Answered By: Arlene Salazar
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020     Views: 1

Texas will require the new Science of Teaching Reading (STR, 293) exam for teacher certification beginning January 1, 2021, for all candidates (undergrad, grad, post-bacc) seeking certification in EC-6 ESL, EC-6 Bilingual, 4-8 ELAR, 4-8 ELAR/SS, 4-8 Generalist, and Special Education. This state law was enacted in the 2019 legislative session as part of the HB3 school finance package. More info.

Section 6: Preparation Resources Science of Teaching Reading (293)
http://www.tx.nesinc.com/Content/StudyGuide/TX_SG_bib_293.htm

Science of Teaching Reading (293) Preparation Materials
http://www.tx.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/TX293_PrepMaterials.html

TEA Overview of the STR Exam Requirement
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/educator-testing/the-science-of-teaching-reading-str-exam

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