Secondary English Certification Testing


This is the home page for Secondary English Language Arts and Reading certification testing.  Included in this page are various resources to help you prepare for the state secondary English exam (7-12 ELAR TExES), which is identified as "Field #231" in the state certification exams.  Some of the resources here are documents prepared and maintained here in the English Department, some of them are links to resources and pages in the SHSU Teacher Preparation Program, and some of them are links to preparation resources made available by the Texas Education Agency and Educational Testing Service.

Dr. Young

Resources for 7-12 ELAR Preparation

The Official 7-12 ELAR TExES Preparation Guide

The State 7-12 ELAR Standards

Strategies for the TExES Constructed Response Writings

English Department Preparation Workshop (PDF)

Useful SHSU Links

TExES Testing (SHSU Educator Preparation Page)

The SHSU Certification Website (College of Education)

SHSU Testing Center (for directions on the practice test)

How To Take the 7-12 ELAR Practice Test (PDF)

State TExES Links

The ETS Certification Site

The ETS "Getting Ready to Test" Site

The Registration Bulletin

Other Links

English Department

Dr. Young's Page

2016-17 TExES Test Schedule

Test Dates  Registration Dates

Nov 11-18               7/24/17 - 10/27/17

Jan 6-13                  9/18/17 - 12/22/17

Feb 24-Mar 3          11/6/17 - 2/9/18

Apr 14-21                12/25/17 - 3/30/18

June 2-9                   2/12/18 - 5/18/18

July 21-30                4/2/18 - 7/6/18 

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