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)

Pearson Testing Links

Pearson Testing Website

Educator Testing Transition (PDF)

Test Registration Procedures (PDF)

Other Links

English Department

Dr. Young's Page

2018-19 TExES Test Schedule

The 7-12 ELAR TExES test (Field #231) will be administered by Pearson effective September 1, 2018. The test itself will not change from the previous one.  Only the company administering the test will change. One significant change will be the available test dates, which will include practically every day of the year through December 2.  You can refer to the Pearson website for information about those dates and available testing sites. 

Dr. Young

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