New Educator Standards and Test Frameworks

The development of certification tests is based on the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)-approved certification standards for each field. Prior to approval by the SBEC, each set of proposed certification standards is posted for 30 days for public comment. Test frameworks, which help guide the test development process for a new or revised certification test and are based on SBEC-approved certification standards, are also posted for 30 days for public comment.

Drafts for Public Comment

Public comments are being requested on the Draft TX901: Core Subjects EC-6 framework. The framework will help guide the test development process for the updated Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6 test. The Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6 test has been updated to remove duplicate content now reflected in the Science of Teaching Reading test framework. Comments may be sent to Guiomar Andujar.

Approved Test Frameworks

Recently approved test frameworks are posted below. 

#217 English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Framework

#252 School Counselor Framework

#253 Educational Diagnostician Framework

#258 Physical Education EC-12 Framework

#292 Early Childhood: PK–3 Framework

#293 Science of Teaching Reading Framework - Version with marked changes and the final framework with all revisions incorporated.  

#370 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities for Trade and Industrial Education 6-12