TExES Core Subjects CAT Tests

Important Core Subjects Registration Information

As previously announced, the Generalist 4-8 (111) and Generalist EC-6 (191) tests were administered for the last time on August 31, 2015. The August 2017 deadline for completion of all certificate requirements and the October 2017 deadline for submission of online applications, certificate application fees, and educator preparation program recommendations remain in place as previously announced.

The Core Subjects EC-6 (291) and 4-8 (211) tests are offered on a continuous basis.

If you are taking the Core Subjects tests, you must take the overall test the first time (test codes 211 or 291). To become certified, you must receive a passing score for each subject area to pass the overall test. If you do not pass one or more subject tests, you may retake just those subject tests or retake the overall test again; however, each test administration counts as an attempt in the five-attempt limit. You cannot become certified in a particular subject area if you only pass that subject test within the Core Subjects tests. For example, passing the Mathematics 4–8 subject test (807) test does not meet the requirements of the Mathematics 4–8 certificate.

You can only register for an individual subject test (test codes 801–809) once you have taken and received a score for the overall Core Subjects tests. You cannot take an individual subject test on your first attempt. Passing a subject test within the Core Subjects test does not qualify you for certification.

For more information about the Core Subjects EC-6 (291) and 4-8 (211) tests, see the preparation resources noted below, as well as the Core Subjects EC–6 (291) and Core Subjects 4–8 (211) Update for Test Takers (PDF).

 

Test Name Test
Code
Question
Types
Testing
Time
Preparation Resources
Core Subjects EC-6 291 MC 4 hours and
40 minutes

Core Subjects EC-6 Prep Manual (PDF)

Core Subjects EC-6 Test at a Glance (PDF)

Core Subjects EC-6 English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) & the Science of Teaching Reading 801 MC 1 hour and
45 minutes

 

Core Subjects EC-6 Mathematics 802 MC 1 hour

 

Core Subjects EC-6 Social Studies 803 MC 35 minutes

 

Core Subjects EC-6 Science 804 MC 40 minutes

 

Core Subjects EC-6 Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education 805 MC 40 minutes

 

 

 

Test Name Test
Code
Question
Types
Testing
Time
Preparation Resources
Core Subjects 4-8 211 MC 4 hours and
40 minutes

Core Subjects 4-8 Prep Manual (PDF)

Core Subjects 4-8 Test at a Glance (PDF)

Core Subjects 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) 806 MC 1 hour and
55 minutes

 

Core Subjects 4-8 Mathematics 807 MC 1 hour and
5 minutes

 

Core Subjects 4-8 Social Studies 808 MC 50 minutes

 

Core Subjects 4-8 Science 809 MC 50 minutes