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Preparation Manuals and Free Review Resources

 

Approved No-Cost Resources

Preparation Manuals & Study Guides:

Preparation manuals and study guides for TExES, ExCET, TOPT, and TASC tests are available online and for sale at www.texes.ets.org

The TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160) Interactive Practice Test is currently available as a free download

A study guide for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences certification exam is available at 

A website for students taking EC-12 PPR or pursuing science and math certification

Other Web Resources:

BTLPT Spanish

Core Subjects/Generalist Tests

Educator Standards and Test Framework

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

TExES Preparation Resources 

TExMaT Preparation Resources

TASC/TASC-ASL Preparation Resources 

Some students have found it helpful to take the online practice TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests on the TEA website.

Some students have found it helpful to take the on the TEA website.Some students have found it helpful to take the on the TEA website.

Other Resources

[NOTICE: Listing of these materials and programs does not imply any endorsement by the SFASU James I. Perkins College of Education. SFASU makes no guarantees, stated or implied, about the quality of the help you will get nor the effects on your scores. No SFASU student is required to use any of these materials or programs. The list is provided as a service to students who might want additional help.]

Book and Study Kits:

The following items are available at most university bookstores, as well as some commercial bookstores like Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Waldenbooks, etc.. Most are also available online from vendors such as Amazon.com.

Becoming an EC-6 Teacher in Texas - A Course of Study for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) TExES. (2010) edited by Janice L. Nath and Myrna D. Cohen. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002-3098.

Becoming a Middle School or High School Teacher in Texas - A Course of Study for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) TExES. (2005) edited by Janice L. Nath and Myrna D. Cohen. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002-3098.

The Best Test Preparation for the TExES PPR - Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Tests for EC-6, 4-8, 8-12, and EC-12. (2011) by Research & Education Association, 61 Ethel Road West, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854. Visit their website at www.rea.com. Includes CD with timed tests and automatic scoring.

Cracking the TExES. (2005) Princeton Review Publishing, LLC, 2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024. www.PrincetonReview.com. Includes full-length practice tests and detailed explanations for answers. 

How to Prepare for the TExES - Texas Examination of Educator Standards. (2004) Barron's Educational Services, Inc., 250 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788. www.barronseduc.com
Pass the TExES - For Texas Teachers.  Ed Publishing and Consulting, Dallas, TX.  Call 888-978-1922, or visit their website at www.passthetexes.com.  Provides PPR and several content area test preps in the form of books and ebooks with interactive computer modules. Tutoring available. Books include a free ebook upon request

Study the TExES in a Meaningful Way. (2005) J & L Education Consultants, San Antonio, TX. www.tcpea.net Includes discussion of competencies, test taking strategies, and exam preparation.

Study Manuals and Practice Question Manuals for Educators, by ExCET Study Sessions, LLC, P. O. Box 10962, Midland, TX 79702. www.texesstudy.com.

The TExES Master by Art Williams, P. O. Box 930, Groves, TX 77619, (409) 962-3100, or visit their web site at www.texes.net. Includes video, study cards, booklet.

TExES - Texas Examination of Educator Standards. (2004) Kaplan Publishing. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. www.kaptest.com Includes full-length practice tests, personalized diagnostic test, and detailed explanations for answers.
 

Review Sessions and Seminars

Pass the TExES, a company providing seminars on Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities; Special Education; Human Development and Family Studies; Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science; and School Counselor. Call 972-429-1922 or 817-996-0176, or visit their website at for information on session dates and locations.
TExES Reviews, a company providing review sessions on specific subjects to those preparing for the TExES. Call 888-918-1411, or 512-918-1411 or visit their website at for information on session dates and locations.
SFASU Perkins College of Education Review Sessions. The Perkins College of Education provides comprehensive review for some tests (usually PPR and Principal).

 

State Preparation Manuals

Educational Testing Services the organization that administers the TExES tests, makes available preparation materials and preparation manuals to familiarize you with the competencies to be tested, test question formats and pertinent study resources. There is a preparation manual available for each of the TExES tests. Visit this website at
T-CERT - TExES Certification Exam Review for Teachers is a website provided by the Texas A&M University System and the Texas Education Agency to help teacher candidates pass the TExES. This site contains review modules specifically for the PPR, and for math and science teachers. You must have a TEA Identification Number to access this site. Visit the website at
The TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160) Interactive Practice Test is now available as a free download in the TExES Preparation Materials section of the website. See Interactive Practice Tests at 

 Other Private Test Preparation Resourse Websites (in no particular order)

ETS Educator Certification Preparation
Get Certified Texas
Texas Exam Practice Tests
TExES Secrets Study Guides
Ultimate Guide to the Generalist EC-6 TExES
Certify Teacher
TExES Study Sessions
TExES Flashcard Study System
240 Tutoring

LOTE Information

Preparation classes for the Spanish and French LOTE and the BTLPT are available.
LOTE Preparation Manuals