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TExES (116) Study Guide

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**If you want to teach middle school (grades 4-8) in Texas you can either take the full Core Subject 4-8 (211) exam or take individual subject exams specifically for the subject you wish to teach (i.e. Science 4-8 (116)). Click here to learn more about the differences between these exams!

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  • Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.
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Diagnostic Test

  • Fully assess your starting knowledge
  • Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.

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  • Reinforce what you have already learned

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  • Retain information faster by practicing active recall
  • Gain confidence-based repetition and spaced repetition

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  • Provide firm foundation for stages of learning

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  • Designed to mimic test-day conditions
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Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the TExES Science 4-8 (116) exam and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

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Our study guide is uniquely arranged based on your diagnostic assessment that you take at the beginning of every study guide. We take the data of your strengths and weaknesses, along with the weighting of each area on the exam, to create a custom study plan and experience, just for you.

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Our curriculum is written by teachers who have been in your shoes and passed these exams. It is then personalized based on the results from your diagnostic, so your studying what’s most important first. Our curriculum contains test-aligned instructional content, flashcards, and videos that are fun and engaging (finally)! No more old outdated video content like other test prep providers.

Assess Your Knowledge with Dynamic Quizzes

Your check for understanding is tested with quizzes for every concept. And since our study guides are “smart”, as we find areas of improvement, we’ll continue testing you on the concepts you need to focus on the most.

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The study guide includes three full-length practice tests. These tests are designed to mimic the real exam, meaning they have the same numbers of questions and time limit as the real exam. Scoring above a 90% unlocks your money-back guarantee.

TExES Science 4-8 Quick Facts

Exam Overview

The TExES Science 4-8 (116) exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that you will have 4 hours and 45 minutes to answer. This exam tests your competence in the following knowledge domains:

  • Scientific Inquiry and Processes
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Science Learning, Instruction and Assessment

Learn more about the exam’s format in our full exam overview. 

Cost

$116

Number of Attempts

You have 5 attempts at the exam in order to pass. You are required to wait 30 days between test attempts. If you are not able to pass the exam after 5 attempts, you must apply and receive a TEA test-limit waiver before being allowed to retake the exam again.

What to Bring

You need to bring two valid, unexpired forms of identification in English. Click here for more information about identification requirements.

Dates and Locations

Tests are by appointment only, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check appointment availability here:

Scoring

A score of 240 is needed to pass the Science 4-8 exam.

Check out our full scoring guide to learn more about the exam’s scoring.

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TExES Science 4-8 FAQs

How do I pass the TExES Science 4-8 test?

To pass the TExES Science 4-8 (116) test, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

Do I get a break during the TExES Science 4-8 test?

Break policies can vary between exams. In order to take a break you must leave the testing room. Raise your hand to indicate that you want to take a break. You will need to show identification to reenter the testing room. You can learn more about the break policy here.

How long will the TExES Science (116) test take me?

The full test itself takes 5 hours,  but expect to be at the testing site longer. It takes time to get checked in and get started. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time.

What can I expect when I arrive at the testing site to take the TExES 4-8 Science test?

When you get to the testing site, expect to have your identification checked, your photo taken, your palm scanned, your eyeglasses checked, and to place your belongings in a secure storage space. You will be given an erasable notepad and pen. Before starting the test, you’ll have to complete a short tutorial and sign an agreement.

Is the TExES Science 4-8 (116) test hard?

According to the Texas Educator Certification Program Summary, passing rates for the Science 4-8 exam were 61% in 2016-2017.

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