Each certification exam is designed to test your understanding of various educational methods, teaching scenarios and topics within your subject area.
We’ve produced several expert articles on each Texas certification exam. Learn all about each test below…
What is TExES?
TExES stands for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards. This is the state of Texas’s testing program for certifying new teachers. TExES exams allow you to teach in a classroom, providing you achieve a passing score.
TExES Content Exams
TExES content exams test you on how ready you are to teach your desired subject. They cover approximately 50 subject areas and grade levels, based on the topics you’ll be teaching your students.
Content Exams are computer generated, and take place in a testing facility. Most of the questions are multiple choice. Tests are split into categories and competencies, mirroring the very lessons you’ll impart onto others in a classroom setting.
Teachworthy helps you to prepare for your content exams. We have developed partnerships with preparation systems that offer practice exams and revision materials, including 240 Tutoring and Certify Teacher.
Ensure you ace the content test by reading our article below…
Preparing for your content exams >
All teachers must pass their PPR Exam before they can be recommended for their standard certificate. PPR stands for Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities. While content exams tackle your expertise in a particular subject, PPR exams measure your knowledge and methods of teaching.
PPR questions cover everything from development and diversity to communication, technology and legalities.
If you have more questions about the PPR exams, make sure you read our comprehensive guide below…
PPR Exams – Your Questions Answered >
PACT Tests are required for admission into an Educator Preparation Program in the following cases:
- If the applicant has a GPA below 2.5
- If the applicant has not completed 12 semester credit hours in their desired teaching subject
Discover if you need to PACT test for your dream teaching position in our go-to guide.
PACT Tests Explained >
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