Idaho State Department of Education

Idaho Test Requirements

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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 Idaho, your score report will be sent automatically to the Idaho State Department of Education. If you test outside of Idaho, select the Idaho State Department of Education (state code 8636) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper. All tests are paper-delivered tests unless otherwise noted.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Early Childhood Education (Birth–3)

Note: While the Education of Young Children (0021/5021) test has previously been an Idaho state requirement, it DOES NOT meet the definition of Highly Qualified status as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. In order to ensure that Early Childhood/Blended Birth to Grade 3 candidates are deemed Highly Qualified without requiring three tests, Education of Young Children (0021/5021) is no longer a requirement. To attain Highly Qualified status, candidates must successfully pass the Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) test AND the Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (0022/5022) OR Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) test.

praxis testing for STATE-NAME
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood/Blended Birth to Grade 3 Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 158
and
Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691* n/a 159

* Available beginning July 2014.

Elementary Education (Grades K–8)

Note: If an applicant completes a state-approved elementary education program through an Idaho college or university, and that applicant started the program before June 1, 2013, then the applicant does not have to obtain a single subject endorsement; however, he or she must take and pass the applicable Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis II® test #0622/5622 or #0623/5623.

If this applicant chooses to obtain a single subject endorsement, then he or she must meet the higher education competency requirements and pass the Praxis II assessment applicable to the specific single subject endorsement.

For information regarding single subject endorsements, visit the Idaho State Department of Education website.

Praxis testing for Idaho: Elementary Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary K–8

For applicants starting an Idaho program prior to June 1, 2013 and not choosing to obtain a single subject endorsement.
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects*(Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Plus one of the following tests:
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 154
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 154
Elementary K–8

For applicants starting an Idaho program on or after July 1, 2013 or applicants seeking a single subject endorsement.
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects*(Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Plus one of the following tests for a middle school or K–12 single subject endorsement:
Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
or
Middle School Mathematics(On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
or
Middle School Science n/a 0439 143
or
Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 149
or
One of the K–12 Single Subject Endorsement requirements (see Secondary Education section)

Elementary K–8

For out-of-state candidates who did not complete an Idaho program.

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects*(Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Plus one of the following tests:
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 154
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 154

Secondary Education (Grades 6–12) OR (Grades K–12)

praxis testing for STATE-NAME
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Science and Technology 6–12 Agriculture n/a 0700 510
American Government/ Political Science 6–12 Government/Political Science n/a 0931 149
Art K–12 or 6–12 Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 151
Bilingual Education K–12 English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 151
Biological Science 6–12 Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 139
Business Technology Education 6–12 Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 148
Chemistry 6–12 Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 139
Communication 6–12 Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 143
Drama 6–12 Theatre n/a 0641 148
Earth Science 6–12 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 144
Economics 6–12 Economics n/a 0911 150
English 6–12 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 167
English as a New Language K–12 English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 151
Family and Consumer Science 6–12 Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 157
Geography 6–12 Geography n/a 0921 153
Geology 6–12 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 144
Health 6–12 Health Education 5551 n/a 155
History 6–12 World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 0941 141
Library Media Specialist K–12 Library Media Specialist 5311 0311 151
Literacy K–12 Reading Specialist 5301 n/a 164
Marketing Technology Education 6–12 Marketing Education n/a 0561 158
Mathematics 6–12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
Mathematics, Basic 6–12 Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
Music 6–12 or K–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 148

Natural Science 6–12

Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology or Physics.

General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 149
Physical Education 6–12 or K–12 Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 143
Physical Science 6–12 Physical Science: Content Knowledge n/a 0481 145
Physics 6–12 Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 129
Psychology 6–12 Psychology 53911 0391 154

Social Studies 6–12

Must also hold an endorsement and successfully pass the requisite Praxis exam in one of the following areas: History, American Government/Political Science, Economics or Geography.

Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 150
Sociology 6–12 or Sociology/
Anthropology 6–12
Sociology n/a 0950 570
Technology Education 6–12 Technology Education 50511 n/a 154

1 Available beginning July 2014.

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Foreign Language Endorsements 6–12 or K–12 (Other than: French, German, or Spanish) World Languages Pedagogy 5841* 0841 151
French 6–12 or K–12 French: World Language 5174 n/a 156
German 6–12 or K–12 German: World Language 5183 n/a 157
Spanish 6–12 or K–12 Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 163

*Available beginning July 2014.

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Exceptional Child: Generalist K–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 153
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects*(Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Exceptional Child: Hearing Impaired K–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 145
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 160
Exceptional Child: Visually Impaired K–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 145
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a 163

Instructional Support Personnel

Praxis testing for Idaho: Instructional Support Personnel
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Audiologist (Occupational licensing board requirement; not state certification requirement.) Audiology 5342 0342 170
Speech-Language Pathologist (Occupational licensing board requirement; not state certification requirement.) Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

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