Certification

Praxis Information

Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers Praxis exams. You can find preparation materials as well as registration* information at ETS`s website. Louisiana's PRAXIS Score Requirements *Please note: The state of Louisiana uses Social Security numbers to process certification requests. If you choose not to provide this number when registering for exams with ETS, your scores will not be electronically reported to the Louisiana Department of Education's certification database. Your certification may be delayed.

Praxis Announcements

1/26/15 - New Elementary Praxis Exams Effective September 1, 2015

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved the adoption of two new Praxis Elementary exams in December 2014: Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) and Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001), which consist of four core subtests.  Upon completion of public notice in the Louisiana Register and final adoption by BESE, the new exams will become effective as a rule on September 1, 2015.

Who must take the new Praxis Elementary test?  This proposed policy will affect Elementary 1-5, Early Childhood PK-3, and Special Education: Early Interventionist, Mild/Moderate 1-5, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, and Significant Disabilities applicants.

Applicants may register and take the current Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5014) exam until August 31, 2015. 

Teacher Certification Area

New Praxis  Exams

Passing Scores

Required

Elementary 1-5, Early Childhood PK-3, Early Interventionist Birth-5, Mild/Moderate 1-5, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Significant Disabilities

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018)

                  OR

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001)

163

 

 

Effective 9/1/15

Through

8/31/17

               *

Reading/Language Arts (5002)

157

Mathematics (5003)

157

Social Studies (5004)

155

Science (5005)

159

After 8/31/17 Applicants listed below must take the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001)

Elementary 1-5, Early Childhood PK-3, Early Interventionist Birth-5, Mild/Moderate 1-5, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Significant Disabilities

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001)

               *

Mandatory

9/1/17

Reading/Language Arts (5002)

157

Mathematics (5003)

157

Social Studies (5004)

155

Science (5005)

159

*The Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) consists of four separately timed subjects as listed above.  Candidates will not receive a composite score for 5001.


5/1/14 – Additional New Praxis Exams Coming in September 2014-  Click here to view.


3/24/14 – New Praxis Exams Coming in September 2014- Several Praxis exams offered by Educational Testing Services currently used for certification in Louisiana are being discontinued and replaced with new exams and new required scores (see “highlighted” exams in the attachment).   Also, beginning with the 2014-2015 testing year (9/1/2014), all Praxis tests will be offered on computer only.   Paper tests will be discontinued in June 2014. Louisiana's PRAXIS Score Requirements