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Kentucky

Kentucky 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).
 

Tests are given by appointment. Find test centers near you. Not all tests are offered continuously. Please plan ahead.

Score reporting

  • If you test in Kentucky at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Kentucky, your score report will be sent automatically to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.
  • If you test outside Kentucky or your Praxis profile address is not in Kentucky, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. To have your scores sent to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, you must select the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (state code 7283) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (state code 7283) with each additional score report request.

Educator Preparation Entry Assessment

Passing scores on the prior version of the Core Academic Skills for Educators (5712, 5722, 5732) will be accepted as long as the tests were taken on or before August 31, 2020.
 

To Be Certified in


Entrance into an Educator Preparation Program

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

150

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).


GRE® General Test

In lieu of the Core Academic Skills for Educators exams, the educator preparation provider (EPP) may allow one of the GRE® tests listed below for admission to an initial certification program at the graduate level. Candidates should check with the EPP regarding admissions policies (16 KAR 5:020. Standards for admission to educator preparation (PDF)).

The applicant is responsible for providing official GRE test scores to the EPP.

  • Verbal Reasoning: 150
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 143
  • Analytical Writing: 4.0

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in


Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (B–P)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

5023

166

To Be Certified in


Elementary Education (P–5)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

¹

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

1 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

   

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

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

Middle School: English and Communications

Middle School English Language Arts

and

5047

164

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

Middle School: Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

and

5164

157

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

Middle School: Science

Middle School Science

and

5442

152

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

Middle School: Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

and

5089

149

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

All grades

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

Arabic (P–12)

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

160

Chinese (P–12)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

and 

5665

164

 

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

160

French (P–12)

French: World Language

and ____________________

5174

162

 

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

160

German (P–12)

German: World Language

and

5183

163

 

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

160

Japanese (P–12)

Japanese: World Language

and

5661

156

 

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

160

Latin (P–12)

Latin

and 

5601

166

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

 

or 

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

160

Russian (P–12)

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

160

Spanish (P–12)

Spanish: World Language

and 

5195

168

 

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

160

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

Art (P–12)

Art: Content and Analysis

and ____________________

5135

161

 

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

160

Health (P–12)

See option for certification in BOTH Health & Physical Education below.

Health Education

and  ____________________

5551

155

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

160

Instrumental Music
(P–12)

Music: Instrumental and General Knowledge

and ____________________

5115

150

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

5623

160

 

or

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

160

Integrated Music
(P–12)

Music: Content and Instruction

and ____________________

5114

162

 

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

160

Physical Education (P–12)

See option for certification in BOTH Health & Physical Education below.

Physical Education: Content and Design

and ____________________

5095

169

 

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

160

School Media Librarian (P–12)

Library Media Specialist

and ____________________

5311

156

 

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

160

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

5402

147

Option for Health (P–12) and Physical Education (P–12) 

 

Note: Test 5857 is an option ONLY for individuals seeking certification in BOTH Health and Physical Education simultaneously.

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge

and ____________________

5857

160

 

Physical Education: Content and Design

and ____________________

5095

169

 

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

160

Vocal Music (P–12)

Music: Vocal and General Knowledge

and

5116

153

 

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

160

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

Communication Disorders (P–12)

These tests are not for SLPA educator certification.

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162

Hearing Impaired (P–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Hearing Impaired with Sign Proficiency (P–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

and

5272

160

 

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

158

 

For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010 (PDF).

Moderate and Severe Disabilities (P–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications

5545

158

 

For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010 (PDF).

Visually Impaired (P–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

151

 

Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

5282

163

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

Agriculture (5–12)

Agriculture

and ____________________

5701

147

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

160

Business and Marketing Education (5–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

and ____________________

5101

154

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

160

Engineering and Technology (5–12)

Technology Education

and ____________________

5051

159

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

160

Family and Consumer Sciences (5–12)

Family and Consumer Sciences

and ____________________

5122

153

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9

or

5623

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

160

Industrial Education (5–12)

See 16 KAR 6:020 (PDF). Contact Angie Fisher at the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of College and Career Readiness.

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

American Sign Language (P–12)

ASL Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

English as a Second Language (P–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Gifted (P–12)

Gifted Education

5358

157

Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

158

 

For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010 (PDF).

Literacy Specialist (P–12)

Reading Specialist

5302

165

Reading (P–12)

Teaching Reading: K–12

5206

156


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

Note: A passing score on a test established at the time of administration shall be valid for the purpose of applying for certification for 5 years from the test administration date. 16 KAR 6:010 (PDF).


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