The TExES Mathematics

4-8 (115) is a computer-administered exam in which examinees have 4 hours and

45 minutes to complete 100 selected-response questions. In addition to the 4

hours and 45 minutes, you will be given 15 minutes to complete the testing

tutorial and compliance agreement.

Examinees who

are nursing mothers or have a condition covered under the Americans with

Disabilities Act that require special testing accommodations, may make this

request in writing. There are also special accommodations that can be made,

that do not require pre-approval.

Special requests that must be made in writing include extra time, breaks that do not lessen your testing time, separate testing room, braille test materials, and large print booklet and answer sheet.

Those that

do not require prior approval include bringing and using bandages, arm/leg

casts, cough drops, eye drops, nasal drops, hearing aids, inhaler, medical face

mask, oxygen tank, and pillow/cushion.

**What domains and competencies are covered on this exam?**

**Number Concepts**– 16% of questions**Patterns and Algebra**– 21% of questions**Geometry and Measurement**– 21% of questions**Probability and Statistics**– 16% of questions**Mathematical Processes and Perspectives**– 10% of questions**Mathematical Learning, Instruction and Assessment**– 16% of questions

**Number Concepts **

Competency

001: Teacher comprehends number system structure.

Competency

002: Teacher comprehends number operations and computational algorithms.

Competency

003: Teacher comprehends number theory and how to use it to solve problems.

**Patterns and Algebra **

Competency

004: Teacher comprehends mathematical reasoning and how to use it to find

patterns and relationships.

Competency

005: Teacher comprehends linear functions and how to use them.

Competency

006: Teacher comprehends non-linear functions and how to use them.

Competency

007: Teacher comprehends foundations of calculus that relate to middle school

math.

**Geometry and Measurement **

Competency

008: Teacher comprehends the process of measurement.

Competency

009: Teacher comprehends geometric relationships and axiomatic structure.

Competency

010: Teacher comprehends 2 and 3-dimensional figures.

Competency

011: Teacher comprehends transformational geometry.

**Probability and Statistics **

Competency

012: Teacher comprehends how to use graphical and numerical techniques.

Competency

013: Teacher comprehends the theory of probability.

Competency

014: Teacher comprehends how probability theory is related to sampling

statistical inference, and how this helps with predictions.

**Mathematical Processes and**

Perspectives

Perspectives

Competency

015: Teacher comprehends mathematical reasoning as well as problem solving.

Competency

016: Teacher comprehends the mathematical concepts inside and outside of mathematics.

**Mathematical Learning, Instruction**

and Assessment

and Assessment

Competency

017: Teacher comprehends the process of how children learn mathematical

concepts, procedures, and skills.

Competency

018: Teacher comprehends the planning, organization, and implementation of

instruction, using TEKS.

Competency

019: Teacher comprehends diverse formal and informal assessments to make sure

instruction is effective.

**What is the most convenient way to register?**

Registration

and payment for this exam can be done online.

**What is the cost of taking this exam?**

The cost of

TExES Mathematics 4-8 is $116. Additional fees may apply.

**What are the testing dates and**

locations?

locations?

This exam is

offered by appointment, throughout the year.

There are various testing centers throughout Texas and in many states within the United States.

**What**

should I do the day of the exam?

should I do the day of the exam?

Arrive

at the testing center 15 minutes early so you have enough time to check-in and

get settled in before it’s time to start testing.

Be

sure to bring two forms of identification with you. The first should include your

name, signature, and photo. At a minimum, the other should have your name and

signature.

Among

others, items prohibited from the testing area include a cell phone, other

electronic communication devices, eyeglasses with communication and recording

devices, written materials, backpack, purse, briefcase, and food/drink.

**Can I take a break during the**

exam?

exam?

You

are allowed to take a restroom break, if necessary. However, keep in mind, any

break you take, is time deducted from the amount of time you have for actual

test-taking.

**What happens after I take the exam?**

Generally,

score reports are available for review within seven days of you taking the

exam. They are typically posted online by 10 p.m. CST.

**What is the minimum passing score on**

this exam?

this exam?

240

**What happens if I don’t pass the**

exam?

exam?

After a waiting period of 45 days, you are allowed to retake the exam. You are given a maximum of five attempts at the exam. Although not guaranteed, if you do not pass after five tries, you may request a test-limit waiver of the Texas Education Agency.

**How Can I Prepare for the The TExES Mathematics 4-8 Exam?**

That’s a great question. We’ve broken down the answer into three parts.

- Do yourself a favor and study. Do not walk in unprepared. We have recommended prep materials below, but that only helps if you actually try. Plus, studying is actually proven to be the best antidote to test anxiety.
- Take care of yourself. Make sure you’re eating well, exercising, and sleeping. All of these things are scientifically linked to brain performance. If you take care of your body, you’ll be helping your grades.
- Get a study guide or set of flashcards. Some people study better a certain way. Find your study strengths and make the most of them. We’ve tried to make it easy for you by
- tracking down the best study guide and flashcard set for your exam. Below you’ll see
- links to both!