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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Test Requirements

You should consult with the educator preparation program you are attending to determine if taking any of the standardized tests listed below is required for program admission or completion.

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).
 

Candidates should consult with the educator preparation program they are attending to determine if taking the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests are required for admission or program completion.

Wisconsin education preparation programs may continue to accept passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, Reading (5712), Writing (5722) and Mathematics (5732) through August 31, 2024.
 

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

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

156

 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

 

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

150

 

If you wish to take all three 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 approved for specific licensure areas

To Be Certified in  You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Birth-3

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5018

157

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary and Middle School K-9

Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5146

146

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

Computer Science 4–12

Computer Science

5652

149

English Language Arts 4–12

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Mathematics 4–12

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Science 4–12

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

154

Social Studies 4–12

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

153

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

Agriculture Education

Agriculture

5701

147

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

Business Education

Business Education: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

English as a Second Language

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

149

Family and Consumer Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Health

Health Education

5551

151

Marketing Education

Marketing Education

5561

153

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

150

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

150

Speech and Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

5331

162

Technology Education

Technology Education

5051

159

Theatre

Theatre

5641

157

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

Blind and Visual Impairment

Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5146

146

Cross Categorical Special Education PreK–12

Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5146

146

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Middle School: Content Knowledge
(Calculator allowed)

5146

146

Early Childhood Special Education

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5018

157

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

School Counselor

Professional School Counselor

5421

156

School Psychologist

School Psychologist

5402

147

Tests approved for educators adding a middle and high school license based on a content test

Prior to taking any test, teachers seeking an additional license via the content test pathway should review the Additional Subject Area Certification section of the Educator Licensing website or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine eligibility.
 

To Add On a License in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Biology

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

152

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

152

Computer Science

Computer Science

5652

149

Earth and Space Science

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

152

Economics

Economics

5911

150

English

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

Environmental Studies

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

152

Geography

Geography

5921

153

History

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

150

Life and Environmental

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

152

Mathematics

Mathematics
(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165

159

Physics

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

141

Political Science

Government/Political Science

5931

149

Psychology

Psychology

5391

154

Sociology

Sociology

5952

154

Speech Communications

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

150

Prior to taking any test, teachers seeking an additional license via the content test pathway should review the Additional Subject Area Certification section of the Educator Licensing website or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine eligibility.

Prior to taking any test, teachers seeking an additional license via the content test pathway should review the Additional Subject Area Certification section of the Educator Licensing website or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine eligibility.


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


#Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction