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Changes to the 5 attempt limit set to take effect.  Current Texas Education Code §21.048 limits candidates to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. This means that candidates are limited to a total of five attempts to pass a certification examination. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination and four retakes. A subsection of the law, which currently counts all attempts of the same examination taken before September 1, 2015 as only one attempt, is set to expire. Beginning September 1, 2018, ALL attempts of the same examination will count toward the five-attempt testing limit regardless of when the examination was first attempted. NOTE: Candidates who did not test before 9/1/2015 are not impacted by the change. All attempts have always been included in the attempt count for these candidates.

Effective Fall 2017, TExES Testing Requirements Prior to Clinical Teaching Policy for Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Education Candidates will change. View the amended prerequisites for the TExES exam.

Testing Policies

The Tarleton State University Educator Preparation Council developed the following policies to help ensure the success of Tarleton teacher education candidates and the continuing accreditation of all Tarleton educator preparation programs.