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2016-17 Praxis II Required Exams and Scores


2016-17 Praxis CORE-formerly PPST


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.


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 or call 731.881.7203

Computer-Delivered Tests


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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

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:


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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