About The Praxis Series® Tests

The Praxis Series® tests measure test takers' 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® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests)
    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 Subject Assessments 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 Test Takers

ETS is committed to helping your test takers 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 test takers 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 test takers' knowledge and skills as part of the teacher licensure and certification process. ETS offers a variety of test preparation resources and workshops for test takers and faculty. For more information, visit The Praxis Series® for Institutions.

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