The Praxis tests are a product of Educational Testing Services
Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST®) are designed to measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The assessments are available in two formats: paper-delivered (offered on pre-scheduled Saturday test dates along with the Praxis II) or computer-delivered.
Candidates may choose to take the three sections of the computer-delivered Praxis I test as one appointment. If taking the test as one appointment, the fee is $135.00 and time allotted for the test is 4.5 hours. Should a candidate fail any one part of the combined test, that is the only portion for which they must retest. The time allotted for single sections of the test (math, reading or writing) is 2 hours and the fee is $85 per section. Candidates may take the computer-delivered PRAXIS test only once per 30 consecutive days, not including the day of the test. Candidates must present two valid current forms of identification such as a driver's license and a school ID (one must be a photo ID with signature). Scratch paper and pencils are provided.
Test centers may not distribute information or advise examinees about Praxis minimum qualifying scores. This is necessary to prevent inadvertently giving out incorrect information when states modify their score requirements. To view Praxis score requirements, please refer to the Praxis website www.ets.org. There you can view each state's requirements by selecting the state name from the drop-down list on the home page.
Your official score report will be available online via your My Praxis Account, 2-3 weeks after the test date. Your scores will also be sent to up to three institutions/agencies you selected during the test process. Online scores are downloadable for 45 calendar days. After 45 days, they will no longer be available and you will need to request additional score reports for a $40 fee (per request). We recommend saving a copy of your score report for future reference.
Praxis II: Subject Assessment tests measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. There are Subject Assessments, Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests and Teaching Foundations Tests. Register for these tests at www.ets.org. The Praxis II tests are paper/pencil, given on nationally scheduled Saturday dates on the Coastal Carolina University campus. However, many Praxis II tests are becoming available in the computer-based format and computer-delivered Praxis II Tests are administered, by appointment, at the Academic Testing Center. See appointment scheduling below. To see which Praxis II tests are available on computer, visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates/computer
PLEASE NOTE: ETS will no longer allow standby registrations the day of the Praxis paper/pencil test. All candidates MUST be registered prior to the test date.
PRAXIS Appointment Scheduling
Praxis tests, both computer-delivered and paper-delivered, must be scheduled through the new online registration system available on the Praxis website at www.ets.org/praxis/register. Appointments must be made at least three full days before your test date (not including the day of your test or the day of your request). Prometric Candidate Services and local Test Centers no longer perform Praxis registration activities.
PRAXIS Appointment Rescheduling/Cancel
To cancel or reschedule your computer-delivered test appointment, log into your Praxis™ account or call ETS at 1-800-772-9476 no later than three full days prior to your appointment (not including the day of your test or the day of your request) or your test fee will be forfeited. Example: The deadline to reschedule a Friday appointment is Monday. If the appointment spans more than one day, you must call three full days prior to the first day of testing. If you cancel your test by the appropriate deadline, you may be eligible for a refund of 50 percent of your test fees.
The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing and basic math competencies of practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, the ParaPro Assessment can be used to certify teacher’s aides and assistants in the instruction of these subjects to school children. It is a general aptitude test that offers certification for paraprofessionals. It also offers an objective assessment of a prospective teacher’s foundation of knowledge and skills and the ability to effectively use those skills in the classroom. This is a paper/pencil test, is offered in conjunction with the Praxis II national test dates. The test will be delivered on the following dates:
March 8, 2014
June 7, 2014
For additional information check www.ets.org/parapro.