TExES Physical Education EC-12 (158) Practice Test

Welcome to this overview of the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam!

If you need help studying for the exam or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

What’s on the Exam?

Questions: 100
Time limit: 4 hours and 45 minutes

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam, and the time limit is 4 hours and 45 minutes. There aren’t any scheduled breaks, but you’re free to take restroom breaks as needed.

Let’s take a closer look at the different sections of the exam.

38% of the exam

  • The principles of motor learning and motor development
  • Developing, combining, and integrating motor skills
  • Movement concepts
  • Biomechanical principles
  • Individual, dual, and team activities
  • Safety practices and techniques for personal performance activities, recreational activities, dance, and outdoor pursuits

31% of the exam

  • Major body systems
  • The benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • Physical fitness development and training
  • Developing and maintaining cardiovascular endurance
  • Developing and maintaining flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and posture
  • Various health and wellness concepts

31% of the exam

  • Implementing effective and appropriate instruction and assessments to prepare students
  • Create learning environments that support student development
  • The goals, structure, purposes and organization of physical education programs
  • Legal responsibilities and issues related to supervision, instruction, first aid, safety, and risk management

Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT)

The TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam is a computer-adaptive test. Basically, this means that the questions will become harder or easier as you go through the exam, based on how well you’re answering the questions.

For example, say you answered the first question correctly. The first question is of medium difficulty, so the next question will be slightly harder. Then, let’s say you answered the second question incorrectly. The next question would then be a medium question.

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How to Register

To get started with your registration, you’ll need to create an account on the NES website. You can then register for the exam and schedule a test date through your account.

When you submit your registration, you’ll need to pay the $116 testing fee.

Exam Scores

The test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 100 and 300.

You will need a score of 240 to pass the test.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone who takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.



How many questions are on the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam?


The exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions.


How long is the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam?


The time limit is 4 hours and 45 minutes.


What is the passing score for the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam?


The minimum score you need to pass is 240.


How much does the TExES Physical Education EC-12 exam cost?


The testing fee is $116.