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The PRAXIS Series I & II

New information from the Indiana Department of Education, as of August 24, 2012:  Praxis I will continue to be the required basic skills assessment through August 31, 2013.  Candidates may take Praxis II until August 31, 2013.

The School of Education at IU Kokomo requires successful passage of two parts of the PRAXIS Series: PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II. Each portion is described below. PRAXIS I, or an acceptable alternative (see an academic advisor), must be met successfully prior to formal admission into a Teacher Education Program. PRAXIS II exams are specific to the intended licensure area(s). The appropriate exam(s) must be met successfully prior to student teaching.

Very important information is contained in The PRAXIS Series Information Bulletin 2012-13. For example, there is a procedure to request testing accommodations thru Disability Services and a process to obtain a fee waiver. It is highly recommended that you print a copy and read thoroughly. Only a brief summary of PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II is included on this page.

PRAXIS I

PRAXIS I, a series of tests, also known as the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST), measure basic academic skills. There are three portions: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Candidates for the Teacher Education Program must meet the qualifying score for each test prior to formal admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP). The qualifying score is established by the Indiana Office of Educator Licensing and Development.

Paper and Pencil Version
Test Code
Qualifying Score
PPST Reading
10710
176
PPST Writing
20720
172
PPST Mathematics
10730
175
Computer Version
Test Code
Qualifying Score
PPST Reading
5710
176
PPST Writing
5720
172
PPST Mathematics
5730
175

The paper and pencil version is scheduled on specific Saturdays at specific sites. For a complete list of test descriptions, test dates, test sites, deadlines, fee charges, fee payments, and test registration, access: The Praxis Series.

IU Kokomo Test Site Number
3326
Code IU Kokomo to Receive Score Report
1337

The computer version is offered at designated sites. You may call the test site to register. A complete listing of United States computer test sites is available on-line. However, most IU Kokomo students simply call the preferred Indiana location to arrange an appointment to take the exam(s). You complete a form and pay fees as directed. Be sure to code IU Kokomo (#1337) to receive a score report. The tests are scheduled Monday thru Saturday. NOTE: You are not limited to a specific day if you complete the exams on computer. You arrange a time with the Test Site that works in your schedule.

INDIANA LOCATIONS
BLOOMINGTON 812-856-0684
EVANSVILLE 812-479-6855
FORT WAYNE 260-481-4153
INDIANAPOLIS 317-257-7546
INDIANAPOLIS 317-486-4541
LAFAYETTE 765-447-0626
MERRILLVILLE 219-769-2916
MISHAWAKA 574-254-0406
MUNCIE 765-285-1279

ETS has prepared various test preparation materials. Some materials are available free. Access this site to print a free study guide:

PRAXIS I Test Preparation
 

PRAXIS II

The PRAXIS II exams measures general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills. Each TEP teacher candidate must pass successfully the required exam(s) for licensure prior to student teaching.. The qualifying score is established by the Indiana Office of Educator Licensing and Development. PRAXIS II is not offered on the IU Kokomo campus. For a complete list of test descriptions, test dates, test sites, deadlines, fee charges, fee payments, and test registration, access: The Praxis Series.

Student Teaching Eligibility -- PRAXIS II Exam Completion Date

A passing score on the PRAXIS II test(s) is one of the requirements for a student to be eligible to student teach.  Teacher candidates planning to student teach in the Spring Semester must have passed Praxis II and have score(s) verified by December 15 and for Fall Semester by July 20. For this policy and all other student teaching policies, refer to the Field Experience and Student Teaching Handbook.  Please check the Praxis Web site (www.ets.org/praxis) for exam dates/locations and all other information pertaining to Praxis exams.

Information from the Indiana Department of Education, as of September 11, 2012:

Elementary Generalist:

Candidates may take either 0300 and 0011/5011 or 5031 as long as passing scores are achieved by December 31, 2012.

Social Studies (Secondary):  Candidates may take 0081 Social Studies Content Knowledge or one or more of the six separate content assessments as long as a passing score is achieved by December 31, 2012.


Code IU Kokomo to Receive Score Report
1337
PRAXIS II: SUBJECT ASSESSMENTS
TEST CODES
QUALIFYING SCORE PRIOR TO 9/1/11
QUALIFYING SCORE NEEDED AS OF 9/1/11
K-6 (two exams--may take through 12/31/12)
 
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
0011
165
165
Reading Specialist
0300
370
170
 
 
K-6 Elementary Education:  Multiple Subjects
5031
 
Must pass all four subjects
Reading and Language Arts (5032) 165
Mathematics (5033) 164
Social Studies (5034)
 
 
155
Science (5035) 159
5-12 (One exam for each area of licensure)
 
 
Art: Content Knowledge
0133
149 (10133)
159 (10133)
Biology: Content Knowledge
0235
154
157
Chemistry: Content Knowledge
0245
151
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
0571
150
155
English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge
0041
153
160
Mathematics: Content Knowledge (graphing calculator required)
0061
136
Physics: Content Knowledge
0265
149
Social Studies: Content Knowledge (may take through 12/13/12.
10081
147
156
 
Early Adolescent Generalist 5-9 (Select two of the following)
Middle School: English Language Arts
0049
152
163
Middle School: Mathematics
0069
156
Middle School: Science
0439
137
148
Middle School: Social Studies
0089
153
156

ETS has prepared various test preparation materials. Some are available free. Access this site to print a free study guide:

PRAXIS II Test Preparation 

For More information

On Praxis I or meeting an alternative, please contact your academic advisor.

On Parxis II, please contact the License Advisor, Mr. D. Andrew (Andy) Robertson.

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