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Praxis | Test Information 2018-10-17T14:20:33+00:00

Praxis – Practice Test & Information [Updated 2018]

Frequently Asked Questions: Dates, Fees, & More

What are the Praxis exams?

The Praxis tests measure the skills and knowledge of future educators.

The Praxis Core is given to students entering a teacher preparation program (typically at the beginning of a college career), while subject and content knowledge tests are administered before licensure is granted (typically at the end of a college career).

The Praxis exams are created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Who takes a Praxis exam?

Several states use Praxis tests as part of the teacher certification process. To see each state’s testing requirements, click here.

When and where do I take a Praxis exam?

Some Praxis exams are only offered during specific testing windows. Other exams, like the Core tests, are offered continuously.

Test centers are located throughout the nation and even in select international areas.

For more information about test dates and test center locations, click here.

What are the Praxis test fees?

Praxis test fees vary by exam.

For exam-specific test fees, click here.

How are Praxis exams structured?

Praxis exams are computer-delivered tests. The types of questions vary by exam but can include selected-response, numeric entry, and essay questions.

What do I need to bring to the test center?

You must bring one current, government-issued ID document (one with your photograph and signature) in English. Make sure your name on your identification matches the name in which you registered.

How long are the Praxis exams? 

Session length varies by exam.

For exam-specific session lengths, click here.

Can I use a calculator on a Praxis exam?

Calculator use varies by exam. Some exams offer various on-screen calculators (scientific, graphing, four-function), while other exams allow use of a tangible calculator.

For more information about calculator use, click here.

What are the testing policies for the Praxis exams?

For information about arrival times, breaks, and other testing procedures, click here.

How are the Praxis exams scored?

Each state or teacher preparation program determines its own score requirements. For state-specific score requirements, click here.

Some Praxis tests show you an unofficial score at the end of testing.

For tests offered continuously, official scores are released 10-16 business days after testing. For tests offered during specific testing windows, official scores are released 10-16 business days after the testing window closes.

How do I pass a Praxis exam? 

To pass a Praxis exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

Can I retake a Praxis exam?

Yes, you can retake a Praxis exam, but you have to wait 21 days in between testing sessions. 

How do I register for a Praxis exam?

You can register online for a Praxis exam right here.

Praxis Practice Test and Study Material

You have access to very basic preparation materials through ETS; however, these materials are very limited and do not address the exam content in depth (which is what you need to be successful). Take a look at those materials here.

For more thorough preparation, use trusted resources like 240Tutoring to learn and explore content, review practice questions, and take full-length practice exams.

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