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Connecticut

Connecticut 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 Connecticut at a test center or at home and your Praxis profile address is in Connecticut, your score report will be sent automatically to the Connecticut State Department of Education. However, please note that the score may not be accepted unless your correct Social Security number appears on the score report.
  • If you test outside Connecticut or your Praxis profile address is not in Connecticut, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Connecticut State Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Connecticut State Department of Education, you must select the Connecticut State Department of Education (state code 7050) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Connecticut State Department of Education (state code 7050) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for program entry

Beginning teachers in all content areas must take all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests or one of the other State Board-approved tests (SAT®, ACT®, GRE® General Test) to be admitted to an educator preparation program.

If you need to take the Core tests to meet requirements set by your Educational Preparation Program (EPP), please follow the steps outlined below to register:

  • Log into your Praxis account
  • Select the "Register for a Praxis test link"
  • Select the "I Agree" button
  • Select the "Continue" button after confirming your personal information
  • Select the "EPP Test Requirements" button to view a full list of Praxis tests. The Core Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Combined tests will be available in this list.

The previous versions of the Core tests (5712, 5722, 5732) will also be accepted.
 

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas

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 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 Score requirements are set by the individual educator preparation programs. Please contact your college or university regarding the required passing scores for the Praxis Core tests.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (Endorsement Code #305)

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

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.

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

Middle Grades: English Language Arts (Endorsement Code #215)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle Grades: Mathematics (Endorsement Code #229)

Middle School Mathematics 
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)

5164

157

Middle Grades: Science (Endorsement Codes #230–235)

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle Grades: Social Studies (Endorsement Code #226)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

160

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

ASL Instructor

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

Biology (Endorsement Code #030)

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

152

Chemistry (Endorsement Code #031)

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

151

Earth Science (Endorsement Code #033)

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

157

English (Endorsement Code #015)

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

General Science (Endorsement Code #034)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

157

Mathematics (Endorsement Code #029)

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)

5165

159

Physics (Endorsement Code #032)

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

141

Social Studies (Endorsement Code #026)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

162

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

Art Education (Endorsement Code #042)

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

Computer Science (Endorsement Code #110)

Computer Science

5652

149

Health (Endorsement Code #043)

Health Education

5551

164

Music (Endorsement Code #049)

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Physical Education (Endorsement Code #044)

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Endorsement Code #111)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score
Comprehensive Special Education (Endorsement Code #165)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

158

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score
Intermediate Administration or Supervision (Endorsement #092)

Connecticut Administrator Test

(Must use SLS website to register.)

6412

146

To Be Certified in... You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

Business Education Grades 7–12 (Endorsement Code #010)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Home Economics Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #045)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Technology Education Grades PK–12 (Endorsement Code #047)

Technology Education

5051

159


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


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