What To Bring To The Test Center

  • An admission ticket for the test you are taking. If you do not bring your admission ticket, you may not be permitted to test. You should access your testing account and view your admission ticket 24 hours before your test to confirm that there have been no changes to your reporting schedule. If there is a test center change, (e.g., a different building than originally scheduled), it will be updated in your account. If there have been changes, you must print a new admission ticket. For the TExES Braille test, if the last page of your original admission ticket did not include your test taker information, you must print a new admission ticket.
  • Valid and acceptable identification document(s) with a name, signature and photograph. Your ID will be checked before you are admitted. See Information About Your Name and Identification (ID) Requirements.
  • See TExES Tests Offered for information about other items to bring for specific tests.
Calculators
  • Online Calculator Tutorial. An online calculator is included as part of the testing software for some tests that require the use of a graphing or scientific calculator. If you are taking a test that includes an online calculator, see the online calculator tutorial to practice using the online calculator before the day of the test. Once you request access to the tutorial, you will be sent an activation key that is good for 90 days of practice use.
  • An online scientific calculator is included as part of the testing software for the Chemistry 7-12 (240), Core Subjects 4-8 (211), Core Subjects 4-8 Mathematics (807), Mathematics 4-8 (115),  Mathematics/Science 4-8 (114), Physical Science 6-12 (237), Science 7-12 (236) and Special Education EC-12 (161) tests. Do not bring your own calculator to the test administration.
  • An online graphing calculator is available as part of the testing software for the Mathematics 7-12 (235), Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12 (274) and Physics/Mathematics 7-12 (243) tests. Do not bring your own calculator to the test administration.
Braille  PBT Test
The TExES Braille test consists of a selected-response section assessing test takers' ability to read braille using simulated braille text and a performance-test section assessing test takers' ability to produce braille text from printed text using both a slate and stylus and a braillewriter.
For the TExES Braille test, you must bring the following:
  • a manual (non-electric) braillewriter that accommodates standard 11 1/2-by-11-inch braille paper
  • a traditional (not direct) slate and stylus that accommodates 8 1/2-by-11-inch braille paper
Please note the following important information about taking the TExES Braille test:
  • In advance of test day, make sure your braillewriter is functioning properly; problems caused by malfunctioning braillewriters (e.g., ghost/shadow dots) might negatively affect the scoring of your transcriptions.
  • If you do not bring an appropriate braillewriter and slate and stylus with you to the test center, you will not be permitted to test.
  • Because erasures detectable by touch might negatively affect the scoring of your transcriptions, it is recommended that you bring and use a Braille eraser.
  • Braille paper will be provided at the test center; you may not bring your own Braille paper.
  • All equipment is subject to inspection before being allowed into the testing room.
  • For each of the four transcription assignments, you must use the device specified in the test instructions.
  • You must provide a scorable transcription for each of the four assignments; your test will not be scored if any of your four transcriptions is unscorable. Unscorable transcriptions include those produced on the wrong device and unreadable transcriptions (e.g., too lightly embossed, overlapping lines of text, prevalent ghost/shadow dots, etc.).
See the test preparation manual (PDF) for further information about the TExES Braille test.

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