TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental Practice Test (164)
As you take your final steps in preparing to take the Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam that’s part of the Texas Examinations of Educator StandardsTM (TExESTM) Program, we’ve developed this resource for you. You’ll get details about test registration, payment, content areas that will be covered during the test, plus passing score details.
Exam Background and Purpose
The Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam assesses whether you have the appropriate level of skills and knowledge needed to become a beginning-level educator in Texas public schools.
You’ll be eligible to take the Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam once you satisfy at least one of these Educator Preparation Program (EPP) requirements:
- University Initial — Normally part of an undergraduate clinical teaching program.
- University Post Baccalaureate — Designed for those adults with have a bachelor’s degree or higher who desire obtaining a certification and advanced degree.
- University Alternative Certification Program — A university-sponsored alternative program.
- Alternative Certification Program — Created for nontraditional students who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, including university course work or other professional development, plus mentoring and supervision.
See complete details at www.cms.texes-ets.org/
You can register for the Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam and get complete information on testing center days, times and locations at www.texes.ets.org/
The cost for taking this exam is $116. Payment is due at registration. Acceptable forms of payment include a credit or debit card branded with MasterCard® or VISA®. Checks or cash are not accepted. Note: Your registration expires after 170 days. At that point, if you haven’t taken your exam, you will forfeit your exam fees.
When you register online, you’ll have access to available testing locations and times. Be sure to arrive early. If you arrive late for your test, you won’t be allowed to participate, and you will give up your exam fees that you’ve paid.
Test Duration: The time limit to take the Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam is five hours.
What to Bring:
- When you arrive for your test, you’ll be required to provide two forms of current identification. Each must include your name, signature and photo. Acceptable ID forms include a current passport, a driver’s license, state ID, national ID or military ID. Your name as it appears on your IDs must also match your first and last name listed on your registration materials. If your names don’t match, you won’t be allowed to sit for the exam and you’ll forfeit your exam fees.
What Not to Bring:
- Any portfolios, bags, knapsacks, etc.
- Cell phones, tablets, PDAs, watches, or any other electronics
- Notes, scrap paper or books
- Drinks or food (including chewing gum)
- Jewelry, other than wedding rings or small earrings
- Hats or headwear, except for medical/religious reasons
- Eyeglasses capable of recording/communication
- Smoking, vaping or tobacco products
- Visitors (including friends and family)
What to Expect During Your TExES Exam
Format/Number of Questions: The test will be taken by computer and is made up of 80 selected-response questions.
Domain of Covered Exam Content
The Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam covers one domain. Here’s an overview of the types of content you’ll be tested on as part of the exam:
- Domain I: Bilingual Education (100%) — Includes an assessment of several areas, including foundational bilingual education concepts, including biculturism. Also reviews knowledge in developing a positive environment for learning for students. In addition, the exam looks at the level of knowledge around processes required for first- and second-language development — along with promoting language proficiency within their first language (L1) and second language (L2). Also looks at L1 literacy assessment and development techniques. The exam will also review your understanding of L1 and L2 instruction and methods for helping students achieve success.
Passing Score: A total of 240 points is required to pass the exam. Your score will be posted online within seven days of your test date.
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