About the Praxis® Tests

The Praxis® tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) – These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information. The Khan Academy is a free resource to assist candidates in building the reading, writing and mathematics skills they need to succeed on the Praxis® Core tests and prepare for the classroom. Get started by creating a free online account today.
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments – These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. See Praxis Subject Assessments information.

State Testing Requirements

Each state and licensing organization determines its own certification and Praxis passing score requirements. For more information about certification requirements, visit the state requirements section.

Praxis Information

Praxis Testing Home Page: http://www.ets.org/praxis

Preparation Materials for Purchase: https://store.ets.org/store/ets/DisplayHomePage/

Registration, Test Dates and Centers: https://www.ets.org/praxis/register/?WT.ac=praxishome_praxisregister_180911

On Test Day Information: http://www.ets.org/praxis/test_day/?WT.ac=praxishome_praxistestday_180911

At Home Testing (And COVID19 Testing Updates): https://www.ets.org/s/cv/praxis/at-home/

Resources for test takers with disabilities: https://www.ets.org/disabilities/

Introducing Khan Academy® Official Praxis® Core Prep

This free, online test prep resource is now available! This new resource will help you build the reading, writing and mathematics skills needed to succeed on the Praxis® Core test. Once you create your free account, you can:

  • Complete diagnostic tests to better understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create a personalized study plan with recommendations from Khan Academy.
  • View instructional videos to refresh your understanding of concepts that are covered on the Praxis Core tests.
  • Practice with interactive sample questions and receive immediate feedback.
  • Take full-length practice tests and get an authentic score on a scale of 100–200.
  • Track your progress to achieve your score goals and celebrate progress along the way!

Get Started with a Khan Academy account https://www.khanacademy.org/prep/praxis-core/overview.