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


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

 


12/21/2012 - School Superintendent Assessment (1020) test will be administered in Louisiana on April 13, 2013. Test Center Locations: Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Bossier Parish Community College, Jesuit High School (New Orleans), Louisiana State University –Alexandria, Louisiana Tech University, Nicholls State University, McNeese State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of LA Lafayette, University of LA Monroe, and University of New Orleans click here for for registration information.


 06/15/2012 - Computer Delivered Test Rollout Schedule 06/15/2012 - Praxis World Languages Pedagogy (0841) Effective July 1, 2013, teacher candidates pursuing teacher certification in foreign languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Chinese, and German) as well as add-on certification in a foreign language to an existing Louisiana teaching certificate must take the Praxis World Languages Pedagogy (0841) exam. The World Languages Pedagogy (0841) exam is replacing the Principles of Learning and Teaching K-6, 5-9 and 7-12 pedagogy exams previously used for foreign languages certification. The passing score for the World Languages Pedagogy exam is 158.


8/4/2011 - New Praxis Exams Coming in January 2012 There will be new exams in many areas as of January. See upcoming changes here.


7/26/2011 - Praxis 1 Exams Offered in a Single Testing Session-The computer-delivered Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) in Reading, Mathematics and Writing can be taken as separate tests or as a combined test in a single testing session. The combined Praxis I test (5750) contains all three sections (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) and is 4 ½ hours. Scores are reported individually for each test to the candidate and score recipients. Louisiana will accept the Praxis I (5750) for licensure.


6/20/2011 - More Praxis Exams Offered in Computer-Delivered Version- There are also existing titles being discontinued & replaced with new exams. See details here.


11/1/2010 - Paper-delivered & Computer-delivered Exam Numbers-The Louisiana Department of Education is accepting passing scores for the Praxis computer-delivered exams. The leading number in the test code for paper-delivered tests is a zero, while the number for computer-delivered tests is a five. THESE ARE STILL THE SAME TESTS. See details here.


8/1/2010 - ETS Opens Registration for Praxis Computer-Delivered TestsMore information & press release here


8/1/2010 - Upcoming Praxis Exam Changes: World Language & Special Education Pedagogy Exam numbers will be changing for Louisiana. Please see the details of these upcoming changes here.


7/1/2010 - Recent Praxis Score Increases:Effective July 1, 2010 the Praxis I exams qualifying scores are increasing. PPST:R – Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading 176 PPST:W – Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing 175 PPST:M – Pre-Professional Skills Test: Mathematics 175 Effective June 1, 2010 the Mathematics (0061) is increasing to a qualifying score of 135.


9/13/2009 - ETS announces their new service, "Scores by Web"- Candidates who registered online for testing on or after the September 13, 2009 administration can access their scores online via their Praxis account. The information contained on the online accessible score report is identical to information on the score reports delivered by regular mail. The Praxis program will be expanding the scores-by-web service. Starting with the September 2009 administration, ALL test takers, regardless of registration method, will be able to access their score reports online. Log in at "My Praxis Profile". Questions? Contact The Praxis Program at teachingandlearning@ets.org or 1-866-243-4088.