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The Praxis® Tests

Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

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North Dakota

North Dakota 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).
 

Score reporting

  • If you test in North Dakota at a testing center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in North Dakota, your score report will be sent automatically to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board.
  • If you test outside North Dakota or your Praxis profile address is not in North Dakota, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board. To have your scores sent to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board, you must select the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (state code 7848) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (state code 7848) with each additional score report request.

Tests required for all licensure areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.
 

To Be Certified in...


All Areas

 

You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

1561

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

1601

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

5733

1501

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core 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).

1 Composite Score: 466
Note: North Dakota has instituted a composite score of 466. Beginning September 1, 2018, test takers must meet the composite score of 466 and meet a minimum score on each assessment.

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading — minimum score 149

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing — minimum score 153

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics — minimum score 143

All test takers who have passed the Praxis Core prior to September 1, 2018, will be considered "passed" and do not need to retake the test.

Tests required for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in


Early Childhood

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Early Childhood Education

and

5025

156

Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Early Childhood

5621

157

To Be Certified in


Elementary Education

 

All middle school licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 5–9 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.
 

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

All Middle School Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 5–9

5623

160

Middle School English

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle School Science

Middle School Science

5442

150

Middle School Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

5089

152

All secondary licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 7–12 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.
 

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

All Secondary 7–12 Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Agriculture

Agriculture

5701

147

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Biology

Accepted through August 31, 2022
Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

153

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Biology

or

5236

154

 

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

150

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

5436

141

Business Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Chemistry

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

147

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Chemistry

or

5246

146

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

150

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

5436

141

Composite Science

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

150

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

5436

141

Computer Science

Computer Science

5652

149

Drama

Theatre

5641

132

Earth Science

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

149

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Earth and Space Sciences

or

5572

154

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

150

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

5436

141

Economics

Economics

or

5911

150

 

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

153

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Geography

Geography

or

5921

140

 

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

153

Government/ Political Science

Government/Political Science

or

5931

149

 

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

153

Health Education

Health Education

5551

154

History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

or

5941

151

 

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

153

Marketing Education

Marketing Education

5561

155

Mathematics

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

149

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

143

Physics

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

132

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Physics

or

5266

145

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

150

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

5436

141

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

153

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

Speech Communication

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

150

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

150

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

English to Speakers of Other Languages

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Library Media Specialist

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Library Media Specialist

5311

156

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Librarian

5312

154

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

5302

164

All world language licenses require successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching 7–12 test in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.
 

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

All World Language Licenses

Principles of Learning and Teaching:
Grades 7–12

5624

157

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

French

French: World Language

5174

162

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Latin

Latin

5601

135

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

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

Core Knowledge and Applications

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

151

Early Childhood Special Education

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5691

159

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention

5692

159

Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

5272

160

Emotional Disturbances

Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbances

5372

154

Gifted and Talented Education

Gifted Education

5358

157

Intellectual Disabilities/
Developmental Disabilities

Special Education: Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities

5322

156

Learning Disabilities

Special Education: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

5383

151

Teaching 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

Audiology

Audiology

5343

162

School Counseling

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Counselor

5422

159

School Psychologist

Accepted through August 31, 2022

School Psychologist

5402

147

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Psychologist

5403

155

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162


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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