2011-12 testing year.
  • The TExES BTLPT – Spanish is administered periodically during one-week administration windows.
    * All information can be found in the 2013-2014 TExES/ExCET Registration Bulletin or refer to the TExES ETS website for testing, registration, and dates

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): Contact the department's authorized representative to obtain a TExES Eligibility Form. Submit the TExES Eligibility Form to the Office of Teacher Certification and Admission Services, EDUC 3.240, where you will complete the Certification Exam Pre-Registration Form for test approval.
  • Only students who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are following a Spanish degree plan may register for the LOTE - Spanish.

Languages other than English (LOTE - 613) - Spanish*


  • The Languages other than English - Spanish (LOTE – 613) will be required of all educators seeking Spanish certification beginning with the 2011-12 testing year.
  • The TExES LOTE – Spanish is administered periodically during one-week administration windows.
    * All information can be found in the 2013-2014 TExES/ExCET Registration Bulletin or refer to the TExES ETS website for testing, registration, and dates

2013 - 2014 BTLPT (190) & LOTE - Spanish (613)
Administration-Based CAT Testing Schedule

Administration Window 1 Registration Period 2 Scores Released3
Start End Start End
04/26/2014 05/03/2014 01/06/2014 04/11/2014 05/26/2014
07/05/2014 07/12/2014 03/17/2014 06/20/2014 08/04/2014

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.