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UT Tyler School of Education

TExES Registration Information

Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes.

Permission to take the Content TExES

1st Attempt on Content TExES:

  1. Be admitted to a specific School of Education initial teacher preparation program (e.g., EC-6, UTeach, Secondary/All-Level, or STEP.)
  2. Complete the Practice Test in your certification area using 240Tutoring.  Note: 240Tutoring is not available in all content areas.  For those subjects, use the Representative test for your content.
  3. You must have a score of 80% on the 240Tutoring Practice Test or the Representative test.
  4. Submit documentation of your score with your Permission to Test form to the Office of Educator Certification & Accountability.

Retest Attempt #1 for Content TExES:

  1. If you are not successful on passing your certification exam on the first attempt, you must retake the Practice Test in 240Tutoring in your certification area and earn a 90% score in order to obtain permission to test.  If your subject area does not have preparation from 240Tutoring, you will use the Representative test again.  The score must be 90%. 
  2. Submit your retest application and visual proof (e.g., screenshot, pdf document, etc.) that you earned a minimum of 90% on the 240Tutoring Practice Test or the Representative test to the Office of Educator Certification & Accountability.

Retest Attempt #2 – 4 for Content TExES:

  1. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Swain to develop an appropriate remediation plan.  Make sure to bring your score reports from both content test attempts to the meeting with Dr. Swain.
  2. Submit your completed materials as determined in your meeting with Dr. Swain and the retest application and form to the Office of Educator Certification & Accountability.

Permission to take the PPR TExES

  1. You should at least be in Phase III or Block 3 of your initial teacher preparation program.
  2. Earn an 85% or higher on the ETS Interactive Full-Length PPR.
  3. Submit your Permission to Test form and evidence that you earned an 85% or higher on the ETS Practice Test to the Office of Educator Certification & Accountability.

Retest Attempt #1 for PPR TExES:

  1. If you are not successful on passing your certification exam on the first attempt, you must purchase the test preparation in 240Tutoring. Complete the Practice Test and earn a 90% in order to obtain permission to test.
  2. Submit visual proof (e.g. screen shot, pdf document, etc) that you earned a minimum of 90% on the 240Tutoring materials and your retest application to the Office of Educator Certification & Accountability.

Retest Attempt #2 – 4 for PPR TExES:

  1. Schedule a meeting with the Director of the School of Education by emailing Dr. Swain.  Make sure to bring your score reports from both PPR test attempts to the meeting with Dr. Swain.
  2. Submit your completed materials as determined in your meeting with Dr. Swain and the retest application and form to the Office of Educator Certification & Accountability.

Professional Certification:

Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes.

 

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