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What’s in the TExES EC-6: ELAR Study Guide?

Diagnostic Test Info

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

Diagnostic Test

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

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  • Build background knowledge on a topic
  • Reinforce what you have already learned


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


  • Improve memory retention
  • Provide firm foundation for stages of learning

Practice Tests

  • Authentic practice questions
  • Designed to mimic test-day conditions

What Do We Mean When We Say Test-Aligned?

Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: English Language Arts and Reading (901) 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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We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to study. Our guides are aligned to the exact standards of the official TExES exam and structured so you build on the concepts you need to know. Use the “search” feature to see where any particular standard appears within the guide.

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Study Guides are organized into learning modules and then smaller sections that include instructional content and videos, flash cards, and quizzes. Explanations are provided for each of the choices, so you understand why an answer is correct.

Full-Length Practice Tests.

Each study guide comes equipped with full-length practice tests. Full of authentic and test-aligned questions, these practice tests mimic the test day experience to ensure you arrive on test day ready to pass!

TExES EC-6: ELAR Quick Facts


$58 for a Subject Exam taken separately

$116 for the total exam

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:


A score of 240 is needed to pass the ELAR subject exam. You must pass all 5 subject exams entire to pass the full EC-6 391 exam.

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How do I pass the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: ELAR test?

To pass the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: English Language Arts and Reading 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 EC-6: ELAR 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 Core Subjects EC-6: ELAR (901) test take me?

The full test itself takes 1 hour, 10 minutes, 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 EC-6 (901) 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 Core Subjects EC-6: ELAR (901) test hard?

Since the CORE Subjects EC-6 391 is a new exam, the passing rate is not yet known. For the retired CORE Subjects EC-6 291 exams, passing rates were 70% for the ELAR subject exam.

Source: Texas Educator Certification Program Summary Statistics for Total Scores 2016–17.