ETS Recognition of Excellence Award

The ETS Recognition of Excellence (ROE) Award honors test takers who achieve exceptional individual performance on selected Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests). It is awarded to test takers who meet or exceed the ROE target score determined by the top 15 percent of candidates who took the test in previous years.

The ROE Award is an incentive to encourage the development of highly qualified teachers and should not be used as a criterion for making decisions about state licensure, hiring or promotions.

If your score is eligible for the ROE, you will automatically receive a certificate from ETS, and the award will be noted on all your score reports.

There are five Praxis Subject Assessments tests for which you can earn an ROE. Tests and their associated target scaled scores are as follows:

Test Name (Test Code) ROE Qualifying Score
Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) 179
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) 184
General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) 185
Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) 177
Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) 184

Note: If you earned an ROE score on tests administered within the past 10 years and would like to receive an ROE certificate, download and complete the Recognition of Excellence Request Form. ROE certificates can only be issued for scores earned within the last 10 years. Test takers who take the ROE-eligible Praxis Subject Assessments will automatically receive their certificates and do not have to submit the form.

See also:


Praxis Test Takers

Ready to take a
Praxis® Test?

Register Now >

Praxis Test Preparation

Prepare for your test with interactive practice tests, official study guides, an online tutorial and more. Get yours today.