The Praxis® testing year runs from September to August. Each year in mid-July, ETS updates the Praxis website to reflect changes for the upcoming testing year. These updates encompass every area of the website, including the state requirement pages.
In order to ensure that all requirements are accurate on the website when registration for the new testing year opens in mid-July, states and organizations are asked to submit any test requirement changes to ETS in May for the upcoming testing year. For example, changes going into effect for the 2016–2017 testing year must be submitted to ETS by Monday, May 23, 2016. These changes would then be applied to the Praxis state pages for publication in mid-July so that teacher candidates may view current state testing requirements, and register and prepare for the tests. View state requirements.
Some annual changes do not require any action on the part of state agencies, such as tests moving to a new score scale or existing titles being offered in a computer-delivered format. These changes are made automatically unless ETS is instructed otherwise.
For regenerated tests that require a standard-setting study, adoption and drop paperwork is required to transition from the old test to the new test. All paperwork should be to be submitted to ETS by the end of May for the upcoming testing year.
If you have questions about the annual change process, contact your Client Relations Director at PraxisClientRelations@ets.org.
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