Praxis® Registration is now open for 2015–2016
The 2015–2016 information is now available so test takers can begin planning for the new year. Additional information includes new testing windows, test centers, new tests, test codes and test preparation.
Score Reporting Reminder
A test taker may designate up to four score recipients as part of their initial registration. Candidates should be encouraged to use their four free score reports at registration as they cannot "bank" any score reports not sent. After registration, candidates may send additional score reports for $50 each. To help guide your teacher candidates, discuss if they intend to apply for licensure in the state in which they are testing, and if that state is an Automatic Reporting State.
Testing in Automatic Reporting State: If the state in which the test takerplans to test is an automatic reporting state, the test taker will not need to designate that state as a score recipient as the state will automatically receive the test taker scores.
Automatic Reporting States include: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Testing in Non-automatic Reporting State: If the state in which the test taker is testing is not an automatic reporting state and the test taker plans to apply to the state for licensure, then the test taker will need to designate the state as a score recipient during registration. Candidates attending programs in an automatic reporting state but testing across a state's border would not have their scores automatically sent to the state where they are receiving their training and should designate that state as a score recipient if they are planning to teach there. For example, a candidate is receiving their training in Kentucky but tests in West Virginia. The candidate should designate Kentucky as a score recipient if they were planning on teaching in Kentucky, as the scores for that candidate would automatically be sent to West Virginia and not Kentucky.
Candidates are informed of any free score recipients when registering for their tests based on where they choose to test and should pay close attention to ensure that the proper state is receiving their scores.
Further information on score recipients can be found at Praxis Scores Overview or in the Praxis® Bulletin (PDF).
For purposes of admission to the teacher education program, test scores are valid for up to 6 years from the date the test was taken. Any ACT, PPST or Core test scores more than 6 years old will not be accepted. A waiver request regarding test recency may be submitted for review. KSDE will accept old assessments for up to 6 years after the beginning date of a new assessment as long as the old assessment was taken and passed prior to the beginning date of the new assessment.
Passing score on the Reading, Writing and Math sections of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Core (CASE-Core Academic Skills for Educators) are required for admission to the Teacher Education program if the individual score on the ACT corresponding section is less than 22. If a person has a bachelor's degree or higher, they are exempt from the PPST or Core test. The test is taken computer based through the Kelly Center on campus or at other sites. Register for a test online at www.ets.org and look for PRAXIS tests.
A subject area assessment is required for each teaching endorsement as well as one Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test. To register for these tests and to get additional information regarding test dates and locations, go to www.ets.org and look for PRAXIS II tests.
- Licensure Test Requirements
- Frequently asked Questions
Study Assistance for Praxis Tests
If you have taken the PLT test or Subject Area Assessment test and failed it multiple times (3 or more times), you may contact Susan Helbert at KSDE to request ETS to create a targeted study plan for you.
email@example.com or 785-296-2289
New Interactive Practice Tests Available
Eight new Interactive Practices Tests (IPTs) are now available and can
be purchased from the ETS Store at $19.95 per 90-day subscription.
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235)
- Early Childhood Education (5025)
- Gifted Education (5358)
- Psychology (5391)
- Sociology (5952)
- Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (5543)
- Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications (5545)
- Special Education: Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities (5322)
IPTs are a valuable complementary offering to the free Study
Companions and allow candidates to practice with a single full-length
practice test — designed to simulate the timed testing experience.
Provided below are some resources to assist in passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test.
Admission to teacher education is not based solely on the above criteria. Other factors such as a history of repeating course(s), dispositions, etc. will also be considered.