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.
- Praxis® Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments
These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, with a focus on specialized content knowledge used in K–12 teaching. See Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments flyer.
State Testing 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. If your institution would like to use a Praxis test that has not been approved by your state, contact the Praxis program for further information.
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