Ohio Test Requirements
Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to 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.
Find information on becoming highly qualified in Ohio.
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 Ohio, your score report will be sent automatically to the Ohio Department of Education. If you test outside of Ohio, select the Ohio Department of Education (state code 7945) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas
Professional Pupil Services
|To Be Certified in||You Need to Take||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Educational Paraprofessional||No Praxis II® subject test required.School Districts may opt to use the Praxis ParaPro Assessment.*|
* For the ParaPro Assessment, the State of Ohio has set a suggested qualifying score of 456. Contact your local school district to decide whether this assessment is required and if the state qualifying score is used.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
The Ohio State Board of Education has adopted the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary Education test for Ohio teachers or teacher candidates choosing the testing option within the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
|To Meet the Testing Option||You Need to Take||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Third Grade Reading Guarantee||Teaching Reading: Elementary Education||5203||162|
For additional information, visit the Ohio Department of Education.
This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin.