Register for Practice TExES Exams

Practice exams for the Texas Exams of Educator Standards (TExES) are available for candidates admitted to the TWU Educator Preparation Program. They are an excellent way to receive feedback on your readiness to take the actual state exam and identify areas needed for additional review. Along with your results you will receive suggestions on your next steps for taking and passing the state TExES exam.

Effective September 6, 2022, students have the choice of either taking the TExES Prep Center (TPC) practice tests or the 240 Tutoring post-test.

The TWU EPP monitors candidate progress and determines readiness to test via instructional benchmarks, course assessments, and certification practice exams. Once the candidate demonstrates test readiness, the TWU EPP will grant test approval for the appropriate state exam(s) required for certification, per the candidate’s degree plan or plan of study.

Test options

240 Tutoring post-test option

  1. Request a discount code to purchase 240 Tutoring for $40. Email to request the discount code.
  2. 240 Tutoring supports all certification exams except EC-12 Art, EC-12 Music, EC-12 Theater, Family Consumer Sciences, and Educational Diagnostician.
    • The 240 Tutoring post-test option for a Principal as Instructional Leader 268 candidates can be used to demonstrate mastery of multiple choice items but only AFTER at least ONE successful TWU practice attempt demonstrating mastery on the constructed response portion of the exam (i.e. all 3s).
  3. Complete 240 Tutoring pre-test and utilize all other 240 Tutoring resources to prepare for the post-test.
  4. Email score report to Katy Eshelman ( or Linda Kobler ( once post-test is completed with a passing rate of 80% or higher.

TExES Prep Center practice test option

Students need to download and install Respondus LockDown Browser on your desktop or laptop computer (not a Chromebook). The information is available in Respondus LockDown Browser in Canvas (Students). NOTE: This link is password protected. Login using your TWU username and TWU password.

Desktop or Laptop installation

To download and install Respondus LockDown Browser (this only needs to be done once):

  1. Verify that the desktop or laptop meets the minimum system requirements to download and install Respondus LockDown Browser.
  2. Download and install the TWU Edition of Respondus LockDown Browser on a desktop or laptop workstation.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the correct version of Respondus LockDown Browser for your computer.

NOTE: A Chromebook will NOT interface with Respondus LockDown Browser.

The student must decide to take either the TPC practice tests or the 240 Tutoring post-tests to demonstrate readiness for state test approval. The tests do not mix and match. Students whose content area is not offered on 240 Tutoring will continue to take the TPC practice exam. These content areas include: Art, Educational Diagnostician, Family Consumer Sciences, Music and Theater.

Register for a practice exam

For questions about registering for a TExES practice exam, email the TExES PREP Center or review our TExES Prep Center Testing Policy.

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