Rhode Island Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test you need to take and 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.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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).

Notes:

  • 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.

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood (PreK–2) Option 1
Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 170
and
Education of Young Children 5021 0021 174
or
Option 2
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.)
Reading and Language Arts Subtest
Mathematics Subtest
(Calculator allowed.)
Social Studies Subtest
Science Subtest
(Calculator allowed.)

5031

 

5032
5033

5034
5035

n/a

 

n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a

*

 

165
164

155
159

* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (PreK–2) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 n/a 146
English as a Second Language (PreK–2) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 146

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (1–6) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.)
Reading and Language Arts Subtest
Mathematics Subtest
(Calculator allowed.)
Social Studies Subtest
Science Subtest
(Calculator allowed.)

5031

 

5032
5033

5034
5035

n/a

 

n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a

*

 

165
164

155
159

* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (1–6) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 n/a 146
English as a Second Language Education (1–6) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 146

Middle Grades Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Middle Grades Content Areas – Required for Stand Alone Certificate Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (5–8) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 n/a 146
English – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5049 0049 165
English as a Second Language (5–8) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 146
Mathematics – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School Mathematics(Calculator allowed.) n/a 0069 158
Science – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School Science n/a 0439 154
Social Studies – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 160
World Language – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Select the appropriate language test(s):
French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Latin n/a 0601 161
Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score

All Secondary Education Content Areas

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

Agriculture (7–12)

Agriculture

n/a

0700

520

Bilingual and Dual Language Education (7–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)

5361

n/a

146

Biology (7–12)

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

0235

157

Business Education (7–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.)

5101

0101

167

Chemistry (7–12)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

0245

156

English (7–12)

English Language, Literature and Composition: Content and Analysis

5044

0044

166

English as a Second Language (7–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5361

n/a

146

General Science (7–12)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

0435

153

Mathematics (7–12)

Mathematics: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.)

5061

0061

142

Physics (7–12)

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

0265

146

Social Studies (7–12)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

0081

162

World Language (7–12)

Select the appropriate language test(s):

 

 

 

French: World Language

5174

n/a

162

German: World Language

5183

n/a

163

Latin

n/a

0601

161

Spanish: World Language

5195

n/a

168

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score

All Grades Education All Content Areas

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

0622

160

or

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

Art (PreK–12)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

0134

158

Bilingual and Dual Language Education
(PreK–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)

5361

n/a

146

English as a Second Language (PreK–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5361

n/a

146

Family and Consumer Science (PreK–12)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5121

0121

162

Health (PreK–12)

Health Education

5551

n/a

162

Library Media (PreK–12)

Library Media Specialist

5311

0311

162

Music (PreK–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

n/a

160

Physical Education (PreK–12)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

0091

154

Technology Education (PreK–12)

Technology Education

50511

n/a

166

Theatre (PreK–12)

Theatre

n/a

0641

159

1 Available beginning July 2014.

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score

Blind or Visually Impaired (PreK–12)

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

n/a

163

and

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

0622

160

or

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PreK–12)

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

n/a

160

and

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

0622

160

or

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth–2)

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

56911

n/a

159

Elementary/Middle Special Education (K–8)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

0543

164

and

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

0622

160

Middle/Secondary Special Education (7–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

0543

164

and

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

Severe Intellectual Disability (PreK–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

0545

164

and

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

0622

160

or

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

1 Available beginning July 2014.

Administrators

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Building Level Administrator (PreK–12) School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)
6011 n/a 166
Superintendent of Schools School Superintendent Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)
6021 n/a 160

Support Professionals

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score

English as a Second Language Specialist  (PreK–12)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

0622

160

or

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

0624

157

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

5301

n/a

164

School Counselor

Professional School Counselor

5421

0421

156

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

n/a

0401

165

Speech and Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathology

5330

0330

600

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

Please refer to the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website for the most current information.

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