Praxis Series™ Assessments
Students seeking teacher certification in the state of Idaho must take Praxis II exams in their content areas. Students are required to meet the qualifying score set by the Idaho State Department of Education to enter into an internship experience.
Praxis II Assessments are offered by the Educational Testing Services (ETS). Visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/idaho for a list of required exams, test registration and more.
Idaho Teacher Certification Praxis II information can be found at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/TeacherCertification/default.asp
When completing your test registrations, be sure to list LCSC as a score recipient.
Beginning with the September 2010 test, students must meet the qualifying score on the following TWO exams:
|Praxis II Exam: Special Education: Content Knowledge & Mild to Moderate Application (0543)|
|Praxis II Exam: Elementary Education Content Knowledge (0014)|
The Special Education: Content Knowledge & Mild to Moderate Application (0543) test combines the former Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge (0353) and Education of Exceptional Students: Mild to Moderate (0542). Students who have already taken the former two Special Ed Praxis II tests are exempt from having to take the new test; however, if they did not get both of the Special Ed tests taken, they will have to take 0543.
Beginning October 2010, ETS is offering Elementary Education: Content Knowledge in a computer-delivered format; HOWEVER, students will need to find a Prometric Testing Center in order to take the test. In our region, the Univ of Idaho is a Prometric Test Center, and there is one in Spokane. The test code for this computer-based format is #5014 and costs $120. Students will have to search the ETS website for more information and specific dates for Prometric Testing Centers. They will have to make an appointment with the testing center.
After Completing Your Exams...
All test takers will access their test scores via their on line Praxis account. This service is free of charge and will replace the mailing of a paper score report. You will be able to view, print and download your scores for 45 days from the score report date. For more information visit the Frequently Asked Questions About Praxis™ Test Scores.
We highly recommend that you save a copy of your score report for future reference, especially since graduates have been asked to include their Praxis II scores when applying for some teaching jobs.