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2017-18 Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators

2017-18 Praxis II Exams

  • Add-On Licensure Areas
    • English as a Second Language
    • Gifted Eduation
    • Reading Specialist
  • Integrated Studies majors/licensure areas
  • Secondary majors/licensure areas
  • K-12 majors/licensure areas
  • Suggested Praxis Timeline

     

    Tennessee Required Test

     

    Note: All student teachers should complete PRAXIS II testing no later than the end of the student teaching semester. Effective Fall 15, all Praxis exams required for licensure must be passed PRIOR to admission to student teaching.

    CHANGES TO TN PRAXIS REQUIREMENTS

    Effective: Summer 2017

     

    At their July 2016 meeting, the TN State Board of Education voted to increase cut scores for 15 Praxis exams.

     

    For the purpose of meeting requirements, the Tennessee Department of Education will accept the prior cut scores in lieu of the increased cut scores for tests taken on or before July 1, 2017. All scores must be less than five years old when submitted for the purpose of licensure. Please refer to the chart below for more details.

     

    Transition to newly adopted Praxis cut scores for existing Praxis tests

    Cut scores for tests taken

     

    Test Name (Praxis ID Number) until July 1, 2017 beginning July 2, 2017
    Art: Content and Analysis (5131) 157 161
    Marketing Education (5561) 160 169
    P.E.: Content and Design (5095) 164 169
    World & U.S. History: Content Knowledge (5941) 136 157
    Latin (5601) 141 148
    French: World Language (5174) 156 160
    Earth & Space Science: Content Knowledge (5571) 146 150
    Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Early Childhood (5621) 155 157
    Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): K-6 (5622) 158 160
    Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): 5-9 (5623) 158 160
    Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): 7-12 (5624) 155 157
    German: World Language (5183) 157 163
    Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications (5545) 153 158
    Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) 145 151
    Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (5543) 153 158

    *From the Tennessee Department of Education.

     

    For further questions regarding these changes, please contact Ms. Jenny Hahn at jhahn@utm.edu or call 731.881.7203

    Computer-Delivered Tests

     

    Register for PRAXIS tests online at www.ets.org/praxis/register.

     

    Computer-delivered PRAXIS tests are offered by appointment. Some tests are offered continuously and others are offered during specific testing windows that occur several times a year. To find test centers and dates, see www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates.

    Discontinued Tests

    Discontinued tests taken before July 15, 2015 will be accepted for up to five years following the date the test was taken.

     

    Discontinued tests taken on or after July 15, 2015 will not be accepted.

    ETS Senior Exit Exam

    The ETS Senior Exit Exam is required for all majors in order to graduate. The Office of Academic Records will place a "Post Comp Exam" hold on your Banner account approximately one year before your intended date of graduation. Once you receive this hold on your Banner account, please click the link below to schedule your exam.

     

    The exam is FREE and takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete. You must bring your UTM Confirmation email and a valid, unexpired driver's license, state ID card, passport, or student ID card to be admitted.

     

    Click Here to schedule ETS Senior Exit Exam exam:

    http://www.registerblast.com/utm/Exam

     

    NOTE: There will be a MANDATORY $40 late fee if the exam not taken until the last two weeks before your scheduled graduation. The fee, cash or money order MUST be collected at the Testing Center before you will be permitted to take the exam.

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