TExES Art EC-12 Practice Test (178)

This exam was created to test entry-level educators on the topics they must acquire knowledge of in order to teach art in public schools in Texas. There are 100 questions on this exam and covers art for grades EC-12.


What is On the Exam?

The art exam is made up of four sections. Each make up a percentage of the test. The sections are:

  • Creating Works of Art (32%) – Art EC-12: I, II
  • Art, Culture and History (27%) – Art EC-12: I-IV
  • Aesthetic Knowledge and Analysis of Art (14%) – Art EC-12: I-IV
  • Art Education (27%) Art EC-12: I-V

Each section has a standard in which is assessed. These sections are:

  • Standard I – The student must understand how to establish organized ideas for creative art that originate from their own perception, perception of others, and natural/man-made domains.
  • Standard II – The educator should comprehend the skills and techniques that are needed for creative expression through creating their own original works of art using a large variety of media, and help their students grow those skills and techniques over time.
  • Standard III – The student educator is aware of and seeks to build up a student’s art history appreciation and passion for diverse culture.
  • Standard IV – The art teacher should apprehend and aid in the production of the skills needed for analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating creative artworks, and have the ability to help their students make judgments about original pieces of art, as well as art created by several other artists.
  • Standard V – The art teacher must effectively understand how their students evolve cognitively and artistically, and be able to deliver effective art instruction that is appropriate for the age group they are educating.

The Allotted Time

The TExES Art Exam is a computer administered test (CAT), in which you are allowed 5 hours to complete it.

The Question Formats

There are two types pf question formats you will see on the exam, single questions and cluster questions.

The single-question format is usually a direct question or a statement that is incomplete. Sometimes a single-question will also include a reading passage, a graphic, a table or a combination of all three. This format is typically followed by four or more answer options that appear below the question.

Being sure to read the single question very carefully and critically, is the suggested approach when taking this exam. Read the question and soak in the information because it is crucial that you understand what is being asked of you.

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Clustered questions are composed of a stimulus and two or more questions that identify with the provided stimulus. The stimulus material is typically seen with an image, but there are other types of stimulus that may also be included, such as a brief reading passage.

There are different ways to approach and answer a cluster question. You can use the method of quickly skimming so you can understand the material, read the question, then refer back to the stimulus.

Another option is to read the question before reading the stimulus. This method may help you to identify the purpose in a quicker manner.

Lastly, you can try combining both strategies. Examine the stimulus first but with a shorter and more familiar strategy and stimulus or, read the question first with a longer stimulus that is familiar and more complex.

Your Test Scores

The TExES Art exam was created to compose of a total of 100 selected-response questions, which include a photo. 80 out of the 100 questions are actually scored. The amount of scored questions are not subject to vary but, the number of questions that are not scored may vary when it comes to the actual test.

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Your final scaled score will only be based on the questions that you have received a score for. The questions that are not scored will go towards a study for future testing, to see how students perform on the exam if they were to be included on later tests. At this time the pilot questions are not identified.

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