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Arkansas Test Requirements

The table below indicates the appropriate test(s) for specific licensures. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once the appropriate tests are identified, determine how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

If you test in Arkansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. If you test outside of Arkansas, select the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (state code 7031) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Basic Skills Assessment (check with educator preparation provider)

Core Academic Skills for EducatorsTest CodeQualifying
Score
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

* Check with your educator preparation provider for the required Qualifying Score.

Pedagogical Assessments (check with educator preparation provider)

Pedagogy AssessmentsTest CodeQualifying
Score
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
or
World Languages Pedagogy 5841 *
or

* Check with your educator preparation provider for the required Qualifying Score.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Age 3–4 Endorsement Education of Young Children 5024 *
Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated B-K Endorsement
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *

Elementary Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary Education (K–6) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
5001 *
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
and
For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017 or for those adding to a license by testing out after September 1, 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education web page.

Middle School Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
First-Time Licensure
Middle School English (4–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle School Science (4–8) Accepted through August 31, 2020Middle School Science 5440 *
or
Accepted beginning September 1, 2020 Middle School Science 5442 *
Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *
Endorsements Added to a Current License
Middle School English (4–8) Endorsement Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Middle School Science (4–8) Endorsement Accepted through August 31, 2020Middle School Science 5440 *
or
Accepted beginning September 1, 2020 Middle School Science 5442 *
Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Endorsement Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Chemistry (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
Computer Science (4–12) Computer Science 5652 *
Drama (7–12) Theatre 5641 *
Driver Education (7–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Earth Science Endorsement (7–12) Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
English (7–12) English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
Geometry (7–12) Geometry 5163 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Science Biology: Content Knowledge 5235
or
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 *
Life Science (7–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
5161 *
Mathematics/
Physics (7–12)
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Physical Science (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
or
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Physics (7–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 *
Speech (7–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *

All Grades

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art (K–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
Drama/Speech (K–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
and
Theatre 5641 *
Music: Instrumental (K–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Music: Vocal (K–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education and Health (K–12) Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *

World Languages

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
American Sign Language (K–12) ASL Proficiency Interview 0634 *
Chinese (Mandarin)(K–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 *
English as a Second Language (K–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 *
French (K–12) French: World Language 5174 *
German (K–12) German: World Language 5183 *
Japanese (K–12) ACTFL    
Latin (K–12) Latin 5601 *
Spanish (K–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Building Level Administrator School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6990 *
Curriculum/
Program Administrator
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6990 *
District Level Administrator Required beginning September 1, 2020.
School Superintendent Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.)
6991

Special Education

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
First-Time Licensure
Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated (B–K)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
Special Education (K–12) For candidates currently in a program prior to fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education (K–12)For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5511 *
and
For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education web page.
Endorsement Added to a Current License
Age 3–4 Special Education Endorsement (added to a current special education license) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
Early Childhood/
Special Education
Integrated (B–K) Endorsement (added to a current license)
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 *
Gifted and Talented (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Gifted Education 5358 *
Special Education (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5511 *
and
For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education web page.
Special Education: Hearing Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 *
and
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education: Resource (K–6, 7–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
Special Education: Visual Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 *

All Career & Technical Areas

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Agriculture Sciences and Technology (7–12) Agriculture 5701 *
Business Technology (4–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Family Consumer Science (7–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Industrial Technology (7–12) Technology Education 5051 *
Marketing Technology (7–12) Marketing Education 5561 *

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Licensed inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Adult Education (Postsecondary)(Initial License) Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5511 *
Adult Education (Postsecondary) (added to a current license) Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5511 *
Coaching Endorsement (added to a current license) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 *
Dyslexia (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Educational Examiner (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Guidance/Counseling (K–12) (Initial License) Professional School Counselor 5421 *
Guidance/Counseling (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Professional School Counselor 5421 *
Instructional Facilitator (K–12) (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Instructional Paraprofessional ParaPro Assessment(Must use the ParaPro website to register.) 1755 *
Library/Media Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Library Media Specialist 5311 *
Online Educator (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 *
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *
Reading Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license) Reading Specialist 5301 *
School Psychology Specialist (K–12) School Psychologist 5402 *
Speech-Language Pathologist (K–12) Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin and the ParaPro Assessment Information Bulletin.

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