The Texas Educator’s Certification Exam (TExES) comes in two forms, a paper-based exam (PBT) and a computer-administered test (CAT). ETS, the organization that administers the test, has different web pages for each of these, with information regarding the types of certification available for each: ExCET and CAT.
Testing sessions are available on a continuous basis for the CAT version. Scoring reports become available seven days after the test date. Not all competencies may be taken on the CAT, so consult the ETS listing of availability and scheduling.
Before registering, all candidates create a TEA account.
However, depending on the type of candidate you are, you will need to achieve that differently.
Educator Preparation Program Candidates, for example, must have approval from their EPP, whereas out-of-state candidates must have their credentials reviewed (more information on this is available on the SBEC website.
After this step is complete, candidates filling out the online application must first create an ETS account, after which point they may register for any competency. Questions regarding registering online may be directed to ETS customer service, at 1-800-205-2626.
Additional contact information, such as inquiries for persons with disabilities, questions regarding the tests, complaints, etc. may be found on the ETS Contact Page.
TExES Test Practice Questions
1. When a teacher explains that the order of the addends or factors does not affect the sum or product, he is teaching a lesson about:
- comparing and ordering fractions.
- the properties of real numbers.
- using ratios and proportions.
- inductive reasoning.
2. Which of the following is a true statement about the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845?
- It helped stem the spread of slavery west of the Mississippi.
- It was part of an effort to fulfill Manifest Destiny.
- It was an expression of principles set forth in the Monroe Doctrine.
- It served to improve relations between the United States and Mexico.
3. The power of Congress to override a Presidential veto is an example of:
- checks and balances.
- separation of powers.
- judicial review.
- advice and consent.
4. The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 marked the beginning of the:
- temperance movement.
- Republican Party.
- abolitionist movement.
- women’s rights movement.
5. Which biome is NOT found in the Torrid Zone?