Texas Teacher Certification Exams--Any Time of Year!

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Computer-Administered Tests (CAT) provide year-round exam options for future Texas teachers on special computers located throughout Texas.

Until now, future Texas teachers could only take their certification exams at 20 designated locations throughout Texas only 4 or 5 times during the year. With the new Computer-Administered Tests (CAT), the exams can be taken all year round on special computers located throughout Texas.

The Computer-Administered Tests are given several times per month at many sites across Texas. Currently only 2 Computer-Administered Tests can be taken: TExES EC-4 Generalist (test #101) & TExES PPR EC-4 (test #100)

Registration deadline is 4:30pm Central Time four-business days prior to the scheduled test date.

In addition to the normal $82 fee (per test), the Computer-Administered Tests fee is $28. For information about how to register for the Computer-Administered Tests go to http://www.texes.net

Special Note: If you are using TExES Master EC-4 Generalist or TExES Master PPR EC-4 to prepare for your exams, make sure you allow the full enough time to follow the full 6-week TExES Master course. You can do the 6-week course in less time if you can log in several hours a day to do the work. If you have less than 6 weeks, it is by far preferable to pay the $15 fee to postpone your exam. Also, you can save $20 to $35 by purchasing TExES Master EC-4 Generalist and TExES Master PPR EC-4 at the same time (as opposed to buying them separately). The TExES Master products are available at a $10 discount only through July 31st—so even if you are taking your exams next year, you can take advantage of the sale price and get a jump on your program this summer.

Make sure you read and understand all the rules and regulations regarding your responsibilities in applying for and taking your exam.

An unofficial score report will be generated on-site when you complete the test. Additional test sites may be made available for the TExES CAT.

New test dates for the regularly scheduled teacher certification exams for the New School Year (2004/2005) are October 2, 2004, December 4, 2004, February 26, 2005, April 2, 2005 (limited sites), May 21, 2005, July 9, 2005 (limited site administration). These dates are subject to the terms of impending test development and administration contract negotiations.

All information about the new CAT program, including registration, can be found at http://www.texes.net

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Howard Theriot