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TEA and ETS take the privacy of test takers seriously and recognize your right to control the information about you that is stored by them. Their policies are designed to safeguard that information from unauthorized disclosure.
When you register for a test you will be asked to read and agree to the privacy statement below.
I understand and agree that ETS may collect my photograph, fingerprints and other types of personal information regarding my identification document(s).
The following information may be collected.
You must show the required identification documents to be admitted to test.
At test centers where the TExES Braille test is offered, your photograph will be taken and your fingerprint will be imprinted on your answer sheet.
Your photograph and fingerprint may also be taken at CAT test centers. The biometric-enabled check-in system at CAT test centers is designed to protect test taker privacy and improve the security and integrity of the CAT testing process. The biometric-enabled check-in system converts a fingerprint image to a digital image that is used for identity verification purposes. To use the biometric-enabled check-in system, you must place your finger on a scanner. The system equipment will create a digitized representation of your fingerprint (a "template"). This representation template will be paired with other personal information you provide allowing ETS and TEA to identify you accurately during the testing process.
Fingerprints, photographic images and other associated identification information will be used solely to:
Your personal information may be disclosed to those third parties that provide services to ETS and TEA, provided that they have contractually agreed to only use the personal information as needed to provide the services.
ETS, TEA and their service providers shall at all times protect your personal information with operational, administrative, technical and physical security safeguards.
Unless your photograph and fingerprint images are being used in connection with an active security investigation, ETS and TEA shall retain them for a maximum of five years after the last test you have taken.
You may at any time:
Requests, inquiries or comments should be directed to ETS-Texas Educator Certification Program. See Contact Information.
Your score information is intended only for you and your EPP (if applicable). However, background information, as noted during the registration process, is reported to the state of Texas and some institutions.
ETS will not release your score information at the request of institutions or agencies except:
Note that whenever ETS has confirmed that you have submitted a TExES score directly to an educational institution, agency or district in satisfaction of one of its requirements, ETS will respond to requests for score verification from that recipient.
Recorded responses may be used for training scorers and in new test preparation materials. Test taker information, such as names and addresses, is not included when scoring responses are used for these purposes. Scorer training is essential to ensure that tests are scored in a fair and consistent manner. The use of your recorded responses will benefit future test takers by helping to improve the training of scorers, just as the scoring of your test will benefit from the use of prior test takers' recorded responses. Test preparation materials demonstrate how the test is administered and the skills that are necessary to succeed.