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TExES CORE Subjects EC-6
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Taking the TExES CORE Subjects EC-6 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, our CORE Subjects EC-6 study guide covers a lot of ground.
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What’s on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam?
The TExES 291 Exam is a required exam for anyone wanting to teach elementary school in the state of Texas. The purpose of the test is to ensure that candidates have sufficient knowledge in all relevant subject areas to teach students from Early Childhood through 6th grade.
Knowing the structure of the exam helps, but taking a core subjects exam can be a daunting prospect, and the TExES CORE Subjects EC-6 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 elementary education, the exam is broken into five main domains—each of which is presented as its own subtest—which is then broken into 5-18 competencies, which are further explained through descriptive statements.
TExES CORE Subjects EC-6
What to Expect
The TExES CORE Subjects EC-6 exam in its entirety consists of 277 multiple-choice questions: 75 on English Language Arts, 47 on Mathematics, 51 on Social Studies, 52 on Science, and 52 on Fine Arts. The test is administered via computer.
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.
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