TExES - On the Day of the Test

Arrival Time
  • You must arrive at the designated test center before the reporting time listed on your admission ticket.
  • If you arrive after the reporting time, you will not be admitted, and your test fees will be forfeited. It is your responsibility to allow plenty of time to arrive by the designated time, regardless of whether there is traffic congestion, road construction, bad weather, car accidents, poor directions or any other incident that may delay arrival.
  • On occasion, weather conditions or other circum­stances beyond the test administrator or ETS’s control may require a delayed start or the rescheduling of your test.
General Guidelines  
What to Bring to the Test Center  
Admission to the Test  
Identification (ID) Requirements  
Compliance with Testing Rules

By registering for a TExES test, you are agreeing to abide by the Rules of Test Participation (PDF) and all rules and requirements specified or referenced in the Registration Bulletin and communicated to you, orally or in writing, at each test administration for which you have registered. 

On the day of your test, a confidentiality statement will be presented to you after you sign in at the test center. It will ask you to indicate your agreement to the conditions set forth in the current Registration Bulletin, including the Rules of Test Participation (PDF) and the rules communicated to you orally or in writing at the test administration. If you indicate that you do not accept the terms of the agreement, your test will terminate, you will not be permitted to test and you will receive no refund or credit of any kind.

Test Center Procedures and Regulations  
Dismissal from a Test Center  
Taking CAT Tests and Recording Answers  
Cancellation of a Test Session

In the event it becomes necessary or desirable for ETS or TEA to cancel a test administration for reasons beyond its control, including without limitation, severe weather conditions, natural disaster (e.g., flood, fire), terrorist acts, acts of vandalism, hazardous conditions at the test center or some other event, a cancellation announcement will be posted as soon as possible on this website. The cancellation announcement will also be available as a recorded phone message at 1-800-205-2626. You will be advised by email, phone or U.S. mail as soon as the test administration has been rescheduled. It is imperative that you keep the contact information, especially your phone number and email address, up-to-date in your TEA Educator Profile so you can be contacted quickly if the need arises.

Fees that you submitted will be transferred to the new test date. 

Unless ETS or TEA cancels a test administration at a given test center, the test administration will be conducted as scheduled, barring circumstances preventing prior notification of cancellation (e.g., natural disaster, terrorist acts). If you miss a test administration that has not been officially canceled, you will be considered absent and will not receive a refund or credit of any kind.

Submitting Comments

Test Center Comments If you have comments about the test center or the conditions under which you took a test, please submit your comments to ETS in a letter via mail, email or fax to the appropriate address below. All comments must be sent directly to ETS. Comments sent to your EPP or to TEA will not be acted upon. Comments must be submitted or postmarked no later than 2 days after the date of your test. Comments filed with the test administrator will not be acted upon.

TExES PBT Braille Tests ETS - Texas Educator Certification Program Test Administration Services Mail Stop 34-Q Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
Fax: 1-609-771-7710 Email: TexasTas@ets.org

CAT Tests ETS - Texas Educator Certification Program CAT Comments PO Box 6051 Princeton, NJ 08541-6051

Fax: 1-609-530-0581 Email: TexasCAT@ets.org

Test Question Inquiries If you think there is an error in a test question that affected your response, tell the test administrator as soon as you finish the test or send a letter to the address below postmarked within 2 days of your test date.

ETS - Texas Educator Certification Program Test Question Inquiries PO Box 6667 Princeton, NJ 08541-6667

In your letter, state the name and address of the center, the test date and name of the test, the number and content of the question and the section in which it app