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Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

Due to limited staffing in our offices during the COVID-19 outbreak, please submit all Disability Accommodation requests and supporting documents electronically via your Praxis® account to ensure that we are able to receive your requests. Note that during this time there may be additional delays in processing accommodation requests.

ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs by providing services and accommodations that are reasonable and appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs who meet ETS requirements.

How to Apply for Accommodations

The Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs contains the procedures and forms for requesting testing accommodations. The Supplement should be used in conjunction with the information in The Praxis® Information Bulletin.

Important: All test takers requesting any accommodations must submit their requests and have their accommodations approved by ETS Disability Services before their test can be scheduled. Submit your request as early as possible, especially if you are requesting an alternate test format. Documentation review takes approximately six weeks once your request and complete paperwork have been received. If you must submit additional documentation, it can be another six weeks from the time the new documentation is received until the review is complete.

When you have been approved, ETS will email instructions to you on how to register for the Praxis® test. Please wait for your email approval before registering for the test.

If you have a health-related need that requires you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room, or to take extra or extended breaks, you must follow the accommodations request procedures in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.

To apply for accommodations online

  1. Log into your Praxis account.
  2. Click on "Praxis Accommodation Status/New Request" under the "Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs" section on the home page.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To apply for accommodations by email

Important: If you email your request for accommodations, do not include credit card information on the Test Authorization Voucher Request form. Once your application has been received, you will be sent an email with instructions regarding payment.

  1. Download and print The Praxis® Information Bulletin.
  2. Download the Bulletin Supplement and print the Testing Accommodations Request Form.
  3. Complete all documents.
  4. Scan all documents.
  5. Attach all documents to your email message.
  6. Send your email to disability.reg@ets.org.

To apply for accommodations by mail or courier service

  1. Download and print The Praxis® Information Bulletin.
  2. Download the Bulletin Supplement and print the Testing Accommodations Request Form.
  3. Complete all documents.
  4. Send all completed forms and documentation to:

    Mail:
    ETS Disability Services
    P.O. Box 6054
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA

    Courier Service:
    ETS Disability Services
    225 Phillips Boulevard
    Ewing, NJ 08628-1426 USA

How to Register for and Schedule Your Test After Your Accommodations Have Been Approved

If you have been approved for the accommodations listed below, you can register for and schedule your test online.

  • Extended time
  • Extended breaks
  • Screen magnification
  • Selectable foreground and background colors

Note: If you’ve been approved for any of the above accommodations, you do not need to complete and submit the Test Authorization Voucher Request Form.

If you have been approved for other accommodations, you must register by email or mail by following the steps on the Registration page.

If you need to take a Praxis test outside the United States for employment, certification or entrance into a teacher education program in the United States, please contact the Praxis program at praxis@ets.org. Please be aware that there may not be a test center in your immediate vicinity. We will register you at the center nearest you. In some cases, you may need to make long-distance travel arrangements to get to the nearest test center.

Using Approved Accommodations for Subsequent Praxis or SLS Tests

Retaking the Same Praxis or SLS Test

If you were previously approved for accommodations on a Praxis or SLS test, please review the approval letter to determine if your accommodations approval has expired. If your accommodations have not yet expired, you may reregister for the same test by following the directions in the letter.

Note: If you need to reregister for a test with the same test name, but the test code has changed, contact ETS Disability Services for approval before registering for the test. For example, if you are approved to receive accommodations for the 5723 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics test, but you are now required to take the 5733 Core Academic Skills for Educators Mathematics test, you must contact ETS Disability Services for approval before registering.

Taking a Different Praxis or SLS Test

If you have already been approved for accommodations on a Praxis or SLS test and want to use the same accommodations for a Praxis or SLS test with a different test name and test code, you must submit the following documents to ETS Disability Services for review and approval before registering for the test:

  • Parts I and II of the Testing Accommodations Request Form
  • The Test Authorization Voucher Request Form

Please follow the online, email or mail/courier service submission instructions provided above.

If You Have Questions

Contact ETS Disability Services:

Hours:
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
Phone:
1-609-771-7780
1-866-387-8602 (Toll free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories* and Canada)
*Includes American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Fax:
1-609-771-7165
Email:
stassd@ets.org (general inquiries)
Mail:
ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA

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