The Praxis Series: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers is a set of rigorous and carefully validated assessments that provides accurate, reliable information for use by state education agencies in making licensing decisions.
Nearly 80 percent of states that include tests as part of their teacher licensure process rely on The Praxis Series.™
Colleges and universities may also use the basic academic skills assessments to qualify individuals for entry into teacher education programs.
The three categories of assessments in The Praxis Series correspond to the three milestones in teacher development:
The Praxis Series and related assessments are designed to be used principally in connection with other criteria by state authorities for the purpose of licensing education professionals. Test scores used to inform such credentialing decisions must be supported by appropriate validity evidence. ETS employs a comprehensive validation process for this test score use that is consistent with best practices, as recommended by the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
Please visit http://www.ets.org/praxis for registration information.
For questions concerning the PRAXIS tests and to learn if you are eligible to sit for one, contact Dr. Richard Fulton, Teacher Education Director at (970) 247-7150 firstname.lastname@example.org or William Camp, Field Coordinator at (970) 247-7281 email@example.com.