Oregon Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and 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.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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 Oregon, your score report will be sent automatically to the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. If you test outside of Oregon, select the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (state code 8700) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (Core). If you wish to take all three Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 150

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

Praxis testing for Oregon: Early Childhood Education
To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Intervention–Early Childhood Endorsement Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691* n/a 159

* Available beginning July 2014.

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Speech Communication Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 155

 

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Communication Disorders Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600
Hearing Impaired Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a 160
Visually Impaired Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a 163

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture Agriculture n/a 0900 590
Marketing Marketing Education n/a 0561 163
Technology Education Technology Education 5051* n/a 159

* Available beginning July 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 n/a 164
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 154

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis SeriesInformation Bulletin.

 

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