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Arkansas

Arkansas Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. For test prep materials, click the test title. Once you know which tests you should take, schedule your test.

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
 

Score reporting

  • If you test in Arkansas at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Arkansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • If you test outside Arkansas or your Praxis profile address is not in Arkansas, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. To have your scores sent to the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, you must select the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (state code 7031) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (state code 7031) with each additional score report request.

Basic skills and pedagogy tests

Check with your educator preparation provider to determine what the qualifying score is for each assessment.
 

Core Academic Skills for Educators Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

1

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

1

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

1

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).


1 Check with your educator preparation provider for the required Qualifying Score.


2 Check with your educator preparation provider for the required Qualifying Score.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Age 3–4 Endorsement

Education of Young Children

5024

160

Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated B–K Endorsement

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

160

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (K–6)

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

*

 

Mathematics Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

157

 

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002

157

 

Science Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

159

 

Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

 

* 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.

 

and

 

For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017 or for those adding to a license by testing out after September 1, 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education web page.

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

First-Time Licensure

Middle School English (4–8)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle School Mathematics (4–8)

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

150

Middle School Science (4–8)

Middle School Science

5442

147

Middle School Social Studies (4–8)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

149

Endorsements Added to a Current License

Middle School English (4–8) Endorsement

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle School Mathematics (4–8) Endorsement

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

150

Middle School Science (4–8) Endorsement

Middle School Science

5442

147

Middle School Social Studies (4–8) Endorsement

Middle School Social Studies

5089

149

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Chemistry (7–12)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

150

Computer Science (4–12)

Computer Science

5652

142

Drama (7–12)

Theatre

5641

154

Driver Education (7–12) (added to a current license)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

or

5621

157

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Earth Science Endorsement (7–12)

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

145

English (7–12)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

162

Geometry (7–12)

Geometry

5163

139

Grade 5–6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

162

Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

152

Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Science

Biology: Content Knowledge

or

5235

142

 

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

150

 

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

135

Grade 5/6 Endorsement for Secondary Teachers: Social Studies

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

155

Journalism (7–12)

Journalism

5224

147

Life Science (7–12)

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

142

Mathematics (7–12)

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

152

Mathematics/
Physics (7–12)

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

152

 

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

135

Physical Science (7–12)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

150

 

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

135

Physics (7–12)

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

135

Social Studies (7–12)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

155

Speech (7–12)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

141

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Art (K–12)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Drama/Speech (K–12)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

and

5221

141

 

Theatre

5641

154

Music: Instrumental and Vocal (K–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

157

Music: Instrumental (K–12)

Music: Instrumental and General Knowledge

5115

145

Music: Vocal (K–12)

Music: Vocal and General Knowledge

5116

147

Physical Education and Health (K–12)

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5857

155

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

American Sign Language (K–12)

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

Chinese (Mandarin)(K–12)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

English as a Second Language (K–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

French (K–12)

French: World Language

5174

162

German (K–12)

German: World Language

5183

163

Japanese (K–12)

Japanese: World Language

5661

151

Latin (K–12)

Latin

5601

161

Russian (K–12)

Russian: World Language

5671

125

Spanish (K–12)

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Building Level Administrator

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

Curriculum/
Program Administrator

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

District Level Administrator

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6991

157

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

First-Time Licensure

Early Childhood/
Special Education Integrated (B–K)

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

160

Special Education (K–12)

For candidates currently in a program prior to Fall 2017.

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Special Education (K–12)

For candidates starting a program beginning Fall 2017.

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and

5511

148

 

For candidates starting a program beginning Fall 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education web page.

Endorsement Added to a Current License

Early Childhood Special Education (PreK)  Endorsement (added to a current special education license)

Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention

5692

153

Early Childhood/
Special Education
Integrated (B–K) Endorsement (added to a current license)

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

160

Gifted and Talented (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license)

Gifted Education

5358

155

Special Education (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license)

For candidates starting a program beginning Fall 2017.

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

and

5511

148

 

For candidates starting a program beginning fall 2017, this license requires a reading test. More information about this test is available on the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education web page.

Special Education: Hearing Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license)

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

and

5272

160

 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Special Education: Resource (K–6, 7–12) Endorsement (added to a current license)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Special Education: Visual Specialist Endorsement (added to a current license)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Agriculture Sciences and Technology (7–12)

Agriculture

5701

147

Business Technology (4–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Family Consumer Science (7–12)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Industrial Technology (7–12)

Technology Education

5051

159

Marketing Technology (7–12)

Marketing Education

5561

156

To Be Licensed in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Adult Education (Postsecondary)(Initial License)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5511

148

Adult Education (Postsecondary) (added to a current license)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5511

148

Coaching Endorsement (added to a current license)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

149

Dyslexia (K–12) (added to a current license)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

or

5621

157

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Educational Examiner (K–12) (added to a current license)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

or

5621

157

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Guidance/Counseling (K–12) (Initial License)

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

Guidance/Counseling (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license)

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

Instructional Facilitator (K–12) (added to a current license)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

or

5621

157

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Instructional Paraprofessional

ParaPro Assessment
(Must use the ParaPro website to register.)

1755

457

Library/Media Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license)

Library Media Specialist

5311

148

Reading Specialist (K–12) Endorsement (added to a current license)

Reading Specialist

5302

160

School Psychology Specialist (K–12)

School Psychologist

5402

147

Speech-Language Pathologist (K–12)

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162


TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin (PDF) and the ParaPro Assessment Information Bulletin (PDF).


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