Vermont

Vermont Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to 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 the Praxis™ tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

For information on becoming highly qualified, visit the Vermont Department of Education website.

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).

If you test in Vermont, your score report will be sent automatically to the Vermont Department of Education. If you test outside of Vermont, select the Vermont Department of Education (state code 8410) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Exemption from taking Praxis I®, Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) and Praxis II® tests

  • candidates who qualify for a Level II license and who have at least three years employment experience within the past seven years as a licensed educator in the endorsement area being sought
  • candidates who otherwise qualify for licensure or endorsement and who have achieved National Board Certification in the comparable endorsement area

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.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

All candidates who are seeking initial licensure in Vermont and are not exempt are required to meet passing scores established by the Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators (VSBPE) on all three Core tests. Candidates who began the Praxis I series prior to August 31, 2013, will have until August 31, 2014, to complete the series. If you do not complete it by that date, you will be required to take all three new Core tests.

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading 5710 0710 177
and
Praxis I Writing 5720 0720 174
and
Praxis I Mathematics 5730 0730 175
Composite Score 526. Note: Applicants may meet the testing requirement by submitting either individual qualifying scores or a composite score that is at or above the state qualifying score.

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).
or
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 150
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Elementary Education

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 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.

Middle Grades (5–9)

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle Grades — English Language Arts Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
Middle Grades — Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
Middle Grades — Science Middle School Science n/a 0439 157
Middle Grades — Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 165

Secondary Education (7–12)

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 157
or
General Science: Content Essays n/a 0433 145
and
1 subject-specific science test below:
Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 151
or
Biology: Content Essays n/a 0233 150
Chemistry General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 157
or
General Science: Content Essays n/a 0433 145
and
1 subject-specific science test below:
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 160
or
Chemistry: Content Essays n/a 0242 150
Earth Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 157
or
General Science: Content Essays n/a 0433 145
and
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 158
English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 n/a 168
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
or
Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and Problems, Part 1 (Graphing calculator required.) n/a 0063 154
Physics General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 157
or
General Science: Content Essays n/a 0433 145
and
1 subject-specific science test below:
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 140
or
Physics: Content Essays n/a 0262 150
Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 0086 153

All Grades (PK–6, 7–12 or PK–12)

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content and Analysis n/a 0135 161
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 149
Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a 162
Physical Education Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 0095 169
Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 n/a 164

Modern and Classical Languages (PK–6, 7–12 or PK–12)

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Latin Latin n/a 0601 147
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168

Instructional Support Personnel (PK–12)

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5342 0342 170
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 165
Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.

 

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