Colorado Test Requirements
Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis™ tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.
Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.
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 Colorado, your score report will be sent automatically to the Colorado State Department of Education. If you test outside of Colorado, select the Colorado State Department of Education (state code 7040) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
- In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
- "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.
|To Be Certified in||You Need to Take||CDT Code||PDT Code||Qualifying Score|
|English Language Arts–Secondary||English Language Arts: Content Knowledge||5038||n/a||167|
|Mathematics–Secondary||Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.)||5161||n/a||160|
|Science–Secondary||General Science: Content Knowledge||5435||0435||152|
|Social Studies–Secondary||Social Studies: Content Knowledge||5081||0081||150|
Instructional Support Personnel
n/a — Not available in this delivery method
This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.