Appendix A: Complete List of Praxis Tests, Scores, and State Cut Scores: 1998–99

This appendix contains a listing of the Praxis assessments used by states in the teacher certification and licensure process. The Praxis Series, or Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers, was developed and is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

There are 3 components of the Praxis Series: Praxis I—Academic Skills Assessments; Praxis II—Subject Assessments/Specialty Area, Professional Knowledge, and Core Battery tests, the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PPLT), and the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT); and Praxis III—Classroom Performance Assessment. The Academic Skills Assessments include the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) program, both of which measure basic proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. States set their own cut score or minimum passing score for their test takers.

BASIC SKILLS

 

Praxis I: Academic Assessments

Praxis II: Core Battery

 

PPST: Mathematics

PPST: Reading

PPST: Writing

CBT: Mathematics

CBT: Reading

CBT: Writing

Communication Skills

General Knowledge

Professional Knowledge

Test Number

730

710

720

731

711

721

500

510

520

Score Range

150–190

150–190

150–190

300–335

300–335

300–335

600–695

600–695

600–695

State

 

AR

169

170

171

314

316

316

 

 

642

CT

 

 

 

319

324

318

 

 

 

DE

174

175

173

319

322

319

 

 

657

DC

*

172

171

*

319

316

 

 

 

FL

175

172

171

317

321

318

 

 

 

GA

173

172

172

318

319

318

 

 

646

HI

176

175

171

321

322

316

 

 

642

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

653

647

644

KS

174

173

172

 

 

 

 

 

645

KY

173

173

172

318

320

318

646

643

648

LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

645

644

648

ME

172

173

168

317

320

312

656

649

 

MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

648

645

 

MN

169

173

172

314

320

318

 

 

 

MS

169

170

172

314

316

318

 

 

 

MT

170

170

170

315

316

314

 

 

630

*=Test required—passing score not set **=Effective January 1999 += Multiple scores required a-ac=See notes at end of this appendix



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