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Are you ready to become certified in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in Texas? You will need to take the TExES ESL Supplemental (154) exam. Passing this exam shows that you have the skills and knowledge to teach ESL in Texas. You are probably wondering about what questions are on the exam. We will tell you all there is to know about how this exam is structured.
In this article, we will break down the types of questions on the ESL (154) exam, including whether there are essay questions (constructed-response questions). We will also show you the best resources to use to study. Once you are done, you will have a good understanding of how the TExES ESL Supplemental exam is structured and can feel confident moving forward with your test preparation.
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How Many Questions Are on the TExES ESL Supplemental?
The exam consists of 80 selected-response questions (see an example of a selected-response question below). There are no essay questions or constructed-response questions (CRQs). It is a computer-administered test (CAT), and there is a 15-minute CAT tutorial at the beginning. You can also preview the tutorial here before you take the test. This might be a good idea, so you don’t have to worry about it on the day of the test.
What Kinds of Questions Are on the ESL Supplemental?
Thankfully, there are no essay questions or CRQs, but the selected-response questions can be tricky. It is a good idea to take practice tests to get used to the types of questions on the TExES ESL Supplemental exam. There are three domains covered in this exam:
There are seven educator standards covered on this exam, and each domain includes at least one of them. You can read more about the standards covered on the TExES ESL Supplemental exam here.
There could also be questions on the exam that don’t count toward your score. These are usually questions that the test provider is “trying out” before adding them to the exam as an official graded question. So the total amount of questions is generally more than the number scored.
What are the Best Resources for Studying for the TExES ESL Supplemental?
There are many different resources for studying for the TExES ESL Supplemental. But we recommend starting with our ESL Supplemental exam overview and practice test page. This will tell you everything you need to know to study for the TExES ESL Supplemental exam. There is also a free practice test to figure out which areas you need more practice on. It is a good idea to check out the TExES ESL Supplemental study guide. This study guide includes 703 practice questions and 81 pages of study material. This is all you will need to pass the TExES ESL Supplemental exam.
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