Testing Services

TExES 291 All Core Subjects EC-6

The TExES Qualifier: 291 Core Subjects EC-6 is an examination offered through the University of Houston to assist aspiring educators to successfully complete the Teacher Certification process.  The TExES qualifier IS NOT the TExES Certification Examination.  Rather, the TExES Qualifier examinations are representative forms of the TExES and TExMAT tests that were developed by TEA and ETS to measure knowledge in relation to the TExES and TExMAT frameworks.  These tests are integral in preparing candidates for the TExES Certification Examination.  

TExES Qualifier tests are criterion-referenced examinations designed to measure a candidate’s knowledge in relation to an established criterion.  The Core Subjects incorporated into the TExESQualifier 291 – EC6 include:

  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) & the Science of Teaching Reading (STR)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Fine Arts, Health and PhysicalEducation

Candidates must receive a minimum score of 240 to receive a barcode to sit for the official  TExES Certification Examination.  Upon successful completion of the TExES Qualifier, candidates are required to register for the official TExES Certification Examination via the College of Education Certification page.  Preparation materials for the TExES examinations are found at http://www.texes.ets.org/texes/prepMaterials/.

FEES:

$5.00          Individual Subject Examinations
$15.00        All Core Subject Examinations taken together
$25.00        Non-UH students

ALL TExES QUALIFIER EXAMINATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  If a candidate chooses to change a testing date and time after registering, they must re-register and pay the full testing fee again.

AVAILABILITY & DURATION:

  • Each Core Subject TExES Qualifier examination is administered for ONE HOUR.
  • The total time frame for all five Core Subjects is FIVE HOURS.

Qualifier

Number of Items

Time Allowed(Hours)

291 – ALL CORE SUBJECTS –  EC-6

160

5

801 – ELAR (English, Language Arts, and Reading)

40

1

802 – MATHEMATICS

30

1

803 – SOCIAL STUDIES

30

1

804 – SCIENCE

30

1

805 – FINE ARTS, HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION                            

30

1

Candidates may choose to take one Core Subject examination individually or take multiple examinations at once.  The TExES Qualifier 291 – EC6 is offered every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am. Punctuality is important: candidates have a 15 minute grace period, after which they will be marked ABSENT and will need to register for another testing session.

Please visit the https://testing.las.uh.edu/ login page to register. Candidates may also register in the Student Service Center 1, Room 204, at least 48 hours before their testing session of choice.

SCORES:

Paper-based: Your scores will be available in two business days after 2:00 pm in Room 204 of the Student Service Center 1 

You must present a current ID for your scores to be released.  In order to receive your scores, you must also create an account at https://testing.las.uh.edu  

If you wish to have your scores mailed, you should bring a self-addressed stamped envelope on the day of your test.  Please turn in your envelope during the check-in period prior to testing.

RETEST POLICY:
Students taking the TExES Qualifier examination CANNOT take the same test on the same day.  If you take the same test on the same day, your test score will be INVALIDATED.

You may sign up online @ https://testing.las.uh.edu

TExES 291 All Core Subjects EC-6is being given at the times listed below. If no times are shown please call (713) 743-5444.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 1:00 PM
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:30 AM
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 8:30 AM
  • Friday, December 07, 2018 - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 8:30 AM
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 8:30 AM