TExES Exam: Scoring, Reporting & Passing Scores


TExES Exam Scoring

It helps to understand how tests are scored so that you can approach the testing process with confidence. This also ensures that you understand what your test results mean when you receive them.

If you take a TExES test with selected-response questions, you'll be awarded points for any questions that you answer correctly. Answering a test question incorrectly will not decrease your score. Since there is no penalty if you get a question wrong, it's a good idea to answer all questions, even if you are not confident of the correct answer to some of them.

If your exam includes constructed-response components, your spoken or written answers will be awarded points by trained scorers.

Regardless of whether you take an exam with one or both question types, your overall performance will be converted into a scaled score.

How and When Scores Are Reported

Where Can I Access My Test Scores?

Test scores are available online. When you register for your TExES tests you will create a Pearson testing account (http://www.tx.nesinc.com). Once your scores are available, you will be able to access them by logging into your account. (For access to scores prior to September 1, 2018, visit www.texes-ets.org.)

The only way to get a copy of your TExES test scores is to print your scores from your online account. Test score reports are not mailed to examinees.

When Are Test Scores Available?

Results for computer-based tests that are administered continuously are uploaded to test accounts within a week of the test date. If you took a limited-administration computer-based test or a paper-based test, results are typically available within 3-4 weeks of your test date. Your scores for these types of tests should be available by 5 pm Central Standard Time on the published score reporting date.

Who Else Receives Test Scores?

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will receive a report of your scores. Test scores are also sent to the Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) examinees are registered in. This means that if you're taking your TExES exams, you do not have to worry about providing your test scores to your educational program or to the TEA.

Reporting Delays

If a test has been significantly revised or you're taking a new test that has been recently introduced, there may be a delay in receiving your test scores. Registration or payment issues with an examinee may also cause the release of test scores to be delayed.

Passing Scores

All TExES exams are subject to the same scaled scoring range. Examinees will receive a score of no less than 100 and no more than 300 points. In order to pass a test, you need to score 240 or more.

Applicants who take the Core Subjects EC-6 and 4-8 tests will not receive a numeric score for the test overall. Rather, they will receive numeric scores for these exams' individual subtests. Depending on the scores for each subtest, they will receive a ''pass'' or ''not pass'' as their overall test result.

Studying for TExES Tests

TExES tests are designed to qualify individuals to work with students of specific age groups, teach specific subjects or work as educational professionals in other capacities, such as being a school counselor. Use the links below to access study materials for the specific tests you need to take or check out this complete listing of available TExES study guides.

How to Register for TExES Tests

Prospective Texas teachers must pass Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) tests for their specific subject area. Read on for information on how to register for TExES exams and learn how you can prepare for your test.

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