I was volunteering yesterday and the guy that owns the place sits on the club board for the state to help make the laws and such.
So we were talking new regs and i asked him when the new test is coming out. he said they, the state of Texas, are hoping to have a new test in place by MAY 2010!!!
So what this means to you.
As early as May 2010 or as late as September 2010 the test you have been studying for will no longer be.
the new test will be composed of 100 questions, not the 105 now.
BUT!!!!!!!!! the Board my friend sits on and his colluges submitted 600 questions that are getting put into a data base. they will walk up to the computer and print a test and the computer will grab 100 of the 600 questions in the data base and spit out the test.
Learning the test will become impossible. to put it into prospective: a 40 number lottery has the odds of 2.5 billion to 1 to win. that means you picking the same 6 numbers that the lottery does is 1 in 2.5 billion.
a 600 question random test will be significantly higher odds, if you study just the same 100 questions there is a high probability of failure.
As of right now the State does NOT have a study guide, but there is one in the works.