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TExES CORE Subjects EC-6 (291) - Questions Quick Guide

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Are you getting ready to take the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 but not sure what to expect? Well, don’t worry, we’re here to answer all your questions about the test structure.

First, we’ll see how many questions are on the EC-6 exam. Then, we’ll look at what type of questions will be asked. Are there essays or constructed-response questions? Last, we’ll talk about the best resources to help you study for it. When you’re done, we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared for the format and questions on the Core Subjects EC-6.

Ready to get started? Let’s go.

How Many Questions Are on the CORE Subjects EC-6?

So, how many questions will you be given on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam? We’ll take a look at the total number of questions and show you where to find a breakdown of the questions for all five subject exams.

On the TExES Core Subjects EC-6, there are a total of 210 selected-response questions. These questions are split into five subject exams: English Language Arts and Reading; Mathematics; Social Studies; Science; and Fine Arts, Health, and Physical Education.

TExES CORE Subjects EC-6 391 Subtest Question Amount

Want an in-depth look at what the exam covers? Check out the CORE EC-6 Practice Test and Test Breakdown.

In January 2021, the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam was changed from the old Core Subjects EC–6 (291) version. The update included different question formats and removed some content from the old ELAR subtest. That content is included in the new Science of Teaching Reading exam, which is now a test requirement in addition to the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (391). Information about the changes to the exam can be found on TEA’s website.

What Kinds of Questions Are on the CORE Subjects EC-6?

Great news if you like multiple-choice questions! The TExES Core Subjects EC-6 contains only selected-response questions.

When answering selected-response questions, make sure to carefully read the information and eliminate any obviously incorrect answers. To answer some questions, you might simply have to recall information. For others, you might need to analyze them and think critically.

What Are the Best Resources to Study for the CORE Subjects EC-6?

So now you know the structure of the test, but how do you start studying for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6? You’re in luck because 240 Tutoring has everything you need to prepare for your exam.

Understanding the competencies that will be tested and reviewing resources from your teacher preparation courses can also be helpful.

So don’t waste time, head on over to 240 Tutoring for all of your studying needs!

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Ashley is a first-grade teacher who is ending her 10-year teaching career to focus on small group tutoring and being a stay-at-home mom. She feels she has a wealth of knowledge of the education world to share with others. One thing you wouldn’t expect about Ashley is that she owns a working 1926 Model T.