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

Link to Texas Educator Certification Examination Program

English Department Preparation Workshop (PDF)

Strategies for the TExES Constructed Response Writings

Domain Links to Standards and Bridging English

Domains and Competencies Linked to Bridging English

Questions to Answer: Have I prepared sufficiently?


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

SHSU English Department

Dr. Young's email:

2018-19 TExES Test Schedule

The 7-12 ELAR TExES test (Field #231) is now administered by the Pearson company. The test itself is the same as the previous one.  One significant change is the available test dates, which now include practically every day of the year through December 2.  You can refer to the Pearson Testing website for information about those dates and available testing sites.  Dr. Young


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