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What to Bring on Test Day

  • Admission ticket and photo ID (or any other required acceptable and valid identification)
  • Do NOT bring your own pencils or erasers. They will be supplied by the test center.
  • A calculator if allowed for your test (see Calculator Use)
  • Important: The Art: Content and Analysis test (5135) requires you to upload four digital images of your artwork to your Praxis® account. Print a copy of each image from your Praxis account and bring it with you on test day. It is extremely important that you bring the printout of all four digital reproductions of your work to the testing site. The image ID number appearing on the printouts is a critical part of the art-making responses. You will be asked to enter this image ID as the first line of your response when taking the test. You must upload these images no later than 3 days before test day. For example, the deadline to upload images for a Saturday appointment is Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET. For more information about the requirements for these images, please see the Study Companion.

No Personal Items

Please note the following restrictions on bringing personal items to the test center:

You may be asked to empty your pockets, raise your pant legs above your ankles, and/or pull up your sleeves above your wrists for visual inspection, and you may be scanned with a handheld metal detector wand. Such inspections are routine prior to each entry into the testing room. You may request that the inspections be performed by a staff member of the same gender and/or in an area sheltered from the view of other people. Test center staff will make every effort to accommodate such requests, but ETS cannot guarantee that all test centers will have the necessary staff and space available.

  • To ensure unauthorized aids are not brought into the testing room, additional visual inspections of clothing, footwear and ID documents may also be conducted. You may also be required to remove your eyeglasses for close visual inspection. These inspections will be done at check-in and upon return from breaks. Unless an inspection is required for use or possession of an unauthorized aid during the test session, removal of footwear is prohibited in the testing room.
  • Personal items other than ID documents are not allowed in the testing room. This includes any phones, tablets, wearable technology, electronic cigarettes, all watches and any other electronic, recording, listening, scanning or photographic devices. If you are seen using or accessing any of these electronic devices and/or transmitting data, including but not limited to text messaging, email and photographs, your device may be inspected and/or confiscated. You may not access your phone during the test or during breaks to check messages, make a call or to check the time.
  • Jewelry is prohibited, except for wedding and engagement rings. Do not wear other jewelry to the test center.
  • Clothing and other personal items that include, but are not limited to, hair accessories, neckties, bowties, hats, scarves, jackets and outerwear are subject to inspection by the test center administrator. Refrain from wearing such items as tie clips, cuff links, ornate clips, combs, barrettes, headbands and other hair accessories on test day, as you may be prohibited from wearing them in the testing room.
  • Before the test, you will receive instructions from test center staff regarding where to store personal items. You will not have access to your personal items during the test administration except for food, beverages and medication, which may be accessed during a break.
  • If you fail to follow the instructions of the test center staff, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded. Any violation of these procedures during the test or during breaks may result in dismissal from the test center and/or cancellation of your test scores.
  • Test centers and ETS assume no responsibility for personal items including watches, jewelry or devices that you choose to bring to the test center.
  • If you have health-related needs requiring you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to request accommodations in advance. Procedures for requesting accommodations are described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.
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