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Kansas

Kansas 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).
 

Kansas requires a passing score from one of the four Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) assessments and the appropriate content assessment(s) for the initial educator license. You should choose the most appropriate PLT test for your level of licensure or level of specialization.

For information on becoming highly qualified, visit the Kansas Department of Education site.

Adding a new licensure endorsement requires a passing score on the appropriate content assessment.

Score reporting

  • If you test in Kansas at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Kansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Kansas Department of Education. You may select up to three recipients at no charge during registration or purchase additional score reports after you test.
  • If you test outside Kansas or your Praxis profile address is not in Kansas, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Kansas Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Kansas Department of Education, you must select the Kansas Department of Education (state code 7270) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Kansas Department of Education (state code 7270) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for all licensure areas

All candidates for an initial teaching license are required to take one of the four Principles of Learning and Teaching tests.
 

Tests required for specific licensure areas

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

Early Childhood Unified, Birth–Kindergarten

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

166

Early Childhood Unified, Birth–Grade 3

Education of Young Children

and_________________________

5024

160

 

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

or

5691

159

  Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention 5692 159

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

Elementary

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching
(On–screen four-function calculator provided)

7811

1

 

Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest

7812

159

 

Mathematics CKT Subtest

(On–screen four-function calculator provided)

7813

147

 

Science CKT Subtest

7814

150

 

Social Studies CKT Subtest

7815

157

  1 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Elementary Unified

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching

(On–screen four-function calculator provided)

7811

2

 

Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest

7812

159

 

Mathematics CKT Subtest

(On–screen four-function calculator provided)

7813

147

 

Science CKT Subtest

7814

150

 

Social Studies CKT Subtest

7815

157

  2 To pass the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (7812, 7813, 7814, 7815) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (7811) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
 

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

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

English Language Arts 5–8

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

158

History Comprehensive 5–8

Middle School Social Studies

5089

155

Mathematics 5–8

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Science 5–8

Middle School Science

5442

152

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

Agriculture

Agriculture

5701

147

Biology

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Biology: Content Knowledge

or

5235

150

  Biology 5236 154

Business Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

150

Chemistry

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

or

5245

152

  Chemistry 5246 146

Communication Technology

Technology Education

5051

160

Earth and Space Science

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

or

5571

150

  Earth and Space Sciences 5572 154

English Language Arts 6–12

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

162

Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

History and Government 6–12

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

158

Journalism

Journalism

5224

153

Mathematics 6–12

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physics

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Physics: Content Knowledge

or

5265

141

  Physics 5266 145

Power, Energy, Transportation Technology

Technology Education

5051

160

Production Technology

Technology Education

5051

160

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Speech/Theatre

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

148

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

160

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

Art (PreK–12)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

160

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

French

French: World Language

5174

159

German

German: World Language

5183

160

Health

Health Education

5551

153

Japanese

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

Latin

Latin

5601

155

Music: General

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

152

Music: Instrumental

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

152

Music: Vocal

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

152

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

148

Russian Russian: World Language 5671 130

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

165

To Be Certified in


English for Speakers of Other Languages

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

149

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

Building Leadership

School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

District Leadership

School Superintendent Assessment
(Must user SLS website to register.)

6991

162

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

Gifted

Gifted Education

5358

157

High Incidence Special Education (Adaptive Special Education)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

155

Low Incidence Special Education (Functional Special Education)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

155

Teachers of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

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

Library Media Specialist

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Library Media Specialist

or

5311

153

  School Librarian 5312 154

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

5302

165

School Counselor

Accepted through August 31, 2023

Professional School Counselor

or

5421

156

  School Counselor 5422 156

School Psychologist

Accepted through August 31, 2023

School Psychologist

or

5402

147

  School Psychologist 5403 147


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).


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