TExES Business and Finance 6-12 (276) Practice Test

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The Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Business and Finance 6-12 exam is used to assess your requisite skills and knowledge as an entry-level teacher in Texas public schools.

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TExES Business and Finance 6-12 Exam Outline

The TExES Business and Finance 6-12 exam contains 100 selected-response questions and has a time limit of 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Teaching Standards

The exam is aligned with the 11 standards for educators that have been outlined by the State Board for Educator Certification.

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Approved Educator Standards

Standard I: You are expected to understand accounting, record keeping, banking, financial systems, and securities and investments.

Standard II: You are expected to understand personal finance and financial planning.

Standard III: You are expected to understand business management, operations, and ownership in e-commerce, domestic, and international business.

Standard IV: You are expected to understand economic systems.

Standard V: You are expected to understand personal and commercial insurance.

Standard VI: You are expected to understand laws and ethics affecting business.

Standard VII: You are expected to understand the operation of a broad range of business computer information systems.

Standard VIII: You are expected to understand interpersonal, leadership, and professional career-development skills for the business and finance industry.

Standard IX: You are expected to know how to advise and assist students in career planning and how to promote student development through work-based learning and participation in career and technical student organizations.

Standard X: You are expected to know how to organize and manage an effective business and finance education program and how to work with school, community, and industry representatives to support the program.

Standard XI: You are expected to know how to plan, implement and utilize instruction and student assessment.

Exam Domains

The exam is split into five domains, each of which covers one or more of the 11 standards mentioned above.

DomainPercentage of ExamStandards Used
1. Finance20%I, II, IV, and V
2. Business Management19%III
3. Ethics, Law, Business Communication, and International Business22%III and VI
4. Technology and Information Systems21%VII
5. Leadership and Career Development18%VIII-XI

 

1. Finance (20%)

For the questions in this domain, you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the following:

  • Matters of money
  • Banking and financial services
  • Investments
  • Securities
  • Insurance operation
  • Basic accounting
  • Advanced accounting
  • Solving problems using financial analysis
  • Using probability calculations to manage risk and forecast expected outcomes

2. Business Management (19%)

For the questions in this domain, you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the following:

  • Types of business ownership
  • Entrepreneurial skills and procedures
  • Management principles in a business environment
  • Human relations and resource management

3. Ethics, Law, Business Communication, and International Business

For the questions in this domain, you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the following:

  • Ethics and social responsibility issues in business and personal behavior
  • Business law principles
  • Basics of international business
  • Basic elements of communication
  • Effective communication in business contexts

4. Technology and Information Systems (21%)

For the questions in this domain, you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the following:

  • Computer systems
  • Information technology principles and terminology
  • Information management systems principles and procedures
  • Information technology applications
  • Confidentiality, security, and data integrity principles and procedures

5. Leadership and Career Development (18%)

For the questions in this domain, you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the following:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Work-based learning
  • Career development
  • Employment, interpersonal, and organizational skills in business environments
  • Community and leadership opportunities available through student organization activities
  • Promoting a business education program

exam outline for the TExES Business and Finance 6-12 (276) exam, which contains 100 selected-response questions and has a time limit of 4 hours and 45 minutes

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TExES Business and Finance 6-12 Registration

To register for the exam, you must create an online NES account via their website. Once your account has been created, you can use it to register for the exam and schedule an exam date. When you register, you will need to pay the $116 examination fee.

Test Day

You should arrive at the testing center 15-30 minutes early on the day of your testing appointment to allow time for the check-in process. Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign in and provide at least one form of valid photo ID.

After the check-in process is complete, you will be asked to leave all personal items (cell phone, watch, wallet, keys, etc.) in a locker outside the testing area.

Once you enter the testing room, you will be given a brief tutorial on the computer-adaptive testing system before the exam begins.

How the Exam is Scored

The TExES Business and Finance 6-12 exam is computer-adaptive. Here’s a look at how it works:

A flowchart that shows the adaptive nature of the exam

The first question is judged to be of medium difficulty, and depending on your performance, the next question may be easier or harder. If you do well on the first question, the second question will be harder; conversely, if you do poorly on the first question, the second question will be easy.

The questions on this exam are rated on a scale of 100-300. The higher a question is rated, the harder the question is (e.g., a question marked as 233 will be more difficult than a question marked 185).

To pass the exam, your final question must be on or above the 240 mark. If your final question is below this mark, you will not pass the exam, even if you have answered some questions above the 240 mark at some point during the exam. This is because the computer has rated the difficulty of your final question based on how you answered the previous questions.

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FAQs

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How many questions are on the TExES Business and Finance 6-12 exam?

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There are 100 selected-response questions on the exam.

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How long is the TExES Business and Finance 6-12 exam?

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The time limit for the exam is 4 hours and 45 minutes.

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What is the passing score for the TExES Business and Finance 6-12 exam?

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To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 240.

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How much does the TExES Business and Finance 6-12 exam cost?

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The examination fee is $116.


By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.

 

by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: October 21, 2023

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