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Ohio Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and to see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

Find information on becoming highly qualified in Ohio.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

  • If you test in Ohio at a testing center or using the Praxis at home solution, and your Praxis profile address is in Ohio, your score report will be sent automatically to the Ohio Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Ohio or your Praxis profile address is not in Ohio, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Ohio Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Ohio Department of Education, you must select the Ohio Department of Education (state code 7945) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Ohio Department of Education (state code 7945) with each additional score report request.

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Professional Pupil Services

Praxis testing for Ohio
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
School Audiologist Audiology 5342 *
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 *
School Speech Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

Associate

praxis testing for Ohio
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Educational Para-professional No Praxis subject test required. School Districts may opt to use the Praxis ParaPro Assessment.*

* For the ParaPro Assessment, the State of Ohio has set a suggested qualifying score of 456. Contact your local school district to decide whether this assessment is required and if the state qualifying score is used.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

The Ohio State Board of Education has adopted the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary Education test for Ohio teachers or teacher candidates choosing the testing option within the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

praxis testing for Ohio
To Meet the Testing Option You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Third Grade Reading Guarantee Accepted beginning September 1, 2021
Teaching Reading: Elementary
5205 *
Accepted through August 31, 2021
Teaching Reading: Elementary Education
5203 *

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.

For additional information, visit the Ohio Department of Education.

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