Mississippi Highly Qualified Status

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that all Mississippi teachers be highly qualified and fully certified for all core subject areas in which they teach. For more information on highly qualified status in Mississippi, please visit Mississippi's Educator Licensure, Highly Qualified Teacher page.

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).

Highly Qualified — The test below is an option for Special Education teachers who need to demonstrate Highly Qualified Status.

If you test in Mississippi, your score report will be sent automatically to the Mississippi Department of Education. If you test outside of Mississippi, select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) 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 Highly Qualified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Special Education K–12 Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5511 n/a 142

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.


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