TExES Exam Dates
As of September 2018, all TExES tests are computer-administered tests (CATs). For the 2018-2019 testing year, some of these exams are offered on a continuous basis and others on specific dates.
Continuous Exam Dates
Most TExES exams are offered year-round, enabling you to schedule an exam on the date you desire. Exams offered continuously include major subject area certification exams as well as more specialized content area exams, such as:
- Core Subjects EC-6 and 4-8
- English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 and 7-12
- Math 4-8 and 7-12
- Science 4-8 and 7-12
- Social Studies 4-8 and 7-12
- Special Education EC-12
- Marketing 6-12
- Dance 6-12
- Business and Finance 6-12
- Journalism 7-12
- Art EC-12
- Health Science 6-12
You can sign up for this type of test up to two days ahead of your desired testing appointment, provided space is available.
Limited-Administration Exam Dates
Some TExES exams are only available within a limited window of administration. These tests include:
- Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE) exams:
- Braille (UEB)/Contracted Braille
These exams are offered during specific testing windows for the 2018-2019 testing year. These windows are generally two weeks long, and registration deadlines are about two days prior to a window's first test date.
Testing windows for the BTLPT (Spanish) and LOTE Spanish tests occur throughout the year, with the next window opening up around two weeks after the previous one ends. Braille (UEB)/Contracted Braille, LOTE French, LOTE German and LOTE Latin offer four two-week testing windows as follows:
|French||German or Latin||Braille|
|10/22/2018 to 11/4/2018||11/5/2018 to 11/18/2018||11/5/2018 to 11/18/2018|
|1/14/2019 to 1/27/2019||1/28/2019 to 2/10/2019||2/25/2019 to 3/10/2019|
|3/11/2019 to 3/24/2019||4/22/2019 to 5/5/2019||4/22/2019 to 5/5/2019|
|6/3/19 to 6/16/19||6/17/2019 to 6/30/2019||7/15/2019 to 7/28/2019|
Important Note on TExES Braille Exams: After July 2019, the TExES Contracted Braille exam (test code 183) will no longer be offered. For Braille certification, candidates will have to take TExES Braille (UEB) (test code 283) instead. Until that time, both tests share registration windows.
Using the TExES Website
As of September 2018, all TExES examinees must use Pearson's official TExES website (tx.nesinc.com) as a portal for account maintenance and registration. This website replaces the old ETS system, so even if you already have an account with ETS, you must make a new account on the Pearson website to register for a TExES test.
The new website contains 24/7 access to the most current information on every TExES exam, as well as registration, payment and scheduling systems. This website also replaces the TExES Registration Bulletins; everything you need to know about your exam cay be found on this website.
TExES Test Registration
To begin, if you have not done so already, create your new account on the Pearson website. You will need an email address and you will have to prepare an answer to a security question. Just like the old ETS system, you will also need a valid Texas Education Agency (TEA) ID. Note that your TEA account is unchanged and this new system only applies to test registration and administration.
Next, visit the individual website for the TExES exam you wish to take and click on the button that says Register Now. If you like, you may also check appointment availability and locate a Pearson testing center near you before you begin registration.
When you go to register for your exam, you will first be asked if you require alternative arrangements or special accommodations that go beyond what is already provided by the testing center (such as wheelchair access, visual/comfort aids or medication breaks). Then, you will be asked some background questions regarding your preferred language. These questions are used only for evaluating exam questions and will not be kept on your records.
After indicating your score report preferences and submitting your payment information, your registration is complete and you may schedule your exam. You can do this right away through the website or wait until later, but you must schedule an appointment at a testing center within 170 days of registering for the test.
After registering and scheduling your exam, you will receive an email that confirms the details of your testing appointment. This email is for your reference only, as you no longer need to bring a printed admissions ticket to the testing center.
Preparing for a TExES Test
Study.com offers a variety of online resources to help you prepare for your exams. These TExES Study Guide courses use quick and fun video lessons to help you review key concepts and topics you'll need to know about to answer exam questions. You'll also find self-assessment quizzes and practice tests that can prepare you for computer-based testing and verify your knowledge before you take the exam. Listed below is just a sampling of the more than 40 study guides available for aspiring teachers in Texas:
- TExES Core Subjects EC-6
- TExES Core Subjects 4-8
- TExES Business & Finance 6-12
- TExES Chemistry 7-12
- TExES Health EC-12
- TExES History 7-12
- TExES Life Science 7-12
- TExES Marketing 6-12
- TExES Music EC-12
- TExES Math 7-12
- TExES Physical Science 6-12
- TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12
- TExES School Counselor
- TExES Science 7-12