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TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) Scoring Guide

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If you’re considering a career in teaching in Texas, you may have come across the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam. This exam is vital in assessing your knowledge and skills necessary to teach students in Texas public schools. Understanding the scoring system and what it entails is crucial for preparing effectively. This article delves into everything you need about TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam scores.

Overview of the TExES EC-6: Social Studies (391) Exam:

The TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam is designed to evaluate your competency in 5 competencies:

  1. Social Science Instruction
  2. History
  3. Geography and Culture
  4. Economics
  5. Government and Citizenship

The test consists of 40 selected-response questions and has a 50 minute time limit. (The full Core Subjects exam, which includes all five subtest, has a 5 hour time limit) Our TExES Core Subjects: Social Studies (391) exam overview expands more on the structure of the exam.

How the Exam is Scored

The total raw score for the exam is calculated by summing up the total number of questions you answered correctly on the exam and the score(s) on the constructed-response questions. You are not penalized for incorrect answers, meaning you won’t lose points because you answered some questions incorrectly. The exam is scored by a machine.

Passing Score

To pass the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam, you must receive a total score of 240.

Understanding Your Score Report

Your TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) score report will include your:

  • Total Test Performance
  • Performance by Domain
  • Performance by Competency
  • Holistic Scores

To see an example of what your score report will look like, check out this TExES 291 sample score report.

Total Test Performance

The Total Test Performance shows whether not you passed or not. You will see “Passed” or “Not Passed” status. This section will also show your “total scaled score” which will determine if you passed the exam or not.

Performance by Domain and Competency

For most exams you will see information detailing your performance in each domain and competency. This section of the score report will show you how many questions you answered correctly for each domain and competency. These details are provided strictly for informational purposes. Be careful when using these numbers to determine how well you understand a certain topic. The number of questions is not sufficient enough to give a true estimate of concept knowledge, so simply use this data as a general guideline.

Holistic Scores

Holistic scores are provided on exams that have constructed-response questions (CRQs). These scores show you how well you meet the required criteria in your responses. If your scores so you had Limited, Little, or No Knowledge/Understanding on a constructed-response component, your score report will contain additional information regarding your performance.

Retaking the Exam:

If you don’t pass the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam you can retake the test. However, you must wait 30 days before you can retest. You must complete the registration process and submit payment again to retake the exam.  It’s crucial to carefully analyze your score report to identify areas of weakness and develop a targeted study plan to improve your performance in those subject areas. To help you in future study or in preparing to retake the test, your score report shows how you performed in each content category.

Conclusion:

The TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam scores play a significant role in assessing your competency as a math teacher in Texas. By understanding the scoring system, criteria, and passing score requirements, you can effectively prepare for the exam and increase your chances of success. Remember to utilize your score report as a valuable tool for identifying areas that need improvement, enabling you to focus your efforts and enhance your overall performance. With diligent preparation and a clear understanding of the exam, you’ll be well-equipped to excel in the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the passing score for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam?

The passing score for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) is a 240.

When will I receive my TExES EC-6 Social Studies score report?

When you receive your score reports depends on when you took your exam. Visit the TExES website to discover what date you will receive your score report.

Do I need to get a specific score on each subarea of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Social Studies (391) exam?

No. You will receive one overall score for the exam. The score reports will show you how you did on each individual domain, but this data is for informational purposes only.

If I fail the TExeS EC-6 Social Studies exam am I allowed to retake it?

Yes, if you do not pass, you can retake the exam. Please note you must wait 30 days before you can register again. 

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