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Praxis II: Subject Tests

What are the Praxis II Subject Assessment 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. Individuals entering the teaching profession take the Praxis II tests as part of the teacher licensing and certification process required by many states. Some professional associations and organizations require Praxis II tests as a criterion for professional licensing decisions. These tests are offered in 2 formats:

  • Computer Based Praxis II Subject Assessments

Click here for a complete list of Praxis II Assessments available in CBT format. Note that many of them are offered during certain test windows, while some are given continously.

  • Paper and Pencil Praxis II Assessments

All other assessment tests are delivered on the national test dates set by by ETS. These dates can be found on the Praxis website: http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates/paper.

Who takes them and why?

Individuals entering the teaching profession take the Praxis II tests as part of the teacher licensing and certification process required by many states. Some professional associations and organizations require Praxis II tests as a criterion for professional licensing decisions.

Prepare for the Praxis II  

Review the following materials to help you prepare for the Praxis II tests:

Praxis Series Test: Tips and Resources — Visit this link for the UC CECH Library Praxis Series Test information.

The Praxis Series Information Bulletin (PDF) — provides information on registration, test day procedures, and score reporting.

Praxis test preparation materials — includes detailed study tools that contain outlines, sample questions with answers and detailed rationales, valuable test-taking strategies, as well as full-length practice tests.

Find Your State Requirements

Many states require that you pass one or more of the Praxis test to become licensed. Check your state requirements here.

 

Schedule

Paper and Pencil Subject Tests

  • September 21, 2013
  • November 2, 2013

Computer Based Tests
 See schedule here

Cost

Varies by test (see fees here). Payable to ETS

Registration

Online for all tests

Disability Related Accommodations

Arrangements for accommodations must be made directly with Educational Testing Services. Please visit this link for more information.
Before taking the test, be sure to visit the Praxis website for important information from Educational Testing Services.