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 Agency of Education website.

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 Agency of Education. If you test outside of Vermont, select the Vermont Agency 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

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 Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading Required through 8/31/2014. 5710 177
and
Praxis I Writing Required through 8/31/2014. 5720 174
and
Praxis I Mathematics Required through 8/31/2014. 5730 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 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 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

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.) Available through 8/31/2015. 5031 1
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 159
1 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.
or
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) Beginning 9/1/2014. 5001 2
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159
2 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Middle Grades (5–9)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Middle Grades — English Language Arts Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle Grades — Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle Grades — Science Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle Grades — Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 165

Secondary Education (7–12)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Biology General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 157
and
Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 151
Chemistry General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 157
and
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 160
Earth Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 157
and
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 158
English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Physics General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 157
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 140
Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation 5086 153

All Grades (PK–6, 7–12 or PK–12)

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content and Analysis 5135* 161
English as a Second Language English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 149
Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 162
Physical Education Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 169
Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 164

*Available beginning October 2014.

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

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To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
American Sign Language Assessment of Signed Communication – American Sign Language 0632 3
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 164
French French: World Language 5174 162
German German: World Language 5183 163
Latin Latin 5601* 147
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168

* Available beginning October 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel (PK–12)

praxis testing for Vermont
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Audiology Audiology 5342 170
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147
Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology Required through 8/31/2014. 5330 600
Speech-Language Pathology Required beginning 9/1/2014. 5331 162

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

 

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