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Chapter 3: Testing (Certification Exams)

Testing (Certification Exams)

Purpose and Definition

According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), there are specific requirements to becoming a classroom teacher. One of these requirements is passing scores on state-approved certification exams.

  • TExES: Texas Examinations of Educator Standards. The tests contain multiple-choice/selected-response questions. Some tests also have additional types of constructed-response questions (e.g., open-ended written or oral responses). Tests are administered by a state-approved vendor. NOTE: Test and Exam are used interchangeably within the Teacher Certification Handbook.