Southern Arkansas University administers the computer based Praxis test. Registration and scheduling for the test is done on the Praxis website.
Visit the Praxis website to learn more about the Praxis test and to get current testing dates and information. Always check the State requirements when registering for a test. Requirements vary by state.
The Praxis Series is an Educational Testing Services (ETS) program which provides tests 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 tests of the Praxis Subject Assessments which include Principles of Learning and Teaching and Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Tests. Teacher candidates should consult the Praxis website and/or their State Department’s website for current requirements.
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.
PRAXIS Subject Assessments measures knowledge the candidate will teach. They also measure the general and subject-specific pedagogical skills and knowledge. The tests are computer based. The Praxis 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.
Note: 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. Visit the Praxis website for more information.
SAU’s Praxis Test Dates through December 2021 (Click to enlarge)
You must register and secure your test information through your Praxis account (www.ets.org/praxis) before coming to SAU’s testing center to test.
Score Release Dates
|Type of Praxis test taken||Scores Available1|
|Multiple-Choice Tests2 Offered Continuously||10–11 business days after test date4|
|Multiple-Choice Tests2 Offered in Testing Windows4||10–11 business days after testing window closes|
|Constructed-Response Tests3 Offered Continuously||15–16 business days after test date|
|Constructed-Response Tests3 Offered in Testing Windows||15–16 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. ETS recommends 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. 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:
Hours: 8 a.m.–7:45 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday–Friday
TTY device for the deaf or hearing-impaired:
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday–Friday
A limited number of fee waivers are available for enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who meet all eligibility requirements. Log on to www.ets.org/praxis for more information.
For more ETS PRAXIS information go to www.ets.org/praxis (or)
Contact the SAU Testing Center at:
Southern Arkansas University
Magnolia, AR 71754-9371
Phone: (870) 235-4145
Donald W. Reynolds Center, Room 216