Overview of Oregon Testing Requirements

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) has initiated redevelopment of the tests that are needed for P–12 educator endorsements. A number of the Praxis II® tests have been phased out beginning on 9/1/2010; however, the Praxis II tests listed below will continue to be administered in Oregon on the dates and sites listed on this website. For information about the new assessment requirements for endorsements, go to http://oregon.gov/TSPC/index.shtml and click on test information.

Overview of Oregon Testing Requirements for Licensure in the Following Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Communications Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Early Intervention/Early Childhood
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Marketing
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech Communication
  • Technology Education
  • Vision Impaired

Important Information

  • Beginning with the 2014–15 testing year, ETS will discontinue paper-delivered testing. However, tests will be available in a paper-delivered format as required for ADA accommodations. All scores for previously administered paper-delivered tests are reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken.
  • ETS is offering the Marketing Education test in a computer-delivered format (code 5561) that will be introduced in October. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you.
  • If you test in Oregon, your score report will be sent automatically to the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. If you test outside of Oregon, select the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (state code 8700) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
  • If you are seeking licensure in other areas, please contact TSPC at: contact.tspc@state.or.us or visit our web page at: http://oregon.gov/TSPC/index.shtml

Who Must Take the Tests?

All new teacher candidates or those wishing to become licensed in Oregon in the above areas only must take the appropriate Praxis II tests.

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