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Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs by providing accommodations that are reasonable and appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) disability requirements.

Learn more about the accommodations request process.

If you’d like to request accommodations other than those listed below when you submit your request, describe them in Part II of the Testing Accommodations Request Form in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs (PDF).
 

If you have a health-related need that requires you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room, or to take extra or extended breaks, follow the accommodations request procedures in the Bulletin Supplement.


The following accommodations are available for Praxis test takers:

  • extended testing time
  • additional rest breaks
  • separate testing room
  • writer/recorder of answers
  • test reader
  • sign language interpreter for spoken directions only
  • Perkins Brailler
  • braille slate and stylus
  • printed copy of spoken directions
  • oral interpreter
  • audio test
  • braille test
  • large print test book (14 pt.)
  • large print answer sheet
  • listening section omitted

Before you begin, review the following documents. You’ll need both to successfully request accommodations and register.

To request large-print versions of the Bulletin and Bulletin Supplement, contact ETS Disability Services.
 

When should I submit my request?

You must submit your requests and have your accommodations approved by ETS Disability Services before you can schedule your test. 

Submit your request as early as possible, especially if you’re requesting an alternate test format. Documentation review takes approximately 6 weeks once your request and complete paperwork have been received. If you have to submit additional documentation, it can be another 6 weeks from the time the new documentation is received until the review is complete.

When you’ve been approved, ETS will email instructions to you on how to register for your Praxis test. Please wait for your email approval before registering for your test.
 

How to apply

Due to limited staffing in our offices, please submit all Disability Accommodation requests and supporting documents electronically via your Praxis account to ensure that we’re able to receive your requests. During this time there may be additional delays in processing accommodation requests.


The easiest, most convenient way to submit your request is through your Praxis account. Simply log in to your account, select “Praxis Accommodation Status/New Request” on the home page and follow the instructions on the screen.

You can also email your request or send it by mail or courier service. For directions on how to do so, see the Bulletin Supplement.

If you’ve been approved for the accommodations listed below, you can register for and schedule your test online through your Praxis account. You don’t need to complete and submit the Test Authorization Voucher Request Form.

  • extended time
  • extended breaks
  • screen magnification
  • selectable foreground and background colors

If you’ve been approved for other accommodations, you’ll need to register by email or mail using the Test Authorization Voucher Request Form (PDF). See How to Register.

If you need to take a Praxis test outside the United States for employment, certification or entrance into a teacher education program in the United States, email us at praxis@ets.org. We’ll register you at the center nearest to you. There may not be a test center in your immediate vicinity, and in some cases, you may need to make long-distance travel arrangements to get to the nearest test center.

Retaking the same test

If you were previously approved for accommodations on a Praxis test, review the approval letter to determine if your accommodations approval has expired. If it hasn’t, you may re-register for the same test by following the directions in the letter.

If you need to re-register for a test with the same test name, but the test code has changed, contact ETS Disability Services for approval before registering for the test.
 

Taking a different test

If you’ve already been approved for accommodations on a Praxis test and want to use the same accommodations for a Praxis test with a different test name and test code, submit the following documents to ETS Disability Services for review and approval before registering for the test:


Contact ETS disability services

If after reviewing the above information, you have questions, please contact ETS Disability Services:

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
Email: For inquiries: stassd@ets.org
For sending forms and documents: disability.reg@ets.org
Phone: 1-609-771-7780
Toll-free Phone: 1-866-387-8602
for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories (includes American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada
Fax: 1-609-771-7165
Mail: ETS Disability Services; P.O. Box 6054; Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA


You can also find documentation guidelines and other important information on the ETS Disabilities and Health-related Needs website.