Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pennsylvania Highly Qualified Status

The Highly Qualified tests do not lead to certification. Refer to the Test Requirements table for information on tests required for certification.

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 Pennsylvania, your score report will be sent automatically to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you test outside of Pennsylvania, select the Pennsylvania Department of Education (state code 8033) 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
Elementary Education Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5511 n/a 150
Middle Level English Middle School English Language Arts Through August 31, 2014. 5049 0049 163
Middle School English Language Arts Beginning September 1, 2014. 5047 n/a 164
Middle Level Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (Calculator allowed.) Through August 31, 2014. n/a 0069 151
Middle School Mathematics (Calculator provided.) Beginning September 1, 2014. 5169 n/a 165
Middle Level Science Middle School Science n/a 0439 144
Middle Level Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 152

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis SeriesInformation Bulletin


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