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The Praxis® Tests

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Vermont

Vermont 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 Vermont at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Vermont, your score report will be sent automatically to the Vermont Agency of Education.
  • If you test outside Vermont or your Praxis profile address is not in Vermont, your scores are not automatically sent to the Vermont Agency of Education. To have your scores sent to the Vermont Agency of Education, you must select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Vermont Agency of Education (state code 8410) with each additional score report request.

Exemption from taking Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) and Praxis Subject Assessments

  • candidates who qualify for a Level II license and who have at least 3 years employment experience within the past 7 years as a licensed educator in the endorsement area being sought
  • candidates who otherwise qualify for licensure or endorsement and who have achieved National Board Certification in the comparable endorsement area

Tests required for all licensure areas

All candidates who are seeking initial licensure in Vermont and are not exempt are required to meet passing scores established by the Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators (VSBPE) on all three Core tests.
 

To Be Certified in...


All Areas

 

You Need to Take... Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four function calculator provided)

5733

146

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).

Tests required for specific licensure areas

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

Birth to Grade 3

Early Childhood Education

5025

156

PK to Grade 3

Early Childhood Education

5025

156

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

Elementary Education

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5001

1

 

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5002

157

 

Mathematics Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5003

157

 

Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

 

Science Subtest

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5005

159

  1 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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

Middle Grades — English Language Arts

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

Middle Grades — Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164

157

Middle Grades — Science

Middle School Science

5442

152

Middle Grades — Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

5089

165

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

Biology

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

157

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

and

5436

141

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

151

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Biology

5236

154

Chemistry

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

157

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

and

5436

141

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

160

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Chemistry

5246

146

Earth Science

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

157

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

and

5436

141

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

158

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Earth and Space Sciences

5572

154

English

English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

5039

168

Mathematics

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physics

Accepted through August 31, 2022

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

157

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

General Science

and

5436

141

 

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

140

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Physics

5266

145

Social Studies

Social Studies: Content and Interpretation

5086

153

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

Art

Art: Content and Analysis

5135

161

English Language Learner

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

Health Education

Health Education

5551

163

Music

Music: Content and Instruction

5114

162

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content and Design

5095

169

The Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) test is only required for individuals working under a provisional license issued in accordance with the 2021 Temporary VSBPE Waiver for Provisional Licensure for ECSE/K-21 Special Educators. This test is not required for any other candidate seeking Special Educator licensure through a traditional college preparation program, other approved licensure program, out-of-state educators moving to Vermont or licensed educators in Vermont seeking to add the Special Educator endorsement. If you are unsure if you are required to take this test, please verify with your employer or the Vermont Agency of Education before registering for it.

The Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) test is only required for individuals working under a provisional license issued in accordance with the 2021 Temporary VSBPE Waiver for Provisional Licensure for ECSE/K-21 Special Educators. This test is not required for any other candidate seeking Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE) licensure through a traditional college preparation program, other approved licensure program, out-of-state educators moving to Vermont or licensed educators in Vermont seeking to add the ECSE endorsement. If you are unsure if you are required to take this test, please verify with your employer or the Vermont Agency of Education prior to registering for it.

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

American Sign Language

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview

0634

3+ (170)

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin): World Language

5665

164

French

French: World Language

5174

162

German

German: World Language

5183

163

Japanese

Japanese: World Language

5661

156

Latin

Latin

5601

147

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

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

Assistant Director for Adult Education

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS Page to register.)

6990

151

Career Technical Director

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS Page to register.)

6990

151

Curriculum Director

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS Page to register.)

6990

151

Director of Special Education

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS Page to register.)

6990

151

Principal

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS Page to register.)

6990

151

Superintendent

School Leaders Licensure Assessment

(Must use SLS Page to register.)

6990

151

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

School Psychologist

Accepted through August 31, 2022

School Psychologist

5402

147

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

School Psychologist

5403

155


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


Vermont Agency of Education