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TExES CORE Subjects 4-8 What’s in the Study Guide

Taking the TExES CORE Subjects 4-8 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, our TExES Core Subjects 4-8 study guide covers a lot of ground.

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Taking the TExES CORE Subjects 4-8 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground.

Learn about the test What’s on the TExES CORE Subjects 4-8 exam?

200 multiple-choice questions are designed for entry-level educators to show their knowledge and skills of all of the four essential core subjects and the grades 4-8 standards. The test consists of questions about a variety of topics relating to English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

Knowing the structure of the exam helps, but taking a core subjects exam can be a daunting prospect, and the TExES CORE Subjects 4-8 exam is no exception.  Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground.  This breadth can make it hard to know how to prepare.  Luckily, if you understand how the test is organized and what it is testing, you will have no problem prepping for this test.  In order to cover everything needed to teach, the exam is broken into four main domains—each of which is presented as its own subtest—which is then broken into 9-23 competencies, which are further explained through descriptive statements. Prepare for it with our Core Subjects 4-8 practice test.

QuestionsTime limit
Language Arts/Reading74115’
Mathematics4265’
Social Studies4250’
Science4250’
This adds up to a total of 4 hours and 40 minutes testing time. You will also begin with twenty minutes to complete requisite tutorials, follow direction screens and sign nondisclosure agreements. This brings the entire testing time to 5 hours.

TExES CORE Subjects 4-8 What to Expect

The TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam in its entirety consists of 200 multiple-choice questions: 74 questions on Domain 1, and 42 questions each on Domain 2, 3, and 4.  The time for each domain depends on the number of questions (see right).  The test is administered via computer. Because of this, there can be a variety in the style of questions that are asked.

You should expect to see three main types of questions: single-answer, stimulus-based, and cluster. You should expect most questions to require you simply to click an oval next to the correct answer. They may ask you to zoom in on details in a graphic or picture, click boxes next to all that apply, click on checkboxes, click on parts of a graphic or sentence, use a drag and drop feature, or select your answer from a drop-down menu.