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TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) Scoring Guide

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If you plan to become a P.E. instructor in Texas, you’ve probably heard of the TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam. As you may know, you must pass this assessment before you can be hired to teach physical education. With so much at stake, it’s crucial to understand the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam’s scoring system. If you know what it takes to pass, you’ll be able to prepare more effectively.

To give you a leg up, this article will cover all you need to know about TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam scoring.

Overview of the TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) Scoring Guide: 

The TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam covers three content domains:

  1. Movement Skills and Knowledge
  2. Health-Related Physical Fitness
  3. The Physical Education Program

The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, which you must answer within 4 hours and 45 minutes. For more details on the structure of this test, take a look at our TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam overview.

How the Exam is Scored

The TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam is scored by taking the sum of your correct answers and converting them to a scaled score that takes test difficulty into account.

There is no penalty for incorrect answers on this exam.

Passing Score

To pass the TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam, you must receive a scaled score of at least 240.

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When Will You Get Your Score Report

Your TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) score will be posted to your Pearson account after 10 p.m. (CT) on the report date for your exam. This should fall within seven days of your testing date. You will also receive your TExES scores via email if you selected this option at registration. View the score report dates on the TExES website to find out when to expect your scores. (Scroll down to “Score Reporting.”)

Understanding Your Score Report

Your TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) score report will show your Total Test Performance as well as your Performance by Domain and Competency. The Total Test Performance section states whether you passed and provides your overall scaled score.

The second section shows how you performed on each content domain and competency. If you did not pass the exam, you should find this score report helpful for future studying. By reviewing the breakdown of your performance within each content domain, you can identify areas where you need the most work.

Be cautious, though, about putting too much weight on the competency breakdown. Each competency within a content domain accounts for a very small number of questions, making it hard to draw firm conclusions about your performance. You should instead focus on your overall domain performance data, and plan to broadly study any domain where you did not do well.

Retaking the Exam

If you don’t pass the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam on your first try, you are allowed up to four retakes. However, you must wait 30 days between each attempt.

Conclusion:

TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam scores play an essential role in determining your eligibility to teach P.E. in Texas. Understanding how this test is scored and what is required to pass should help you prepare more effectively, maximizing your chances of success.

If you don’t pass the TExES Physical Education exam on your first try, remember to take advantage of the detailed performance breakdown on your score report. This is an invaluable tool for identifying areas where you need to improve.

Even if your first try was unsuccessful, you should feel confident that you can pass the TExES Phys Ed EC-12 exam. With diligent study and a clear understanding of the test, you’ll be well prepared for your next attempt.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the passing score for the TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam?

The passing score for the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam is 240.

When will I receive my TExES Physical Education EC-12 score report?

Within seven days of taking the exam, your score will be posted to your Pearson account. You will also receive scores via email if you selected this option during registration. Visit the TExES website to find out when you can expect your score report to be released.

Do I need to get a specific score on each content domain of the TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) exam?

No, you will receive one overall score for the exam. Score reports can reveal how you performed in each knowledge domain, but this data is for informational purposes only.

If I fail the Physical Education (158) exam, am I allowed to retake it?

Yes, you are allowed to take the exam up to four more times. You must wait 30 days between each attempt.

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