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Texas Educator Certification Examination Program Transition

Beginning September 1, 2018, Texas educator candidates taking the TExES, TExMaT, and TASC and TASC–ASL examinations will use this website to access preparation materials, register to test, and access their exam scores. Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) will also use this website to access materials and services for their programs, including orders for Representative Examinations.

Candidates who are testing before September 1, 2018, should visit www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window.

For more information about these programs and Texas educator certification requirements, visit the TEA's certification information website opens in a new window.

FAQs for Candidates

Testing Before September 1, 2018

If you are eligible and wish to test through August 31, you must register by August 29. You can register for exams and access score reports for exams taken prior to September 1 through your testing account at www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window.

If you need to receive your score report(s) before September 1, you should register and schedule your exam appointments at www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window. Scores will report on September 4 for exams taken August 28–31.

Preparation materials for TExES, TExMaT, and TASC and TASC–ASL examinations administered before September 1 are available in Test Preparation Resources at www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window.

If you test prior to September 1, your score report will be available in your ETS testing account at www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window. Access to your scores administered through ETS will be available via your testing account through September 28, 2018. Please note all other services will be disabled on August 31.

No. If you currently have an exam appointment scheduled before September 1, you do not need to make any changes to your registration. If you have an exam appointment scheduled before this date and wish to reschedule to sometime after September 1, you will need to cancel your registration. You will need to review the policies and procedures regarding canceling your exam registration in the 2017-18 Registration Bulletin. The bulletin can be downloaded at www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window.

Testing After September 1, 2018

Registration and scheduling will open on this website on September 1, with testing to begin on September 4.

All TExES and TExMaT examinations will be administered on computer. TASC and TASC–ASL will continue to be administered in an interview format.

Most exams will be available year-round by appointment Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, with testing to begin on September 4. Certain exams will be available during specific weeks offered periodically. You may preview potential test center locations now, but you will not be able to schedule an appointment until registration opens on this website on September 1.

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Please note that test center availability is subject to change.

Your existing TEA ECOS/TEAL account and TEA ID number will not change. If you will be testing after September 1, you will need to create a new testing account on this website. Registration opens on this website on September 1, and you will be able to create an account here at that time.

The Principal (068) exam is currently being administered and will eventually be replaced by a new Principal as Instructional Leader (268) exam. You can read more about the new exam at TEA's Principal Certification Redesign webpage opens in a new window.

Yes, if you have not yet reached the retake limit. Candidates are limited to a total of five attempts to pass a certification exam under Texas Education Code section 21.048 opens in a new window.

  • If you tested prior to September 1, 2015. A subsection of the law, which currently counts all attempts of the same exam taken before September 1, 2015, as only one attempt, is set to expire. Beginning September 1, 2018, all attempts of the same exam will count toward the five-attempt testing limit regardless of when the exam was first attempted.
  • If your prior exam attempts all occurred after September 1, 2015. Each attempt counts toward the five-attempt limit.

More information about the retake rule is available on TEA's Educator Testing / Testing Announcements and Updates opens in a new window webpage.

You can use the preparation manuals and practice exams available on www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window. However, please note that the exam functionality described in the current tutorials and exam familiarization videos may vary from the exams administered after September 1.

Exam preparation materials will be available on this website beginning September 1.

If you have previously tested, you will be able to access through your account on this website your testing history and results of exams taken from September 1, 2006, to the present.

FAQs for EPPs

EPPs will be able to access resources through the EPP section of this website beginning September 1. EPP resources are currently available at www.texes.ets.org opens in a new window.

Yes. EPPs can still use the currently available Representative Examinations.

Entities that meet TEA-specified requirements will be able to order Representative Examinations through this website. More information about purchasing Representative Examinations will be posted here as it becomes available.

After September 1, authorized EPP users will have access to an online reporting tool where they can view, analyze, reorganize, download, and print reports based on exam results data from September 1, 2006, to the present. You will also be able to access your program's data through the ETS Data Manager via your account through September 28, 2018.

Beginning in fall 2018, EPPs will work with Pearson on Title II data collection and reporting activities via a secure web-based system. More information will be distributed to EPPs after September 1.