Exam Preparation Resources

Science of Teaching Reading Exam Information

Beginning January 1, 2021, per State Law, all teachers certified in EC-8 areas which include English Language Arts and Reading will require an additional exam titled Science of Teaching Reading.

Impacted Programs

The Preparation Manual for Science of Teaching Reading (293) is now available on the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program website.

This preparation manual includes:

  • The STR examination framework
  • Approaches to answering different question types
  • Sample selected-response questions
  • In-depth rationales for correct and incorrect responses
  • A sample constructed response question, including the video exhibit
  • Sample strong and weak constructed-responses and rationales
  • A list of preparation resources

For information about the STR exam, including related certificate requirements, content of the exam, and webinars and other support resources, visit the Texas Education Agency website.