AUSTIN, Tex. — More than 6,500 teachers who flunked their first state competency test got a second chance Saturday.
Almost 97% of the 202,000 teachers who took the first Texas Examination of Current Administrators and Teachers in March passed the test of basic skills that was required by a 1984 school reform law.
The 6,579 who failed must pass the second exam or they will not be allowed to teach in the next school year, said Terri Anderson, spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency.
A total of 25,000 educators, including college personnel and private school teachers who want to retain their teaching certificates, took Saturday's test.