You have to take (and pass) two tests (along with a lot of other observational paperwork) to get certified to teach in Texas. To probationally teach (without certification, for a year) you must pass the subject matter exam.

It is the TExES (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards), and I took the Math 8-12 on Sat Jun 28. Just got the results back. You need a 240 out of 300 to “pass”. Drum roll, please… I got a


I missed three of 80 (there were 90 in the 5 hour test that covers basically all of high school math, but 10 are experimental), so i guess it’s curved up on some very small basis. Oh yeah, and after reviewing the test twice, I was still out of there in 3 1/2 hours. It wasn’t too hard.

I’m sure mosts people’s reactions to these things is “whew, I passed”, but I always want to see the questions I missed.
Statistics is my weakest link. Curve fitting points, it’s a bunch of voodoo business math if you ask me. 🙂

So, that’s the story.