PRAXIS

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Southern Arkansas University administers the  computer based testing.  Check the above-mentioned site for the current testing dates.  Always check the State requirements who registering for a test.

Important Notice

Effective, September 1, 2014, the Praxis I, Pre-Professional Skills, test will no longer be offered by ETS.

Purpose

The PRAXIS Series is an Educational Testing Services (ETS) program which provides test and other services for states to use as a part of their teacher certification process. The three categories of assessments in the PRAXIS Series correspond to the three milestones in the development of a teacher: entering the teacher training program, graduating from college and entering the profession, and the first year of teaching. The state of Arkansas requires prospective teachers to take the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators(Reading, Mathematics, and Writing) and the following tests of the PRAXIS II Series: Principles of Learning and Teaching or Pedogogy, and the Specialty Area tests. Teacher candidates should consult the PRAXIS website or their State Department’s website for current requirements.

Description

Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) 

Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.  The PRAXIS CORE is one of the requirements for entrance into the teacher’s education program at Southern Arkansas University.  The Praxis Core tests are delivered on computer. They are administered through an international network of test centers. The Core tests are offered during specific testing windows.

PRAXIS II: Subject Assessments measures knowledge the candidate will teach. They also measure the general and subject-specific pedagogical skills and knowledge. The tests are both paper and computer based. The PRAXIS II: Subject Assessments tests required for certification by the State of Arkansas include:

  • Principles of Learning and Teaching. Students enrolled in Southern Arkansas University’s Teacher Education Program must pass one Principles of Learning and Teaching test in his/her specific teaching area prior to student teaching.
  • Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Tests. Students enrolled in Southern Arkansas University’s Teacher Education Program must pass their specialty area test(s) prior to student teaching.

*SAU Praxis Test Dates-Computer Based

DateTimeDay
September 2014
September 9, 201410:00 a.m.Tuesday
September 18, 20141:00 p.m.Thursday
September 20, 20149:00 a.m.Saturday
October , 2014
October 9, 20141:00 p.m.Thursday
October 14, 2014 9:00 a.m Tuesday
October 16, 201412:30 p.m.Thursday
October 17, 20149:00 a.m.Friday
October 28, 2014 (audio)1:00 p.m.Tuesday
October 31, 2014(audio) 9:00 a.m.Friday
November , 2014
November 8, 20149:00 a.m.Saturday
November 11, 20141:00 p.m.Tuesday
November 13, 20141:00 p.m.Thursday
November 14, 20141:00 p.m.Friday
December,  2014
December 4, 2014 (audio)9:00 a.m.Thursday
December 5, 2014(audio)1:00 p.mFriday
December 15, 2014 9:00 a.m. Monday
December 17, 201412 noonWednesday
December 18, 20149:00 a.m.Thursday
January, 2015
January 15. 20159:00 a.mThursday
January 22, 20151:00 p.m.Thursday
January 24, 20159:00 a.m.Saturday
February 2015
February 3, 2015(audio)1:30 pmTuesday
February 6, 2015 (audio)9:00 a.m.Friday
February 19, 20151:00 p.m.Thursday
February 20, 20159:00 a.m.Friday
February 21, 20159:00 a.m.Saturday
March 2015
March 14, 20159:00 a.m.Saturday
March 19, 20151:00 p.m.Thursday
March 20, 20159:00 a.m.Friday
April, 2015
April 9, 20151:00 p.m.Thursday
April 11, 20159:00 a.m.Saturday
April 14, 201511:00 a.m.Tuesday
April 29, 2015 (audio)1:00 p.m.Wednesday
May 2015
May 1, 2015 (audio)1:00 p.m.Friday
May 14, 201510:00 p.m.Thursday
May 19, 20151:00 p.m.Tuesday
May 20, 20159:00 a.m.Wednesday
June 2015
June 17, 20149:00 a.m.Wednesday
June 25, 201512:00 noonThursday
June 27, 20159:00 a.m.Saturday

*All test dates are for computer-based tests only.

Praxis tests are only given in English. If you are a test taker whose primary language is not English (PLNE), you may be eligible for extended testing time. Test takers who qualify for PLNE accommodations may take Core tests on all test dates at pre-established test centers.

Score Release Dates

Scores Available1
Multiple-Choice Tests2 Offered Continuously10–11 business days after test date4
Multiple-Choice Tests2 Offered in Testing Windows410–11 business days after testing window closes
Constructed-Response Tests3 Offered Continuously15–16 business days after test date
Constructed-Response Tests3 Offered in Testing Windows15–16 business days after testing window closes

1Score reports are available via your online account. You will receive an email when your score report has been posted. Scores will be accessible via your account for one year from the posting date. We recommend you save a copy of your report for your files.

2Tests that contain multiple-choice questions only.

3Tests that contain a combination of multiple-choice and constructed-response questions and those that contain constructed-response questions only.

4Some tests are offered continuously, others are offered during specific testing windows. See Test Dates to find when your test is offered. Scores for tests that are administered during a specific testing window will be available as noted above after the testing window closes (regardless of the specific day on which you tested within that window). Scores for tests that contain both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions will be available on the constructed-response score dates.

Note: Occasionally, some scores may be unavailable on the dates specified due to processing delays or data updates.

Getting your Praxis Scores

Your official score report will be available online via your My Praxis® account on the score release date. (See table above for exact dates.) Your scores will also be sent to up to four institutions/agencies you selected during the registration process.

Online scores are downloadable for one calendar year from the score reporting date. After one year, your score report will no longer be available and you will need to request additional score reports for a $40 fee (per request). We recommend saving a copy of your score report for future reference.

Note: You must create a My Praxis account in order to access your scores, even if you registered by mail or phone.

From the United States, U.S. Territories* and Canada:

Call 1-877-ETS-TEACH (1-877-387-8322)

Hours: 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Eastern Time, seven days a week

*Includes Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands.

All other locations:

Call 1-609-771-7395

Hours: 8 a.m.–7:45 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday–Friday

TTY device for the deaf or hearing-impaired:

Call 1-609-771-7714

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday–Friday

Arkansas State Board of Education: Required Scores

Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) 

Math: 150

Reading: 156

Writing: 162

For ETS PRAXIS  information:

Office of Counseling and Testing
P.O. Box 9371
Magnolia, AR 71754-9371
Phone: 870-235-4145
Donald W. Reynolds Center, Room 216