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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Praxis II tests?

The Praxis Series tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.

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. The tests are available in paper-delivered and computer-delivered formats. (Not all tests are offered in both formats.)

 

When are the tests given?

Paper-delivered tests are offered on specific dates throughout the year.  Computer-delivered tests are given year-round, by appointment. Test takers can register for both on the Praxis website:  http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/.

 

How long must I register in advance?

The regular registration date for Praxis II tests is approximately one month before the test date. There are late registration options, such as the extended registration date (approximately three weeks before the test date) and the emergency registration date (approximately one week before the test date). Additional fees apply.

 

How much do Praxis II tests cost?

Not all Praxis II tests cost the same amount. In order to determine the cost of the test(s) you need to take, please go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/.

 

Where can I find study materials for Praxis II tests?

Test takers can find information about preparation for their specific Praxis II assessment(s) at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials.

 

When do I get my scores?

Test scores will be available through an online account on the Praxis website approximately four weeks after the test date.

 

How many institutions can I send my scores to?

During registration, you may identify up to three institutions or licensing agencies to receive your Praxis scores for free. After this, you may send as many score reports as you would like for $40.00 per transcript.

 

How can I determine if I have passed?

Passing scores vary by state. In order to determine if you have passed your Praxis II test(s), look up your state’s requirements for passing at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/states.