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Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the TExES Special Education Supplemental (163) 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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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.
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!
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.
You need to bring two valid, unexpired forms of identification in English. Click here for more information about identification requirements.
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To pass the TExES Special Education Supplemental (163) 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 240 Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.
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.
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.
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.
According to the Texas Educator Certification Program Summary, passing rates were 83% for the Special Education Supplemental (163) exam in 2016-2017.