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.

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).

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood (PreK–2) Option 1
Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 170
and
Education of Young Children 5021 174
or
Option 2
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 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

*

 

165
164

155
159

* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (PreK–2) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 146
English as a Second Language (PreK–2) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 146

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (1–6) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 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

*

 

165
164

155
159

* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. Beginning in September, you are no longer required to take the full test on your first attempt. If you wish to take all four subtests (5032, 5033, 5034, 5035) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (1–6) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 146
English as a Second Language Education (1–6) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 146

Middle Grades Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Middle Grades Content Areas – Required for Stand Alone Certificate Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (5–8) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 146
English – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School English Language Arts Through August 31, 2014. 5049 165
or
Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
English as a Second Language (5–8) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 146
Mathematics – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School Mathematics(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Science – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School Science 5440 150
Social Studies – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 160
World Language – Elementary Extension and Stand Alone (5–8) Select the appropriate language test(s):
French: World Language 5174 162
German: World Language 5183 163
Latin 5601* 161
Spanish: World Language 5195 168

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Secondary Education Content Areas Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Agriculture (7–12) Agriculture 5701 147
Bilingual and Dual Language Education (7–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361

146

Biology (7–12) Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 157
Business Education (7–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 167
Chemistry (7–12) Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 156
English (7–12) English Language, Literature and Composition: Content and Analysis Through August 31, 2014. 5044 166
or
English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
English as a Second Language (7–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 146
General Science (7–12) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 153
Mathematics (7–12) Mathematics: Content Knowledge(Graphing calculator required.) Through August 31, 2014. 5061 142
or
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Physics (7–12) Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 146
Social Studies (7–12) Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 162
World Language (7–12) Select the appropriate language test(s):
French: World Language 5174 162
German: World Language 5183 163
Latin 5601* 161
Spanish: World Language 5195 168

* Available beginning October 2014.

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Grades Education All Content Areas Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Art (PreK–12) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
Bilingual and Dual Language Education
(PreK–12)
English to Speakers of Other Languages
(Must also take applicable language test.)
5361 146
English as a Second Language (PreK–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 146
Family and Consumer Science (PreK–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 162
Health (PreK–12) Health Education 5551 162
Library Media (PreK–12) Library Media Specialist 5311 162
Music (PreK–12) Music: Content Knowledge 5113 160
Physical Education (PreK–12) Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 154
Technology Education (PreK–12) Technology Education 5051 166
Theatre (PreK–12) Theatre 5641* 159

*Available beginning October 2014.

Administrators

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

Support Professionals

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
English as a Second Language Specialist  (PreK–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 164
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147
Speech and Language Pathologist Speech-Language PathologyRequired through 8/31/2014. 5330 600
Speech-Language PathologyRequired beginning 9/1/2014. 5331 162

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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