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TeXes Benchmark 190 BTLPT Read_Listen

The TExES Benchmark 190 Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test 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 candidate’s 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 BTLPT, incorporated into Part One of the TExES Benchmark 190 BTLPT Reading & Listening, will include:

Domain I.  Listening Comprehension, 16 Questions, 27 minutes

Domain II. Reading Comprehension, 24 Questions, 45 minutes

Preparation materials for the BTLPT examination can be found at http://cms.texes-ets.org/texes/btlpt-spanish/.

$10.00         Part One: Reading &Listening Only
$60.00         Part Two:  Oral Expression & Written Expression Only ($30 to rate each section as these will be graded by a certified bilingual teacher in TX)

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.


·    Each TExES Benchmark BTLPT 190 Read_Listen Part 1 examination is approximately 90 minutes.

Test Name:

Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish

Test Code:



1 hour and 12 minutes for the Reading and Listening Comprehension Sections Combined.


Paper-Based & Computer Administered Test (CAT)


Domain Title

Approx. Percentage of Test


Listening Comprehension (27 mins)



Reading Comprehension (45 mins)



Oral Expression (20 mins)



Written Expression (70 mins)


Candidates will take one-half of the examination at a time.  The TExES Benchmark 190 BTLPT Read_Listen is offered every 2nd and 4th Friday at 2:00pm.  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.

*If candidates miss 15 minutes, they will not have an opportunity to listen to the CD again. 

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.


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

The minimum score needed in order to pass the Reading and Listening sections of the exam is 112. 

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.


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