TASC/TASC-ASL Registration Information

TASC and TASC-ASL Tests Offered

The following tables list the TASC and TASC-ASL tests offered and provide the code for each test. More information about the tests including the test frameworks, the interview format and study resources, is available on the preparation manual web pages for the TASC and TASC-ASL tests. For these enhanced preparation manuals see Preparation Materials.
 
TASC
Test NameTest Code
Texas Assessment of Sign Communication 072

TASC/TASC-ASL
Test NameTest Code
Texas Assessment of Sign Communication American Sign Language 073


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Registration Steps

Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Candidates
If you are an EPP candidate, you must have approval to test from your EPP. After you have approval, if you are a first-time testing candidate, you must go to the TEA website and create an account. When you create your account you will complete an Educator Profile and obtain a TEA ID number. (See Creating Your TEA Account.) You will be able to view your approved examinations in your Educator Profile under "View Examinations."

Once you have viewed your approved exams, go to the ETS online registration system and create an ETS testing account. (See Creating Your ETS Testing Account.) You will register to test through your ETS testing account.
If you have already taken a Texas Educator Certification Program test and you want to register for a test that you have not previously been approved to take, you must get approval from your EPP to take that test. Once you have approval to test, you can go to your testing account on the ETS TExES website and register to test.

Out-of-State/Out-of-Country Candidates
If you are an out-of-state or out-of-country candidate, you must have your credentials reviewed before you can register to test. To have your credentials reviewed, go to the TEA website, create an Educator Profile (see Creating Your TEA Account), complete an online application for review of credentials and submit the appropriate documents by mail to TEA.

After your credentials have been reviewed, you will be emailed information regarding the tests that you are approved to take. You will be able to view your approved examinations in your Educator Profile on the TEA website under "View Examinations" to confirm your eligibility to test.

Once you have approval to test, go to the ETS online registration system and create an ETS testing account. (See Creating Your ETS Testing Account.) You will register to test through your ETS testing account.

Certification-by-Exam Candidates
If you are a Certification-by-Exam candidate, you already have a certificate to teach in Texas and may already have an Educator Profile on the TEA website and a TEA ID number. Use your TEA ID number to create an ETS testing account and register for an exam on the ETS TExES website. (See Creating Your ETS Testing Account.) A list of exams that you are eligible to take will be displayed for you in your ETS testing account. This is where you will register to test.

If you don't know your TEA ID number, go to your Educator Profile on the TEA website to retrieve it.

If your teaching certificate was issued before 2002, you will have to create an Educator Profile on the TEA website to obtain your TEA ID number. (See Creating Your TEA Account.)

Note: TEA Division of Educator Certification and Standards is not responsible for approving certification-by-exam candidates. If you have a question regarding testing approvals, call TEA at 1-512-936-8400 and select option 2 to speak with a certification/credentialing specialist.

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Information About Your Name

  • The name you create on your TEA account and your ETS testing account must exactly match the name on the ID documents you will present on the day of the test. For example, if the name on your ID document includes a middle name or initial, you must include that when you register. If your ID documents do not match the name you use when you register, you may be prohibited from taking the test or your test scores may be canceled after you take the test and your test fees forfeited.
  • When you create your accounts and register, you must supply your entire last (family) name. If you have a multiple-part last name, be sure to supply your complete last name (e.g., Pena-Delgado or Suarez Thomas) as it appears on the ID documents you will present on the day of the test.
  • Be sure to provide your entire first (given) name. Do not register under a nickname and do not register with only an initial as your first name.
  • If you register by phone, please be sure you are registered under your entire first and last names as they appear on your ID.
  • If your TEA and ETS accounts have already been created, please confirm that the name on your ID documents still matches the name that appears in your accounts. If they do not, you must update your information.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your ID documents match your authorization letter on the day of the test.
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Creating Your TEA Account

  • Go to the TEA website and click on the Educator Login icon on the top right-hand side of the page. 
  • If you have already established a new TEA Login (TEAL account), click “Login to TEAL,” and then click the blue “Educator” link to access your Educator Profile. 
  • If you have not yet established a TEA Login (TEAL account), click “Create new TEAL account,” and follow the step-by-step instructions. Once your TEAL account is fully established, you will have access to your Educator Profile. 
  • Review the information in your Educator Profile often to ensure it remains current and matches your full name exactly as it appears on your ID.
  • It is important that your TEA Educator Profile contain your mailing address, email address and phone number. All updates and corrections to your TEA Educator Profile must be done on the TEA website; be sure to click the Continue button to save your updates. One hour later, the updates will appear in your ETS testing account.. You should check the TEA website on a regular basis to make sure all of your information is current.
  • Your TEA Educator Profile will contain your assigned TEA ID number. A TEA ID number is used for identification throughout the certification and test registration process.
  • Print your TEA Educator Profile so that it will be handy when you register to test.
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Creating Your ETS Testing Account

If you register online
  • When you access the ETS online registration system for the first time, you will be required to create an ETS testing account.
  • Select Your Account and follow the guidelines for creating an account in the ETS online registration system. You must create an account in the ETS online registration system. This is where you will register to test. You cannot register to test through your account on the TEA site.
  • You will need to provide your TEA ID number, your first and last name and your date of birth. Charter school candidates will be given a TEA ID number during the process of creating their testing account.
  • You may use a different user name and password for your ETS testing account than you did on your TEA account; however, all other information must be identical to the information you entered in your TEA account. Be sure to enter your full name exactly as it appears on your ID.
If you register by phone or by mail

If you register by phone or mail, your ETS testing account will be created for you using the information you supply over the phone or on your paper registration form. This information must match the information in your TEA account. If it does not, your registration cannot be processed.

Once your ETS testing account has been created, you will be sent an email that will include a user name for your ETS testing account. To get a password, go to Your Account. Because you already have a user name, you will access your account as an existing user. Go to login and enter your user name; then select "Forgot Password?" A temporary password will be emailed to you. You can then log in to your account with your user name and temporary password. You will be prompted to change your temporary password when you log in.

After you create your account
You will be able to:
  • register for any exam you are approved to take
  • view your registration and make changes if needed
  • reschedule or cancel your registration
  • place orders for services, such as score review
  • check the status of previously placed orders
  • view your score report
  • change your password
  • change options for receiving text/email test prep messages
  • return to your account at any time
You cannot update your TEA Educator Profile through your testing account in the ETS online registration system. You must go to the TEA website to update your TEA Educator Profile. (See Correcting or Updating Your TEA Educator Profile.)

Be sure to record your user name and password and keep them in a secure place for future use. Remember that the information entered in your ETS testing account must match the information in your TEA Educator Profile. See the Quick Start Guide for New User Account Creation (PDF) and Test Registration Quick Start Guide (PDF) for step-by-step registration directions.


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How to Register

Before you register, please read Information About Your Name.


Online
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Online registrations must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on the registration deadline date. See Test Dates and Registration Deadlines. Also see Creating Your ETS Testing Account.
  • There is no extra charge for registering online.
  • If you have questions about registering online, call Customer Service at 1-800-205-2626.
Phone
  • Call 1-800-205-2626, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
  • You must make the call yourself. No one else will be allowed to register for you.
U.S. Mail
  • Available only for test takers who are registering for a Monday test date.
  • A registration form is available in the Download Library. Complete and submit the form to the address listed on the form.
  • Registration forms must be postmarked by the registration deadline.
  • If you have questions about registering by mail, call Customer Service at 1-800-205-2626.
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Selecting a Test Session

TASC and TASC-ASL test sessions are scheduled throughout the day. During registration you will be asked to select a morning or afternoon session. You wll be informed of your testing time in your authorization letter. Every effort will be made to grant your request for a morning or afternoon session. However, it may not be possible to grant your request because of test center capacity limits at the time your registration is received. Please note the following restrictions:
  • You cannot take the same test twice on the same day.
  • A session request can only be selected when you register.
  • Some test centers do not offer sessions in both the morning and afternoon.
  • If you register and select a test session and then make subsequent changes to your test and/or test center selection(s), you will be required to pick from the sessions that are available at the test center at the time of the change.
  • The session you select at registration and your scheduled appointment time cannot be modified on the day of the test.
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Sign Communication Systems for TASC

When you register, you will be asked to identify the sign communication system you would like to use for the test. If you are registering online, you will need to send an email to txtopt-tasc@ets.org indicating your choice of sign communication system. If you are registering by mail, you will select your sign communication system on your registration form.
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Contact Sign (CS)
  • Morphemic Sign System (MSS)
  • Signed English (SE)
  • Signing Exact English (SEE)

 

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Interpreter Services

You have the option to request interpreter services for the test administration. Interpreters are responsible for interpreting for the test administrator and anyone else who will be checking examinees in and reading directions on how to complete the required forms before the interview session. No interpretation is permitted during the interview and interpreters are not allowed in the test room at any time during the interview. Interpreters cannot provide feedback to examinees, whether hearing or deaf, regarding sign vocabulary. If you are registering online, you will need to send an email to txtopt-tasc@ets.org indicating your need for an interpreter. If you are registering by mail, you will indicate whether you need an interpreter on the registration form.


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Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

The TASC and TASC-ASL tests are scheduled to be administered two times during the 2014-15 testing year on the following test dates. Registration deadlines are strictly enforced; exceptions are not made.
Test DateRegistration Deadline
11/08/14 10/10/14
4/18/15 3/20/15


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Authorization Letters

Test interviews are scheduled appointments. Instead of an admission ticket, you will be sent an authorization letter with all of the necessary information for the test administration. Do not print an admission ticket. The online admission ticket will not provide you with the information you need for the test administration. Authorization letters will be sent by email and U.S. mail approximately 7-10 days prior to the test administration date. To be admitted to the test, you must bring your authorization letter and valid and acceptable identification documents. If you have not received an authorization letter one week prior to the administration date, please call Customer Service at 1-800-205-2626 or email tasc-asl_inquiries@ets.org.


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Change Requests

If you are affiliated with an EPP, you must be preapproved by your program for the new test you are planning to take. Changes in registration will be processed only if seats are available at the requested test center, on the requested date and at the requested time. Requests to change your test, test date, test center or test session can be made:
  • By calling Customer Service at 1-800-205-2626. You must make the call yourself. No one else will be allowed to request changes for you.
  • You may also request changes by completing and submitting a Change Request form (PDF). Completion and submission instructions and payment policies are on the form.
  • A test date can only be changed to a date within the current testing year.
  • If you are registered for Monday testing or you are testing with accommodations, you cannot reschedule online; you may only reschedule using the Change Request form (PDF).
  • The deadline for making changes is the registration deadline.
  • A non-refundable $15 processing fee is charged for all TASC/TASC-ASL registration changes; this is in addition to the $120 test fee. If you submit your request by mail, you must include payment for the change fee along with your request. See Fees for Tests and Related Services for payment policies.
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Canceling a Test Registration

You may cancel a test registration through your ETS testing account. You may also cancel by completing and submitting the Test Cancellation form (PDF). Mail or fax the completed form to the address or fax number listed on the form.

If you are registered for Monday testing (for military or religious reasons) or military testing, or you are requesting testing accommodations, you cannot cancel online; you may only cancel using the Test Cancellation form (PDF).

Refunds of test fees will be issued based on the original payment method. If your original payment was made by credit/debit card, a refund will be processed immediately to your credit/debit card. Check with your debit/credit card company regarding its processing time for crediting your account. If the original payment was by check or money order, a refund will be processed once the original payment has cleared.

If you are absent or arrive too late to take the test at the administration for which you are registered, you are not entitled to any refund. Service fees are nonrefundable.

See cancellation deadlines and refund information below.
  • If the cancellation is processed online or received by phone by the registration deadline, the full test fee will be refunded, minus a refund fee of $20.
  • Cancellations processed online or received by phone after the registration deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
My CAA Testing
You must cancel My CAA registrations through the ETS representative who processed your registration. The cancellation policies for TASC and TASC-ASL tests apply to My CAA registrations. ETS will contact My CAA to credit your financial assistance voucher minus the refund fees. See Canceling a Test Registration above.

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Test Retake Policy

If you do not pass a TASC or TASC-ASL test, you can retake it at any future test administration. If you are affiliated with an EPP, check with your program to see if you need approval to retest. Contact them for further information.

ETS and TEA reserve the right to cancel scores if the test retake policy is violated for any reason.
 
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Correcting or Updating Your TEA Educator Profile

It is extremely important to keep the information in your TEA Educator Profile up-to-date because the information you enter is uploaded into the ETS registration system. Occasionally, ETS and TEA staff may need to contact you in the event there is a last-minute change in a test administration reporting address or reporting time change. Keeping the information current in your Educator Profile, especially your phone number and email address, is your responsibility. By doing so, you enable ETS and TEA staff to contact you if the need arises.

You can update your mailing address, phone number and email address at any time by logging in to TEA Login (TEAL account) and then accessing your Educator Profile on the TEA website. Changes or corrections to your name, gender or date of birth must be done by submitting the requested documentation via email or regular mail. To submit such a change or correction, go to the TEA website and select Educator Certification from the Quick Links in the left-side navigation. Then select Contact Educator Certification and click on the link for emailing or contacting TEA Educator Certification and Standards. You will see instructions for documenting and submitting these requests. All changes must be made in conjunction with your primary ID documents. The information in your Educator Profile must match the identification document(s) you will present at the test center.

After updating your Educator Profile, please confirm the changes by logging in to your testing account in the ETS online registration system and clicking on "Modify Your Profile" to confirm that the information retrieved from TEA is correct. Testing account updates are made periodically throughout the day so if your change doesn't appear immediately, check back in a couple of hours. If there are any discrepancies in the data, call Customer Service at 1-800-205-2626.

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