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Texas Educator Certification Examination Program

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is pilot testing items for the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.

Current Pilot Test Opportunities

Pilot Test Field Registration Code Eligibility Requirements Pilot Test Design Availability Session Timing and Other Important Details
Educational Diagnostician PTTX253
  • You are currently enrolled in an educator preparation program and will be seeking Texas certification as an educational diagnostician, OR
  • You are a newly-certified educational diagnostician (first received a certificate within the past 3 calendar years), OR
  • You are registered for a future administration of the Texas Educational Diagnostician exam.
Selected-Response Questions (Multiple-choice)

and

Constructed-Response Questions (essays)
Schedule today!

Appointments currently available.
Appointment length:
2 hours, 15 minutes

(includes approx. 20 minutes for a computer-based tutorial and short survey)
Principal as Instructional Leader PTTX268
  • You are currently enrolled in a principal preparation program, OR
  • You are a newly-certified principal holding a Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate
Constructed-Response Questions (essays) Schedule an appointment beginning 8/18/20

Appointments available starting 9/1/2020
Appointment length:
2 hours, 15 minutes

(includes approx. 20 minutes for a computer-based tutorial and short survey)
Exam may include videos; headset will be provided at test center
Science of Teaching Reading PTTX293 You are currently enrolled in an educator preparation program and will be seeking Texas certification in Core Subjects EC-6, Core Subjects 4-8, Early Childhood: PK-3, ELAR 4-8, or ELAR/Social Studies 4-8. Selected-Response Questions (Multiple-choice)

and

Constructed-Response Questions (essays)
Schedule an appointment beginning 8/18/20

Appointments available starting 9/1/2020
2 hours, 30 minutes

(includes approx. 20 minutes for a computer-based tutorial and short survey)
Exam may include videos; headset will be provided at test center

Please note: Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot tests.

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to questions that may appear on future test forms for the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program. For the acceptable completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered an incentive as indicated below.

  • Educational Diagnostician: $50.00 Barnes & Noble eGift card
  • Principal as Instructional Leader: $75.00 Amazon gift card
  • Science of Teaching Reading: $50.00 Barnes & Noble eGift card

Incentives are issued upon verification of the *acceptable completion of each pilot test form. Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Other advantages of pilot test participation include:

  • providing input into an exam that will be taken by future educators,
  • gauging professional knowledge by taking actual test questions, and
  • gaining practical testing experience.

*To be eligible for an incentive, participants must be qualified in the specific field for which they are taking a pilot test and they must complete the pilot test as instructed (participants must complete the constructed-response question as directed and, where applicable, answer 25% of the selected-response questions correctly). Participants may take up to two (2) pilot test forms. Additional incentive requests beyond two (2) pilot test sessions will not be honored.

There is no fee for participating in the pilot test. Eligible participants may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed (consecutive pilot test appointments are not available).

Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email ESTexas@pearson.com.

Scheduling Information

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

Last updated 2020-05-01