PRAXIS I – Pre-Professional Skills Assessment
What Are the Praxis I® Tests? Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST®) are designed to measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The reading,
writing, and mathematics assessments are available in two formats: paper-based or computer-based.
Who Takes the Tests And Why? Colleges and universities may use Praxis I: Pre-Professional
Skills Tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The
assessments are generally taken early in your college career.
PRAXIS II – Subject Assessment Tests
What Are PRAXIS II Tests? PRAXIS II: Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific
subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching
skills and knowledge. There are Subject Assessments, Principles of Learning and Teaching
(PLT) Tests and Teaching Foundations Tests.
Individuals entering the teaching profession take these tests as part of the teacher
licensing and certification process required by many states. A number of professional
associations and organizations require these tests as one criterion for professional
The PRAXIS II: Subject Assessments Include
- Subject Assessments. These assessments measure general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge.
They include both multiple-choice and constructed-response test items.
- Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests. These assessments measure your general pedagogical knowledge at four grade levels:
Early Childhood, K-6, 5-9, and 7-12. These tests use a case study approach and feature
constructed-response and multiple-choice items.
- Teaching Foundations Tests. These assessments measure pedagogy in five areas: multi-subject (elementary), English,
Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. These tests feature constructed-response
and multiple-choice items.
Registration forms and fees must be received by ETS prior to the deadline to avoid
- Stand-by testing is not available.
- New: ETS will no longer mail Student Score Reports. All PRAXIS results will be available
in the ETS Profile for 30 Days.
- Additional Score Reports must be purchased through ETS directly.
- Session I begins at 7:30 a.m.
- Session II begins at 10:45 a.m.
ETS Prohibits cell phones in test center buildings. If individuals bring cells phones
to the test center, the test supervisor must void the individual's exam. Please leave cell phones at home or in vehicle.
PRAXIS Study materials can be purchased through ETS. The College of Education has
some study materials available. To inquiry on availability, please visit the College
of Education Advising Center - http://www.semo.edu/eese/praxis2.htm
School Leadership Series
The School Leadership Series consists of two assessments: The School Superintendent
Assessment and the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.
What is the School Leadership Series (SLS)? The School Leadership Series consists
of two assessments: The School Superintendent Assessment and the School Leaders Licensure
Who should take the SLS assessments? School superintendents, principals, and other
school leaders take the assessments for licensure and professional development.
Registration for the PRAXIS II or School Leadership Series
Register online for Praxis paper-based tests for fastest and most convenient service.
Note: Online registration is not available for Praxis I computer-based tests, test takers with disabilities who require nonstandard testing
accommodations, test takers whose primary language is not English, Monday testing
or fee waivers.
- Registration is open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (EST) and Saturday, 7 a.m.
through Sunday, 8 p.m. (EST).
- You must pay by credit card (American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or Visa®)
or debit card.
- You will need a valid e-mail address, mailing address and phone number to register
online. Order confirmations and test admission tickets will be e-mailed to your e-mail
- You must know which test(s) you will need to take before you register online. Check the Praxis State Requirements section for a list of tests required by certification area.
- If you plan to designate your attending institution and score recipients while registering,
see the Attending Institution/Recipient Codes List (PDF) (Southeast Missouri State University recipient code is 6655).
- Review The Praxis Series Information Bulletin (PDF) concerning test administration, fee payment, and score reporting before you
- Your registration is not complete until you've submitted your payment and accessed
your admission ticket. You will need to print your admission ticket. You will not be mailed a paper admission ticket when you register online.
- Occasionally the test center's street address or reporting location is changed just
prior to the test date. To obtain the most recent and accurate reporting address information,
sign in to your account three days prior to the test to verify the test center's reporting
location and reprint your admission ticket. Do not wait until the morning of the test
to print your ticket.
- Individual score reports are no longer mailed to the testee. You must into your ETS/PRAXIS
account to obtain your test scores.
The registration process may take 45 minutes to complete. To enable successful processing,
your registration order must be completed by 10 p.m. (EST) Monday-Saturday, or by
8 p.m. (EST) Sunday.