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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.
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 testsCut scores for tests taken
|Test Name||(Praxis ID Number)||until July 1, 2017||beginning July 2, 2017|
|Art: Content and Analysis||(5131)||157||161|
|P.E.: Content and Design||(5095)||164||169|
|World & U.S. History: Content Knowledge||(5941)||136||157|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 731.881.7203
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 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.
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.
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.