Candidates must score an 80% or higher on all practice tests in order to be approved for a state test. Candidates have no more than three (3) attempts to pass any given practice test with a minimum three (3) week waiting period between attempts.
The deadline to have all practice and state tests passed to be eligible to student teach in a fall semester is July 1st.
The deadline to have all practice and state tests passed to be eligible to student teach in a spring semester is December 1st.
The cost of a full practice exam is $25.00. The cost for retaking any section of the EC-6 or 4-8 Core Subjects exam is $7.00 each. You must register for a practice exam no later than 48 hours before the exam. Representative tests (practice tests) are only available for TWU educator candidates and currently enrolled students.
Note: All exams are proctored through Examity. If a candidate attempts an exam without Examity proctoring the testing session, the testing session will count as an attempt and the testing coordinator will not grade the exam.
Your information will be uploaded to Examilty at 8:00a the day of your scheduled exam. You must start the test BEFORE 7:00PM.
If you attempt your exam after 5:00PM please note that a TExES Prep Center staff member will not be available to help you in case of any testing issues. We recommend that you schedule your exam between the hours of 8:00a and 12:00p so a TExES Prep Center staff member will be available to you if you need assistance.
Please review the Examity Rules and Scheduling Instructions for additional instructions. Please ensure that you have the apporiporate software and hardware to take an exam with Examity by clicking here before registering for a practice exam.
Rescheduling/cancellation. You may reschedule or cancel an exam no later than 24 hours before the scheduled exam. If you must reschedule email firstname.lastname@example.org. The TPC staff are not responsible for scheduling test dates and/or times.
If you reschedule your test date on Examity you must also notify the TExES Prep Center.
Retesting: students must wait a minimum of three weeks in between the second and third attempt on a practice test.
Please review the TExES Prep Center Testing Policy for additional information regarding cancellations, rescheduling, and refunds.
For candidates seeking alternative testing arrangements please be aware of the timelines associated with the review and approval process for your request as well as the coordination with the TWU Disability Services for Students (DSS) that might be needed to arrange your appointment. Please visit the DSS for steps on how to register for testing accomodations.
Exam accommodations are approved by DSS staff. Students will use myDSS to request their exams with accommodations. Exam requests will be approved after DSS receives the Alternative Testing Agreement (ATA) from your instructor. Exams cannot be taken in the DSS Testing Center without the ATA.
“Exam,” as used in this context, refers to quizzes and tests taken during the semester in conjunction with an academic class, both on campus and online.
Test accommodations are determined on an individualized basis and may include:
Exams must be taken during the regular class time unless an alternate time is approved by the instructor.