About The Praxis Series® Tests

The Praxis Series® tests measure teacher candidates' knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests
    These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information for test takers.
  • Praxis II® Subject Assessments
    These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that K–12 educators need for beginning teaching. See Praxis II information for test takers.

State Test Requirements

Each state and licensing organization determines its own certification and Praxis passing score requirements. For more information about certification requirements, visit the state requirements section or select a state from the left menu.

Supporting Your Candidates

ETS is committed to helping your candidates do their best on the Praxis tests by offering a variety of test preparation materials. ETS offers both free and affordably priced resources to help candidates study effectively and reduce anxiety. For more information for test takers, visit Preparation Materials.

ETS offers testing accommodations for test takers who meet the disability requirements of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Amendments Act. For more information for test takers, visit Disability Accommodations.

Supporting Your Institutions of Higher Education

The Praxis tests are used by many states to measure teacher candidates' knowledge and skills as part of the teacher licensure and certification process. ETS offers a variety of test preparation resources and workshops for candidates and faculty. For more information, visit The Praxis Series for Institutions.

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