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TAKS Out-of-School (OOS) Registration

Who should register for TAKS OOS testing?

TAKS OOS registration is for

  • examinees who are no longer enrolled in school but have otherwise completed district requirements for graduation, or
  • former TAAS examinees (including TEAMS examinees). TAAS examinees must register for and take the appropriate TAKS exit level tests.

NOTE: Examinees who take one or more tests but do not meet the standard will be automatically registered for the next administration.

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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How do examinees register for TAKS OOS testing?

Exit level TAKS students and former TAAS examinees (including TEAMS examinees) must register to test at a participating campus by completing the online registration form by the closing date. Examinees who do not register by the deadline may register at participating campuses on the day of the test, if the campus can accommodate them.

Out-of-school examinees may register online for the appropriate TAKS test(s) during the registration period for the test administrations in March, July, and October. (Examinees who did not meet the standard for the March administration will be automatically registered for the April administration at the campus where they tested in March. Examinees who did not test in March or who wish to test at a different campus may register for the April administration on the day of the test if the campus can accommodate them.)

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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What tests should former TAAS examinees register for?

The TAAS tests are no longer administered. Former TAAS examinees (including former TEAMS examinees) must pass the mathematics test and/or the appropriate part of the TAKS exit level English language arts test (writing or reading).

You can read important information regarding former TAAS examinees at the following link.

TAAS OOS Information

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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What if an examinee missed the TAKS OOS registration deadline?

At the testing location's discretion, examinees can register at the testing location during the test administration, if the campus can accommodate them. (Examinees should contact the campus before the testing date to ensure that the campus can accommodate them.) Personnel on site will assist with this process. Examinees must bring a photo ID and PEIMS ID, if known.

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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How and when will examinees receive their admission letters?

After examinees have successfully completed a TAKS OOS online registration, they will receive an admission letter with the following information:

  • The subject(s) and test date(s) for which they registered
  • The test time(s) for which they registered
  • The location where they are registered

Examinees will receive the admission letter no later than one week prior to testing. Examinees should bring the admission letter to the testing location to confirm that they have registered to test. Examinees must also bring a photo ID.

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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What should examinees do on the day of the test?

On the day of testing, examinees should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing time. Examinees must present picture identification, such as a driver's license, DPS ID, military ID, school ID, or resident alien card to test. Examinees will not be allowed to take the test without a picture ID.

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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Where can examinees find additional resources for TAKS OOS testing?

Examinees may visit the TAKS Resources webpage of TEA's Student Assessment Division website to find released tests, study guides, and other information that may be helpful for preparing for OOS testing.

Examinees who are taking online assessments may visit the Student Materials webpage of Pearson's Texas Assessment website to access tutorials about the TAKS written composition tool and Texas-specific testing tools within the online tests.

Last updated April 25, 2013.

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