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Mississippi Highly Qualified Status

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that all Mississippi teachers be highly qualified and fully certified for all core subject areas in which they teach. For more information on highly qualified status in Mississippi, please visit Mississippi's Educator Licensure, Highly Qualified Teacher page.

The test below is an option for Special Education teachers who need to demonstrate Highly Qualified Status.

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 Mississippi at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Mississippi, your score report will be sent automatically to the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Mississippi or your Praxis profile address is not in Mississippi, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Mississippi Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Mississippi Department of Education, you must select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) with each additional score report request.

To be Highly Qualified in

Special Education K–12


You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)



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

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