TExES Exam Changes

Report
TExES Program Updates
Presented by:
Rick Cullors
Program Director, Texas Educator Certification
Program
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What’s New This Year???
• 45 Day Wait Time to Retake a CAT Exam
• Vision to Transition to a Fully Computer
Administered Testing Program
• Video Tours on ETS website
• Webinars for BTLPT exam
• Interactive Tutorial for Test Software
What’s New This Year???
• Better
designed
Preparation
Manuals
with
Bookmarks and Live Link
• Test-at-a-Glance
• PPR Interactive Test and more tests coming!
• Several Secondary 8-12 Exams changing to 7-12
English/LA/Rdg
Mathematics
Science
History
Life Science
Social Studies
Physical Science
Chemistry
What’s New This Year???
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Fall 2014 Test updates
256 Journalism
243 Physics/Mathematics
274 Physical Science/Mathematics/Engineering
270 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities for
Trade and Industrial Education
What’s New This Year???
2014 Representative Tests
Title
Available
232 Social Studies 7-12
Spring 2014
233 History 7-12
Spring 2014
236 Science 7-12
Fall 2014
235 Mathematics 7-12
Fall, 2014
237 Physical Science 6-12
Fall, 2014
238 Life Science 7-12
Fall, 2014
240 Chemistry 7-12
Spring, 2014
What Changes are Coming
for 2014-15???
As of August 31, 2014
• #192 EC-6 Bilingual Generalist exam will no longer exist
• For Bilingual Certification, you will be required to pass:
#191 (will become 291 Fall 2014) EC-6 Generalist exam
#164 Bilingual Supplemental exam
#190 BTLPT exam
#160 EC-12 PPR exam
What Changes are Coming
for 2014-15???
As of August 31, 2014
• #191 EC-6 Generalist and #111 4-8 Generalist exams
will be revised
• The new revised exams will be required of students
who have not met certification requirements by 8-3113
• Must pass all domains (content areas) of the exam for
an overall “passing” score
Bilingual Target Language Proficiency
Test (BTLPT)-Spanish
Test at a Glance
84 Multiple Choice Questions
7 Constructed-Response Tasks
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Oral Expression
Written Expression
21%
26%
29%
24%
Bilingual Target Language Proficiency
Test (BTLPT)-Spanish
Scoring
• In each domain, the scaled score provides an indication of
overall performance within that domain on 100-300 scaled
score
• Domains I and II – number of points possible equals the
number of scored multiple choice questions
• Domain III – 5 spoken response questions
– 6 raw points possible for each response (30 possible pts)
– Weighted to reflect contribution to total score
• Domain IV – 3 written response questions
– 6 raw points possible (18 possible pts)
– Weighted by multiplying them by 2.0
Current EC-6 Generalist Exam
Test at a Glance
140 Multiple Choice Questions
5 Domains:
English/Language Arts/Reading
Mathematics
Social Studies
Science
18%
Fine Arts/Health/PE
32%
19%
19%
12%
Current EC-6 Generalist Exam
Scoring
• Total Test Performance
– Scaled score of 240 established as the passing score
• Performance by Domain
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered correctly
• Performance by Competency
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered correctly
Revised 2014 EC-6 Generalist Exam
Test at a Glance
200 Multiple Choice Questions
3 Domains:
English/Language Arts/Reading and
the Science of Teaching Reading
Mathematics
Social Studies
Science
Total Questions 215
35%
22%
19%
24%
Revised 2014 EC-6 Generalist Exam
Scoring
• Total Test Performance
– Report of pass or fail status for entire exam
– Candidates must receive a pass status in all four
domains to receive an overall pass status for the entire
test
• Performance by Domain
– Report scaled score
– Report pass or fail based on scaled score
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered correctly
• Performance by Competency
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered correctly
Current 4-8 Generalist Exam
Test at a Glance
130 Multiple Choice Questions
English/Language Arts/Reading
Mathematics
Social Studies
Science
31%
23%
23%
23%
Current 4-8 Generalist Exam
Scoring
• Total Test Performance
– Scaled score of 240 established as the passing score
• Performance by Domain
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered
correctly
• Performance by Competency
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered
correctly
Revised 2014 4-8 Generalist Exam
Test at a Glance
200 Multiple Choice Questions
Four Domains:
English/Language Arts/Reading
37%
Mathematics
21%
Social Studies
21%
Science
21%
Revised 2014 4-8 Generalist Exam
Scoring
• Total Test Performance
– Report of pass or fail status for entire exam
– Candidates must receive a pass status in all four
domains to receive an overall pass status for the entire
test
• Performance by Domain
– Report scaled score
– Report pass or fail based on scaled score
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered correctly
• Performance by Competency
– Total number of scored questions
– Total number of questions candidate answered correctly
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