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CONTENTS
Praxis
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Tests At a Glance . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Registration and Appointment Scheduling . . 4
Admission Ticket
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Test Takers with Disabilities or
Health-Related Needs
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Test Preparation Material .
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On Test Day .
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About The Praxis Program . . . . . . . . . 6
Types of Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Test Delivery Method
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Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General Inquiries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
E T S Disability Services.
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Test Center Complaints.
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Test Question Inquiries .
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Test Preparation Resources
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Test Refund Requests.
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Telephone Registration .
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File Corrections .
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Scoring Services
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E T S Office of Testing Integrity (OTI)
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Registration Information . . . . . . . . . 8–12
Fees for Tests and Related Services . . . . . . 8
Praxis Test Fees
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State Surcharges per Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Special Services
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Preferred Forms of Payment .
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Other Payment Policies .
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Fee Waivers.
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If Your Primary Language Is Not
English (PLNE)
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Telephone Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
File Corrections .
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Change or Cancel Your Test Registration
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Test Fee Refunds
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Test Retake Policy
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Acknowledgment and Data Retention .
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On Test Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–16
Identification (ID) Requirements . . . . . . . 12
Testing Outside Your Country of Citizenship .
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Testing in European Union/Schengen Zone/
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab Countries/
Mercosur Countries
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Test Center Procedures and Regulations
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General Guidelines on Test Day
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Dismissal From a Test Center .
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Registering A Complaint
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Scores & Score Reports . . . . . . . . . 16–19
Reporting Your Test Scores. . . . . . . . . . . 16
Your Official Score Report .
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Questions That Do Not Count Toward
Your Score
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Scoring Services
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Additional Score Reports (A S Rs) . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Score Review Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cancellation
of Scores by You
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Cancellation of Scores by E T S
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Confidentiality of Information .
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How Constructed-Response Tests Are Scored .
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Uses of Scores .
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Test Takers’ Performance Data .
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Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–24
Test Authorization Voucher Request . . . . . . 20
Certification of Documentation (PLNE)
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Eligibility Form (PLNE) .
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Registration Lists and Directory . . . . . 25
Test Preparation Resources
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PRAXIS
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TESTS AT A GLANCE
Visit the Praxis website at www.ets.org/praxis
for the most up-to-date information.
REGISTRATION AND APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: For the latest information on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) affects Praxis
®
testing, including test postponements,
rescheduling, and test center closings, please see
https://www.ets.org/s/cv/praxis/the-americas/
The Praxis
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tests are administered through an international network of test centers, which includes Prometric
®
test centers and
Strategic Testing Networks (STNs) located in colleges and universities. All tests are delivered by computer, except for Braille
Proficiency (0633). Some tests are offered continuously while others are offered several times a year. To find test centers and dates,
see www.ets.org/praxis/register/dates_centers.
Note: The registration for the Braille Proficiency (0633) test is different than the process explained below. Learn how to register for the
Braille Proficiency (0633) test at
www.ets.org/praxis/register/braille_proficiency/.
WEB
Register for Praxis tests online at www.ets.org/praxis/register using a credit/debit card, eCheck, or
PayPal
®
. See “Preferred Forms of Payment” on page 8 for payment information.
MAIL
Complete the Test Authorization Voucher Request form on page 20 of this Bulletin and mail it with your check, money order,
U.S. Postal Service money order, or debit/credit card information. This form can also be downloaded from the Praxis website at
www.ets.org/praxis/about/bulletin.
Please allow 3 weeks from receipt by E T S for processing.
After you receive the voucher in email, you must schedule your test appointment online using the voucher number you received.
You must schedule your test within 1 calendar year from the date of the voucher.
ADMISSION TICKET
After you register, regardless of your registration method, you must access and print your admission ticket from your online account. If you
find an error in your personal information (such as incorrect contact information) on your admission ticket, log in to your Praxis account and
update this information in your profile, and then print an updated admission ticket. Your admission ticket is important because it contains the
test center address and reporting time on test day. While you are not required to present it at the test center, test center personnel may ask
you for it.
TEST TAKERS WITH DISABILITIES OR HEALTH-RELATED NEEDS
E T S is committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs by providing accommodations that are reasonable and
appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet E T S requirements.
To request a testing accommodation, you must register through E T S Disability Services and have your accommodations approved before
scheduling your test. Test takers approved for extended testing time, extended breaks, screen magnification, or selectable foreground and
background colors may self-register for tests at Prometric
®
test centers. See the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or
Health-Related Needs (www.ets.org/praxis/register/disabilities) for detailed instructions.
The Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs contains contact information, procedures for requesting
testing accommodations, and forms. The Supplement should be used in conjunction with the information in this Bulletin and form(s) on the
Praxis website. To download the Supplement, visit www.ets.org/praxis/register/disabilities. Disability documentation guidelines and forms
are available on the E T S website at www.ets.org/disabilities/documentation.
To request a large-print copy of this Bulletin and the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs, contact
E T S Disability Services. See “E T S Disability Services” on page 7.
TEST PREPARATION MATERIAL
E T S is committed to helping you do your best on the Praxis tests by offering a variety of test preparation materials. We offer both free and
low-cost test preparation materials including
interactive practice tests, study companions, study plans, videos, and webinars to help
you feel ready and confident on test day. To see what test preparation materials are offered for your test, visit the Praxis website at
www.ets.org/praxis/prepare.
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ON TEST DAY
Report to the test center at least 30 minutes before your appointment. If you arrive after your scheduled testing time, you will not be
permitted to test, and will forfeit your test fees. Please view the Study Companion to learn the duration of the test(s) you are taking at
www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials.
Review the ID Requirements on pages 12–14 and take the required documents with you. Make sure your name on the ID documents
matches the name you used to register for the test. If the required ID documents do not match the name on your registration, you will not
be permitted to test.
Please note: possession of or use of any phones, tablets, wearable technology, and other electronic, recording, listening, scanning, or
photographic devices is strictly prohibited in the test center at all times and will result in your dismissal from the test, forfeiture of your
test fees, and cancellation of all scores by E T S even if dismissal is not enforced on the day of the test. This includes, but is not limited
to, accessing the device, including checking the time, making calls, checking for messages or any other reason at any time during the
test administration, including scheduled, optional, or unscheduled breaks. Scores will be canceled for all tests, including all portions
of multi-subject tests that you have taken on the test date in violation no matter when you were identified accessing or using your cell
phone/device.
Watches are not allowed in the test room. If you bring a watch to the test center, you will be asked to remove it and store it during the
administration.
Unless you have separately been granted an accommodation, you should not bring personal items to the test center. If you do, you will be
required to store them in a designated area before entering the test room. You will not be able to access any personal items until testing is
completed, except for food, beverages and medication, which may be accessed during a break.
You are required to remain inside the test center building. If you leave the test center without permission during the administration or
during breaks, you will be dismissed and your scores will be canceled.
For other important information regarding the test day, see:
Identification (ID) Requirements (pages 12–14)
Test Center Procedures and Regulations (pages 14–16)
Cancellation of Scores by You (page 18)
ABOUT THE PRAXIS
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PROGRAM
www.ets.org/praxis/about
Types of Assessments
The Praxis
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assessments correspond to two key milestones
in your development as a teacher:
entering a teacher training program
obtaining a license to teach
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests
measure
academic skills in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. These tests
were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure
the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher
preparation programs.
The Core Reading test includes sets of questions that require the
integration and analysis of multiple documents, as well as some
alternate response types (e.g., select-in-passage questions).
The Core Mathematics test includes numeric-entry and selected-
response questions, and offers an on-screen calculator to help
ensure that questions are testing mathematical reasoning by
reducing the chance that a test taker’s wrong response comes
from a simple arithmetic error.
The Core Writing test assesses both argumentative writing and
informative/explanatory writing, and will contain two writing
tasks for each writing type. In addition, selected-response
questions will be added to address the importance of research
strategies and assess strategies for revising and improving text.
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Praxis Subject Assessments
measure your content knowledge of
the subjects you will teach. The Praxis Subject Assessments include:
Subject Assessments. These assessments measure your general
and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. These tests
feature selected-response and constructed-response items.
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests. These
assessments measure your general pedagogical knowledge at four
grade levels: Early Childhood, K–6, 5–9, and 7–12. These tests
feature selected-response and constructed-response items.
Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT)
Assessment. These tests measure subject-specific content
knowledge, with a focus on specialized content knowledge used
in elementary school teaching.
Test Delivery Method
Praxis tests are delivered on computer. Some are offered
continuously while other are offered several times a year. Test
length varies by test, so view the online Study Companion
(www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials) for your test for details.
Each test is scheduled individually, based on availability. Visit
www.ets.org/praxis/register/dates_centers to learn when your test
is offered.
CONTACT INFORMATION
GENERAL INQUIRIES
Phone:
1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7395 (all other locations
Monday–Friday 8 a.
m.–7:45 p. m. ET)
Recorded information is available 24 hours
a day if you use a touch-tone phone. Phones
are busiest weekdays between 11 a. m. and
2 p. m. ET and all day on Mondays.
Email:
praxis@ets.org
Website:
www.ets.org/praxis
Chat:
https://ets.custhelp.com/app/chat/praxis/
chat_launch/
Mail:
E T S–Praxis
PO Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
Use this address for general inquiries
only. Do NOT mail check payments with
registration forms to this address. See the
registration form for mailing instructions.
Overnight mail:
E T S–Praxis
Distribution and Receiving Center
1425 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
Fax:
1-973-735-0384
1-609-530-0581
Include the following information exactly
as you entered it when you registered:
name, address, date of birth, test date,
Praxis candidate ID
number, and phone
number (U.S. residents only).
E T S DISABILITY SERVICES
To obtain information and registration
materials, contact E T S:
Phone:
1-866-387-8602 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7780 (all other locations
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.
m.–5 p. m. ET)
Email:
disability.reg@ets.org
Website:
www.ets.org/praxis/prxdsabl.html
Mail:
E T S
Disability Services
PO Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054
Fax:
1-609-771-7165
TEST CENTER COMPLAINTS
E T S–Praxis
Testing Complaints
PO Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
Fax: 1-609-530-0581
Email:
praxis@ets.org
Complaints must be received in writing
no later than 7 business days after the
administration. Complaints received after this
period will not be accepted.
For additional information, see
Registering a Complaint (page 16)
TEST QUESTION INQUIRIES
If you think there is an error in a test
question that affects your response, tell
the test administrator as soon as you finish
the test, or immediately write to or email:
E
T S–Praxis
Test Question Inquiries
PO Box 6667
Princeton, NJ 08541-6667
Email:
praxis@ets.org
In your message, state the name and address
of the center, the test date and name of the
test, the number and content of the question,
and the section in which it appeared.
TEST PREPARATION RESOURCES
Phone:
1-800-537-3161 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7243 (all other locations
Monday–Friday 8 a.
m.–7 p. m. ET)
Website:
www.ets.org/store.html
Mail:
E T S–Praxis
PO Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
TEST REFUND REQUESTS
E T S–Praxis
PO Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
For additional information, see
Change or Cancel Your Test
Registration (page 10)
Test Fee Refunds (page 10)
TELEPHONE REGISTRATION
Telephone registration is only available for
test takers who have previously created an
online Praxis account. 1-800-772-9476
(U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and
Canada)
Monday–Friday 8 a.
m.–7:45 p. m. ET
For additional information, see
Telephone Registration (page 9)
FILE CORRECTIONS
E T S–Praxis
PO Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
For additional information, see
File Corrections (page 9)
SCORING SERVICES
Additional Score Reports:
1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada)
Monday–Friday 8 a.
m.–7:45 p. m. ET
These scoring services are only available if
you have tested in the past 10 years and are
paying by credit or debit card (American
Express
®
, Discover
®
, JCB
®
, MasterCard
®
, or
VISA
®
). Note: Any credit/debit card branded
with one of the five accepted credit card
logos can be processed.
Please have the following information ready
when you call:
Candidate ID
Test Date
Date of Birth
For additional information, see
Additional Score Reports (page 17)
Score Review Service (page 17)
E T S OFFICE OF TESTING INTEGRITY (OTI)
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–
5:30 p.m. ET
Phone:
Phone: 1-800-750-6991 (U.S., U.S. Virgin
Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-406-5430 (all other locations)
Fax:
1-609-406-9709
Email:
TSReturns@ets.org
For general questions about
acceptable ID, call:
1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7395 (all other locations)
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
www.ets.org/praxis/register
Note:
Some states require a Social Security number (SSN) to process
teacher certification paperwork. Check your state’s requirements page
at www.ets.org/praxis to see if your state requires a SSN with your
test score reports. E
T S does not require your SSN for its own purposes,
but will submit it to your state agency with your test results. Failure
to provide your SSN could delay your state’s processing of your
certification application.
Fees for Tests and Related Services
PRAXIS TEST FEES
PRAXIS CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS TESTS
A reduced test fee is available when the Core combined test is
selected at the time of registration. To qualify for the reduced fee,
you are required to take the three Core tests (Reading, Writing, and
Mathematics) at the same time, on the same test date. When you
register for the combined test, use test code 5752. Testing fees are
listed below.
1 test $90
2 tests registered together $180
3 tests registered together $270
Core Combined (5752) $150
PRAXIS SUBJECT ASSESSMENTS
World Language test $160
Constructed-response test (includes tests containing ONLY
constructed-response items as well as tests containing
both selected-response AND constructed-response items)
$146
Selected-response test $120
Reading for Virginia Educators test $130
PRAXIS CONTENT KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING TESTS
Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching
test (7811) $199
Elementary Education: Reading and Language Arts
CKT (7812) $74
Elementary Education: MathematicsCKT (7813) $74
Elementary Education: ScienceCKT (7814) $60
Elementary Education: Social Studies (7815) $60
PRAXIS MULTIPLE SUBJECTS TESTS
Master Test $170
Subtests
$60
Fees are subject to change without notice. The above amounts are
exclusive of any Value Added or similar taxes, which will be added to
these amounts, if applicable.
STATE SURCHARGES PER TEST
A $5 surcharge applies to all Praxis Subject Assessments that are
delivered at Nevada test centers. The surcharge does not apply to the
Praxis Core tests.
SPECIAL SERVICES (nonrefundable)
$50 each Additional score reports
$35 Telephone registration
$40 Date/Center change. You can change your test date
or test center, but not the test you registered for. If you need to take
a different test, the appointment must be canceled and a new one
created.
SCORE REVIEW SERVICE
$65 per test *
Preferred Forms of Payment
Credit or Debit Card (American Express
®
, Discover,
®
JCB
®
,
MasterCard
®
, and VISA
®
). Note: Any credit/debit card branded
with one of the five accepted credit card logos can be processed.
E T S reserves the right to add or remove online payment methods
at its own discretion and without notice.
Money Order or U.S. Postal Service Money Order
Bank Check, drawn on a bank in the United States, in U.S.
dollars only
PayPal
®
eCheck, drawn on a bank in the United States, in U.S. dollars
only. An eCheck can be used to register online or by phone.
Other Payment Policies
All fees are stated in U.S. dollars.
All payments must be for the full amount. If you do not include
the correct fee with mail requests, your registration or service
request may be returned.
Payments made by check or money order should be made
payable to E T S–Praxis.
If paying by check, please comply with the following:
Bank name and its address should be preprinted on the face
of the check.
Check must have a preprinted check number.
Check must include Test Taker or Payer name and address.
Check date CANNOT be over 90 days old.
Checks must be signed. Checks missing the preprinted
name and address, and checks with typewritten names, are
NOT acceptable.
Post-dated checks are NOT acceptable.
A check in U.S. dollars must be drawn on a bank in the U.S. By
sending your check, be aware that you are authorizing E T S, at its
discretion, to use the information on your check to make a one-
time electronic debit from your account for the amount of your
check. You will not be charged a processing fee for the electronic
debit service.
If you do not have sufficient funds in your account, your scores
will be withheld, you will be unable to register for additional
tests, and an additional service fee of $20 will be added to your
account. You will receive your scores as soon as the total
outstanding balance has been cleared. Contact E
T S to learn
about other payment options if you prefer not to have your
check used in this way.
If you do not include the correct fee, your registration or
service request may be returned.
Services may be withheld for nonpayment of fees.
There are no refunds for service fees. See “Test Fee Refunds”
on page 10 for exceptions.
Refunds will be made in U.S. dollar denominations.
Credit or debit cards may also be used for services ordered
directly from E T S–Praxis.
A $20 service fee is applied when payment is dishonored and
services have been rendered in accordance with E T S Terms
and Conditions.
Cash payments cannot be accepted.
PayPal payments are permitted online only. Please be sure that
you are enrolled with PayPal before you begin the registration
process online.
* Score reviews are only available for tests containing constructed-response questions. See
“Score Review Service” on p. 17 for additional information.
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Fee Waivers
A limited number of fee waivers are available for enrolled under-
graduate or graduate students who meet all eligibility requirements.
To be eligible
1. You must be receiving financial aid.
2. You must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student and
provide a current Enrollment Verification Certificate (you are
ineligible if you have a master’s degree or a doctorate) from your
institution. The Enrollment Verification Certificate must include
a school seal or National Student Clearinghouse watermark or the
signature of your Registrar.
3. You must provide a current FAFSA
®
Student Aid Report (SAR) that
shows an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less.
4. The registered test must be required by an authorized score recipient.
To be considered for a fee waiver for a test, submit a completed
Fee Waiver Request form (http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/
fee_waivers/) Enrollment Verification Certificate, and SAR by the
appropriate deadline listed on the form.
All fee waiver requests are processed on a first-come, first-served
basis. You are eligible for a fee waiver only once during a testing year.
If you qualify for a fee waiver, the test fees for up to three Praxis Core
Academic Skills for Educators tests or one Praxis Subject Assessment
may be waived. If you are requesting a fee waiver for all three Core
tests, the voucher issued to you will be for the combined Core test
(code 5752). Using the voucher for the combined test will allow you
to register to take all three tests on the same test date. (Note: state
surcharges still apply for Nevada and will not be waived if your fee
waiver request is approved—see “Fees for Tests and Related Services”
on page 8.)
IF YOUR PRIMARY LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH (PLNE)
Praxis tests are only given in English. If you are a test taker whose
primary language is not English (PLNE), you may be eligible for
extended testing time. Test takers who meet E
T S requirements will
be allowed 50 percent additional testing time.
Once PLNE accommodations are approved, test changes and/or
additions, or test center changes, are not permitted. PLNE
accommodations are not offered for language tests.
How to Apply for PLNE
Your request for PLNE accommodations must include the following:
1. A completed Certification of Documentation form (page 23).
The Program has the right to request further verification, if
needed, of the professional’s credentials and expertise relevant
to the certification of documentation form. A business card or
school seal or school stamp must be affixed to the certification of
documentation form.
2.
A completed Eligibility Form for Test Takers Whose Primary
Language Is Not English (page 24). It is necessary to complete this
form each time you register for these accommodations.
3. A completed Test Authorization Voucher Request Form (page 20)
and appropriate fees. Be sure to check the box at the top of the form
to indicate that you are requesting testing accommodations.
You can mail or email your documents to ETS. If you email them,
do NOT include credit card information on the Test Authorization
Voucher Request form. If you are paying with a paper check or money
order, all documents must be sent together to: E
T S–Praxis, Box
382065, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8065. If you prefer to provide credit/
debit card information to pay, please mail all documents to: E
T S–
Praxis, PO Box 6054, Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 or email them to
disability.reg@ets.org. Once your accommodation request is approved,
E
T S will contact you with a voucher number and instructions on
how to register.
Test appointments are scheduled based on availability, and not
all tests are offered year-round. Please plan ahead and check test
date availability before requesting accommodations, and allow
approximately 3 weeks before your intended test date for the
processing of your request. Requests that are received late, are
on outdated forms, or are incomplete will be returned to you
unprocessed. All documentation must be approved before you can
register. E
T S will make every effort to evaluate all requests in a
timely manner. If further verification of the professional’s credentials
and expertise relevant to the documentation submitted is needed, it is
possible that testing will be delayed until the next applicable test date.
E T S recognizes the right of individuals to confidentiality with
regard to documentation supplied by and about them that may be
stored in files held by E
T S and the concomitant responsibility of E T S
to safeguard information in its files from unauthorized disclosure.
Using Previously Approved PLNE Accommodations for
Subsequent Praxis Tests
If you previously registered and ETS approved your
accommodation(s), you may request the same accommodation(s)
for additional Praxis tests (excluding language tests) on subsequent
test dates. Please allow approximately three weeks before your
intended test date for the processing of your request.
To request that your approved PLNE accommodations be provided
for subsequent Praxis tests, please email stassd@ets.org with the
following information:
A written statement asking that your approved PLNE
accommodation(s) be applied to additional Praxis test(s)
Your full first and last name
Your Praxis ID number
Test Code(s) for the test(s) you are taking
Test Name(s) for the test(s) you are taking
The request must be approved before you register. When you have
been approved, ETS will email an acknowledgment. Please wait for
your email approval before registering for the test.
TELEPHONE REGISTRATION
Fee: $35 (in addition to applicable surcharge and test fees)
To register by telephone, you must have already created a Praxis
account online, at www.ets.org/praxis. Now includes selected
overseas centers as well. Test takers calling to register for a test
must call at least 4 days before their intended test date—test
appointments are scheduled based on availability. Please see
www.ets.org/praxis/register/dates_centers for testing schedules.
File Corrections
You may not change your name on the file. If your name has changed
for any reason, including marriage or divorce, you must create a new
online Praxis account providing your name exactly as it appears on
the primary identification you will present on test day.
If your file contains an error, make corrections to your date of
birth, Social Security number, the spelling of your name, or other
information at least one day before the test administration to ensure
that your scores are reported with the correct personal information.
To make corrections to your date of birth, Social Security number, or
other information, sign into your Praxis account and select “Update
Personal or Contact Information” in the “Manage Profile” section and
make the appropriate change.
To correct the spelling of your name, contact ETS at
praxis@ets.org or 1-800-772-9476, and provide the information as
it now exists in the file, along with the change(s) requested.
If you made corrections after the test administration and need
your scores resent to a score recipient, you may order an Additional
Score Report (ASR) online, by mail, phone, or fax. ASRs cost $50 per
score recipient (see page 17).
Change or Cancel Your Test
Registration
Make Changes to Your Testing Appointment
There are two ways you can change your test center, test date or test
time for a current test registration:
log in to your Praxis account and process the change online
contact E T S at 1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico and Canada) or 1-609-771-7395 (all other locations).
Note: You must make changes up to 3 days before your appointment
(not including the day of your test) or your fees will be forfeited. For
example, the deadline to make changes to a Friday appointment is
Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. ET. E
T S cannot guarantee that the testing time
or test center you are now requesting will be available. There is a $40
fee for this service.
Cancel a Test
There are two ways you can cancel a test for which you are
currently registered:
log in to your Praxis account and process the change online
contact E T S at 1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada) or 1-609-771-7395 (all other locations)
Note: You must cancel your test up to 3 days before the test date
or your fees will be forfeited. If you cancel your original test by the
appropriate deadline, you may be eligible for a refund of 50 percent of
your test fees. Please see “Test Fee Refunds” below.
Test Fee Refunds
If you are absent from or arrive too late to take the test at the test
administration for which you are registered, you will not be entitled
to any refund.
Refunds will be in U.S. dollars. If original payment was a check,
please allow 8 weeks after your cancellation for your refund to be
processed. If you paid by eCheck, please allow 9 to 10 business days
for processing. Payments made by credit/debit card will be credited
back to that account. Service fees are nonrefundable.
If you cancel your registration, you will be eligible for a refund
of 50% of your test fees. (Service fees are nonrefundable.) To cancel
your registration online, log into your Praxis account up to 3 days
before your original appointment (not including the day of your
test). Your refund will be processed automatically. To cancel a test
registration by mail, send a written request via email to praxis@ets
.org or use the Refund Request Form, which is downloadable from
the Praxis website at www
.ets.org/praxis. Please be sure to:
Provide the name of the test(s) canceled, your name, address,
phone number
, date of birth, your Candidate ID, and the canceled
test date.
Mail the form to Praxis, Registration Refund, P.O.Box6051,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051, USA.
The request must be received up to 3 days before your test date
(not including the day of your test).
Surcharges, if applicable, will be refunded.
Test Retake Policy
Tests may be taken after 35 days, not including your initial test date.
For example: If you take a test on the first of the month, you cannot
retake it until the 6th day of the following month. (Note: if you take a
combined test, such as the combined Core Academic Skills for
Educators test, you cannot take an individual Core test until after the
35-day period.) This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test
taken previously. If you violate this restriction, the scores from your
retest will be canceled by E
T S and your test fees will not be refunded.
Note: The test retake policy will be enforced even if a violation
is not immediately identified (e.g., inconsistent registration
information) and test scores have been reported. In such cases,
the invalid scores will be canceled and score recipients will be
notified of the cancellation.
Acknowledgment and Data
Retention
Acknowledgment
This Acknowledgment, including the Privacy Notice at
www.ets.org/legal/privacy, contains the terms and conditions
between you and Educational Testing Service (“E
T S,” “we,” “us,”
“our”) regarding the E T S test you are now registering for and/or
the testing products and services you are now requesting (these are
together referred to as “Testing Services”). It applies to all actions
you take regarding the Testing Services, including creating an online
account, providing survey information regarding a test that you take,
requesting one of our services relating to the test and completing a
test or product order and providing payment information.
Personal Information
In registering for the Testing Services, you acknowledge and
agree that we have the right to obtain, collect, store, use, disclose
(including to public authorities and score recipients), extract and
transmit (collectively “use”) the personal information you provide,
including your full name, home address, email address, telephone
number, social security or similar number, passport number, national
ID number, gender, nationality, age, date of birth, responses to
other background information questions, test administration date
and details, payment information and how you specifically use our
Website. This also includes our use of biometric data (including
fingerprints, audio recordings, facial images and video files) provided
by you in the course of your registering for and participating in the
Testing Services. All of the above data is referred to as “Personal
Information.” Which Personal Information we hold, how we use it
and how long we hold it for may be subject to legal limitations in the
jurisdiction in which you receive the Testing Services. E
T S strives to
meet these legal requirements, and further information on how we
do so is provided below.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to:
complete any registration, purchases or other transactions you
request
improve our products and services, and identify, develop and offer
new or expanded products and services
improve and personalize your experience on the Website, and
customize the content and/or format of the pages you visit
subject to your opting-in (see page 11), notify you about updates,
products, services and/or special offers from E T S, its affiliates and
selected third parties
ask you to participate in brief surveys or provide other
information
generate aggregate statistical studies and conduct research
ourselves or jointly with others related to our products and
services and the use of our Website
If you agree (or have agreed) under other agreements with E
T S
that we may use your Personal Information in additional ways,
those other agreements will not be limited by this separate
Acknowledgment.
International Transfer
E T S, its Website, and its servers are located in the United States.
Therefore, your information, including Personal Information, will
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be transferred from your location to the United States in accordance
with applicable laws. It may also be transferred directly from your
location or via the U.S. to other countries who provide processing
services to E
T S, all at the direction of E T S and in accordance
with applicable laws. In accepting this Acknowledgment, you are
agreeing to cross-border transfers of your information, including
your Personal Information. If you do not agree to these cross-border
transfers, then you should refrain from using the Website. You may
have a right under applicable law to revoke your consent to the
international transfer of your Personal Information. If you do so, we
are unlikely to be able to continue providing the Testing Services
to you.
Third-Party Disclosure
We communicate your Personal Information to certain third parties,
within the jurisdiction of your location and elsewhere, with whom
we have a direct or indirect business or contract relationship in order
to provide you with the Testing Services you have requested. These
third parties assist with various aspects of the delivery of the Testing
Services, including security services and score distribution services.
Your Rights
In some instances, under applicable laws, you have the right to
withdraw your consent and require us to delete your Personal
Information should the lawful purposes for which we hold it cease.
You may also request that we correct your Personal Information if it
is incorrect, inaccurate, misleading or incomplete. To protect your
privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your
identity before granting access or making corrections.
If required under applicable laws, at your request and on
satisfactory proof of identity (as determined by E T S), we will provide
you (i) confirmation that we hold your Personal Information, (ii)
details or a description of the Personal Information we hold in
an intelligible form; (iii) information of how we came to hold the
Personal Information, the purposes for which we are using it, and in
some cases the methods and logic we use in processing the Personal
Information; (iv) further corporate information regarding E
T S and,
in some circumstances, the other corporate entities who may process
the Personal Information on behalf of E
T S.
To request any of the above actions, please contact us at:
Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541,
USA, email: etsinfo@ets.org
You may also have the right under certain applicable laws to
complain to a regulatory authority in your country if you believe we
have not processed your Personal Information in compliance with
applicable laws.
Further Communications
We ask you to provide your contact details, including email address,
telephone and mobile phone details. We use this information so
that we can quickly provide you with information (principally by
way of email, telephone, SMS or other electronic means) regarding
the Testing Services you have requested and to provide you with
information about other testing products and services (which we
will do in accordance with applicable laws). When you receive
communications from us about other testing products and services,
you will have the opportunity of subsequently opting-out of receiving
these, and our communications will contain instructions on how
to do so. Remember, however, that we may still send emails or call
you in order to provide the Testing Service you have purchased or
otherwise requested from us.
Governing Law
You agree that this Acknowledgment will be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the
State of New Jersey, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.
Additional Information
This paragraph containing additional information is of general
application, but it is also provided for purposes of the EU General
Data Protection Regulation when it comes into force (to the extent
the Regulation is applicable to you in the context of the Testing
Services): E
T S Corporate Details (including contact details):
Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541,
USA, email: etsinfo@ets.org.
Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing: To provide tests
and testing services as requested, including processing for the
administration of tests, such as marking and score reporting to test
takers and nominated score recipients.
Legitimate Interests relied upon: E T S requires your Personal
Information for purposes of administering educational tests and
providing these tests in a secure manner so that test takers receive
accurate results and test qualifications are recognized by intended
score recipients.
International Transfers: Data will be transferred to data
processors engaged by E T S in various jurisdictions outside of the
EEA, depending on the particular Testing Services requested. These
transfers are made in accordance with the acknowledgment you have
given above and intercompany and third party transfer agreements,
in accordance with applicable laws.
Personal Information Retention: Personal Information is generally
held for 5 years from the date of its submission. This period may
be extended by E
T S if the score for the Testing Service you require
remains valid for a longer period (which information is usually
contained in your testing result information), if the Testing Service
you have requested is being reviewed or if our legitimate interest in
retaining your Personal Information remains in place. It also may
be shorter if we no longer require your Personal Information (for
example, if you have expressed interest in a test but have not taken
one). You may contact us at etsinfo@ets.org if you require further
information.
Data Subject Rights: In addition to the rights described above, you
may have data portability rights. For security reasons, most testing
organizations will require that Personal Information be obtained
directly from you and this may limit the usefulness of your data
portability rights.
Supervisory Body: Please contact the national data processing
authority in the jurisdiction in which you receive the Testing
Services.
For Hong Kong residents only: Subject to applicable laws
regarding our use of your Personal Information, we will not use your
Personal Information if we do not reasonably believe that such use
is in your interests. In order for us to supply you with the Testing
Services, you must supply us with your Personal Information to
complete any registration, purchase or other transaction you request
online and/or perform any of our other contractual obligations to you
which requires us to have the Personal Information.
For Australian residents only: please be informed that if you agree
to the overseas disclosure of the information or transfer of your data
outside of Australia, E
T S and its affiliates will not be required to take
reasonable steps to ensure that E T S or its affiliates’ use of such data
outside of Australia does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles.
For Canadian Residents only: This is the notification that E T S is
required to provide to Canadian residents. Please see above regarding
International Data Transfers. Where we transfer Personal Data to
third parties we contractually require third parties to have a written
procedures in place that comply with the requirements of the
applicable privacy laws in Canada.
For Singapore Residents only: In connection with the transfer of
your Personal Information outside of Singapore, E T S believes that
the laws of the recipient country of your Personal Information will
provide a standard of protection comparable to the applicable laws of
Singapore.
Contact Information
If you have questions or requests concerning our use of your
Personal Information, you should contact: etsinfo@ets.org.
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and agree to the terms and conditions on page 11, particularly those
relating to our use of biometric data and the international transfer of
Personal Information.
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Data Retention
Educational Testing Service shall at all times protect your personal
information with operational, administrative, technical and physical
security safeguards. Unless your photograph or other biometric
samples taken on the day of the test during the check-in or
registration process are being used in connection with a test security
investigation, E
T S shall retain them for a maximum of three years
unless local regulations limit retention.
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If you are a minor as determined by applicable law and living outside of the
United States, to the extent required by applicable law, the person clicking
“Accept” must be a parent or guardian.
ON TEST DAY
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We will keep your information as required to meet the following
requirements:
Protect against fraud, theft, and misrepresentation by
unauthorized test takers
Purpose of identity verification
Maintain integrity of the testing process
Identification (ID) Requirements
All test takers are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable
identification each time they report to a test center. It is your
responsibility to ensure that your ID documents are up to date and
available on the day of the test.
Your ID requirements depend on your country of citizenship and where
you plan to test. Please read the specific section for acceptable primary
and supplemental ID documents and allowed exceptions.
You are responsible for ensuring that the first and last names you
used to register exactly match the first and last names on the ID
document(s) you will present at the test center.
If your name has changed since you registered for a test, you
must ensure that you have appropriate ID matching the name on
your registration to show at the test center. It is recommended
that you have ID in the correct name BEFORE you complete the
registration process. Additionally, you must create a new online
Praxis account providing your name exactly as it appears on the
primary identification you will present on test day. During the
creation of your new account, we advise that you leave the Social
Security number (SSN) field blank to avoid technical issues.
After the new account is created, you will have the opportunity
to enter your SSN by clicking the “Update Personal or Contact
Information” link.
ID verification at check-in at the test center may include:
- Biometric voice and photo identification
- Fingerprinting/thumbprinting
- Video surveillance
- Signature comparison
If you refuse to participate, you may not be permitted to
test and you will forfeit your test fees. This is in addition to
the requirement that you must present acceptable and valid
identification.
If the test administrator questions the ID you present, you may
be required to provide supplemental ID. If positive confirmation
cannot be made, you may not be permitted to test or your test
score may be withheld.
All test takers are encouraged to bring at least two forms of
acceptable ID each time they report to a test center. Prior
admission to a test center based on a given ID document does
not assure that that document will be considered acceptable. Test
centers are not required to hold your seat if you leave the center
to obtain acceptable identification.
Admission to the test center does not assure that the ID you
provided is valid or that your scores will be reported. All reported
cases of questionable ID are subject to review and approval by
the E
T S Office of Testing Integrity either during or after the test
administration. E T S reserves the right to withhold and/or cancel
scores in the event that the ID requirements set forth herein are
not met.
You may be required to show your ID and/or to sign a test center
log at various points throughout the test administration.
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our test fees will not be refunded if you are not permitted to test
or if your scores are withheld or canceled because of invalid or
unacceptable ID.
ID DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
With few exceptions, ID documents must meet all of the following
requirements. Each ID document must:
be an original document; photocopied documents are not
acceptable and documents cannot be presented on a cell phone
or any other electronic device
be a government-issued national/state/province identity card
that is recognized by the country in which you are a citizen or
permanent resident
be valid; expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have
passed) are not acceptable
bear the test taker’s first and last name and match your
name exactly (including accents) as you entered it when you
registered
bear a recent photograph that clearly matches the test taker
bear the test taker’s signature; the name and signature must
match
See “Unacceptable ID Documents” on the next page.
See Exceptions and Requirements on page 13 if:
you are testing in Mainland China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan,
Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, or the
Philippines
you are testing outside your country of citizenship
you are not a U.S. citizen and you are testing in the U.S.,
including renewal of documents
you are a Citizen of European Union, Schengen Zone, Gulf
Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab country, or Mercosur
countries
you have a multiple-part last name
you are in the process of renewing your driver’s license
you are testing in your country of citizenship and your primary
ID does not possess a signature
you are in the military and your Military ID does not contain
your signature
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you have been granted political asylum or refugee status
you have any questions about the acceptability of your ID
document(s)
ACCEPTABLE PRIMARY ID DOCUMENTS
The following government-issued ID documents are acceptable for
admission to a test center within your country of citizenship:
Passport
Passport Card (United States only—must be accompanied by
valid supplemental ID)
Driver’s license (including provisional driver’s license as
outlined under “Driver’s License Renewals”)
State or Province ID card (including those issued by the motor
vehicle agencies)
National ID card
Military ID card
SUPPLEMENTAL ID DOCUMENTS
You may be required to provide a supplemental ID if the test
administrator questions your primary ID document and/or if
your primary ID document is otherwise acceptable but does not
bear your full name, photograph or signature.
If your supplemental ID does not have a signature, you
may present a second government-issued photo ID. If you
cannot present two forms of government-issued, photo-
bearing identification in the same name as the name on your
registration, you will not be permitted to take the test.
Supplemental ID documents may not be used to resolve last
name discrepancies. The last name on your primary ID must
match the name on your admission ticket.
The following ID documents are generally acceptable as
supplemental ID:
Government-issued ID card (including, but not limited to,
those listed under Primary ID Documents earlier in this section)
Student ID card
Confirmation of identity letter from your educational
institution. This letter must be typed or printed on the original
letterhead of the educational institution you attend(ed) and,
in addition to meeting all of the ID Document Requirements
listed earlier in this section, must include your date of birth
and the date issued. Additionally, a school official’s signature
and the school seal must be present and both must overlap your
photograph. Such letters are valid for only one year from the
date issued.
UNACCEPTABLE ID DOCUMENTS
The following documents are not acceptable as primary or
supplemental ID under any circumstances:
Any document that is photocopied or expired
Any ID document presented at the center on a cell phone or any
other electronic device
Any document that does not bear your first and last names
exactly as they appear on the admission ticket
International driver’s license
Draft classification card
International student ID
Credit/debit card of any kind
Notary-prepared letter or document
Birth certificate
Social Security card
Employee ID card
Temporary ID card, excluding driver’s license, resident card,
and employment authorization card renewals
Diplomatic, consulate or embassy ID card
Any document that is not recognized by a government agency
Exceptions and Requirements:
TESTING IN CANADA
A test taker who is not a Canadian citizen and cannot present a
passport can be admitted to a Canadian test center with one of the
following alternative ID documents. If the alternative document is
missing your photo or signature, it must be presented along with
a secondary ID, such as a driver’s license, student ID card, letter of
identity from a school or sponsoring agency, or Canadian Health
Card.
Record of Landing/Permanent Resident Card (IMM1000)
Notice of Decision (for a Convention Refugee) or Refugee
Protection Claimant Document (IMM1442)
TESTING IN MAINLAND CHINA
Residents of Mainland China must present a valid Second
Generation National Resident ID Card.
Residents of Taiwan must present their Travel Permit to
Mainland China.
Citizens from all other countries and locations must present a
valid passport.
TESTING IN TAIWAN
Residents of China must present their travel permit to Taiwan.
TESTING IN BANGLADESH, INDIA, PAKISTAN AND NIGERIA
You MUST present a valid passport with your name, photograph and
signature as your primary ID document. There are no exceptions to
this policy.
TESTING IN SAUDI ARABIA
If you are working in Saudi Arabia and are not a citizen, you may use
your employer-sponsored Iqama Residence Identification along with a
supplemental ID that includes your name, photograph and signature.
You must present two forms of identification.
TESTING IN THE PHILIPPINES
In the Philippines you may present a Social Security System ID Card,
issued by the Republic of the Philippines, that includes your name,
photograph and signature along with a supplemental ID from the list
of acceptable supplemental ID documents.
DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL CERTIFICATE—TEMPORARY
POLICY FOR THE PHILIPPINES
If your driver’s license is expired and you have been issued a renewal
certificate receipt, providing both documents together is acceptable
as long as the name on the expired driver’s license and the name on
the renewal certificate are the same.
TESTING IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Government-issued national/state/province identity card
including the Emirates Identity Card
TESTING OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP
You must present a valid passport with your name, photograph
and signature as your primary ID document. See “Supplemental
ID Documents” on this page.
Non-U.S. citizens testing within the U.S. must present a
passport that meets all of the ID document requirements listed
earlier in this section.
Diplomatic and embassy ID cards cannot be used as primary
identification in place of a passport.
If your passport is not written in English-language letters, you
must also present a supplemental ID that contains your name;
a recent, recognizable photo; signature; and is in English. If
you do not have a supplemental ID and the test center staff
cannot read the language in which it is written, you may not be
permitted to take the test.
The following documents may be acceptable for admission to U.S.
test centers if presented along with an acceptable supplemental
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ID. If you are in the process of renewing the document and have
the expired document in your possession, you may present it
together with the government-issued renewal extension letter.
Permanent Resident Card/Resident Alien Card or government-
issued renewal authorization form.
Temporary Resident Card or government-issued renewal
authorization form.
Employment Authorization Card or government-issued
renewal form.
Mexican Border Crosser Card (This form of ID may be accepted
only at test centers within 25 miles of the Mexican border.)
TESTING IN EUROPEAN UNION/SCHENGEN ZONE/GULF
COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC) ARAB COUNTRIES/MERCOSUR
COUNTRIES
If you are testing in a European Union, Schengen Zone, Arab
States of the Gulf (GCC) countries or Mercosur countries other
than the one where you reside, you can use your valid national
or European identity card, if you have one. The card must
contain your name; a recent, recognizable photo; your date of
birth; and your signature. If this identification does not contain
all of these elements, you will be required to present a second
ID from the list of acceptable secondary identifications.
MULTIPLE-PART LAST NAME
If the ID document you will present on the day of the test contains
a multiple-part last name, your admission ticket must exactly
match your ID. You cannot use a supplemental ID to resolve last
name discrepancies.
DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWALS
If you are in the U.S. military and your driver’s license has an
official extension sticker validating that your driver’s license has
been extended, this can be used as supplemental ID along with
your U.S. Military ID.
If your driver’s license has expired but you present it along with
your original Department of Public Safety renewal certificate,
these two documents together are acceptable if the names on
both documents match exactly. If a provisional driver’s license
is issued in lieu of a renewal certificate, it will be accepted as a
primary ID document if it contains your photo, signature, and
an expiration date.
MILITARY ID WITHOUT SIGNATURE
If your Military ID does not contain your signature, you must
present a supplemental ID.
UNABLE TO MEET ID REQUIREMENTS
If you have been granted political asylum, have refugee status or are
otherwise unable to meet the identification requirements, you must
contact the E
TS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI) at least seven
days before registering to test. You must receive approval from OTI
before you may register. You should also be prepared to submit any
requested documents to O
TI for review before receiving approval. If
you do not contact OTI before you register, and as a result you are
not permitted to test or your test scores are withheld, your test fees
will not be refunded.
E
TS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI)
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ET
Email: TSReturns@ets.org
Phone:
1-800-750-6991 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
and Canada)
1-609-406-5430 (all other locations)
Fax: 1-609-406-9709
For general questions about acceptable ID, call:
1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7395 (all other locations)
If you do not contact the E
T S Office of Testing Integrity before
registering and are not permitted to test, you will forfeit your
registration and test fees.
Test Center Procedures
and Regulations
GENERAL GUIDELINES ON TEST DAY
Be sure to bring your admission ticket and ID documents with
you to the test center. Your admission ticket is important because
it contains the test center address and reporting time on test day.
While you are not required to present it at the test center, test
center personnel may ask you for it.
The test administrator will assign you a seat.
Test-related information written on clothing and footwear,
ID documents, or on any part of the body is prohibited.
Test centers do not have large waiting areas. Friends or relatives
who accompany you to the test center will not be permitted to
wait in the test center or be in contact with you while you are
taking the test (or during a break). Except for E
TS-authorized
observers, visitors are not permitted in the testing room while
testing is in progress or during a break.
ETS respects individuals’ privacy and has implemented
procedures to ensure that the check-in process is completed
in a respectful manner. ETS reserves the right to ensure the
security of test content by using electronic detection scanning
devices (e.g., hand-held metal detectors/wands) and may also
employ additional security measures such as visual inspections
for unauthorized testing aids or other wearable technology.
Test takers should be prepared to undergo these security
measures to ensure a fair testing environment. Failure to
comply may result in dismissal from the test and forfeiture of
your test fees.
To ensure unauthorized aids are not brought into the testing
room, additional visual inspections of clothing, footwear, and
ID documents may also be conducted. You may also be required
to remove your eyeglasses for close visual inspection. These
inspections will be done at check-in and upon return from
a break. Unless an inspection is required for use or possession
of an unauthorized aid during the test session, removal of
footwear is prohibited in the testing room.
Personal items other than ID documents are not allowed in the
testing room and are not permitted during a break. This includes
any phones, tablets, all watches, wearable technology, and any
other electronic, recording, listening, scanning or photographic
devices. If you are seen using or accessing any of these electronic
devices and/or transmitting data, including but not limited to text
messaging, email and photographs, your device may be inspected
and/or confiscated. You may not access your phone during the
test or during breaks to check messages, make a call, check the
time, or for any other reason.
Jewelry is prohibited, except for wedding and engagement rings.
Do not wear other jewelry to the test center.
You are required to remain in the test center building. It is your
responsibility to ask the test administrator for permission to
leave the test center vicinity—for example, to go to the nearest
restroom. If you leave the test center without permission, you
may be dismissed or your scores canceled.
Clothing and other personal items that include, but are not
limited to, hair accessories, neckties, bowties, hats, scarves,
jackets and outerwear are subject to inspection by the test center
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administrator. Refrain from wearing such items as tie clips, cuff
links, ornate clips, combs, barrettes, headbands and other hair
accessories on test day, as you may be prohibited from wearing
them in the testing room.
Before the test, you will receive instructions from test center staff
regarding where to store personal items. You will not have access
to your personal items during the test administration except for
food, beverages and medication, which may be accessed during a
break.
If you fail to follow the instructions of the test center staff,
you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be
refunded. Any violation of these procedures during the test or
during breaks may result in dismissal from the test center and/or
cancellation of your test scores.
Test centers assume no responsibility for personal items
including watches, jewelry or devices that you choose to bring to
the test center. You may be asked to empty your pockets, raise
your pant legs above your ankles, pull up your sleeves above
your wrists for visual inspection, and you may be scanned with
a hand-held metal detector wand. Such inspections are routine
prior to each entry into the testing room. You may request
that the inspections be performed by a staff member of the
same gender and/or in an area sheltered from the view of other
people. Test center staff will make every effort to accommodate
such requests, but ETS cannot guarantee that all test centers
will have the necessary staff and space available.
On occasion, weather conditions or other circumstances beyond
the test administrator’s or ETS’s control may require a delayed
start or the rescheduling of your test.
Calculators
Graphing, scientific, and four-function calculators are allowed
or required for some Praxis tests; for detailed information, see
“Calculator Use” at www.ets.org/praxis. For Praxis assessments
that provide an on-screen calculator, test takers are NOT
permitted to bring and use their own calculators. They must
use the on-screen calculator provided in the test. Unless it is
specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a
particular test, calculators may not be used.
E
TS reserves the right to take appropriate action and/or notify
appropriate authorities including, but not limited to, law enforcement
authorities, if a test taker responds in a threatening or disturbing
way to essay or speaking questions or communicates with ETS either
verbally or in writing in a threatening or disturbing manner.
Procedures and Regulations
The following procedures and regulations apply during the entire test
session, which begins at sign-in, ends at sign-out, and includes breaks.
Arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes before your
scheduled appointment time.
You may be required to read and sign a Confidentiality and
Regulations Agreement at the test center. If you do not complete
and sign the agreement,
you may not be allowed to test and your
fees will NOT be refunded.
You may be required to sign the test center log before and after
the test session and any time you leave or enter the testing
room. Other than ID, personal items (such as handbags and
study materials) are not allowed in the testing room and may
not be accessed during a break, except for food, beverages, and
medication. Before the test, you will be assigned a locker or
receive instructions from test center personnel regarding where
you must store personal items. Storage space is limited, so plan
accordingly.
The test administrator will provide you with scratch paper for
use during the test to assist you in working out problems and
for appropriate note-taking during timed sections of the test.
You may not take your own scratch paper to the test. Scratch
paper is not to be used before the test or during breaks. During
the test, if you have used all of your scratch paper, you must
return it to the test center staff in order to receive more. You
cannot remove a page or portion of the scratch paper at any
time. All paper, in its entirety, must be returned to the test
center administrator at the end of the testing session. You may
not write on anything other than the scratch paper provided
(e.g., computer or workstation or ID document). Scratch
paper should NOT be used during the untimed sections or
during breaks. If you are observed using any documents or
unauthorized papers other than the designated scratch paper
distributed by the test site, they will be confiscated by the test
center staff.
For paper-delivered tests administered as an accommodation for a
disability, test takers may use the test book for scratch work. Scratch
paper is not provided except as an approved accommodation.
Dress comfortably and come prepared for varying room
temperatures. If you need to remove an item of clothing during
the test (e.g., sweater), you will be instructed to place it in
the storage area provided by the test center at check-in. If no
storage area is available, the item of clothing may be hung on
the back of your chair. If you leave the testing room to go to the
storage area, this will be treated as an unscheduled break; i.e.,
you will be asked to sign out/in of the testing room, show ID, etc.
Note: The exam clock will not stop during this time.
Most Praxis tests do not offer a scheduled break; however, you
may take one short, unscheduled break. If you choose to take
an unscheduled break, your test clock will NOT stop. Because
timing will not stop for this break, it is recommended that you
return from the break as quickly as possible.
If you are taking a combined test, such as the Core Academic
Skills for Educators or Elementary Education: Multiple
Subjects test, and you take a short, unscheduled break after
the conclusion of one test, but before completing review of the
General Directions for the next test, your test clock will not
start until you return and complete the General Directions.
Although you will not lose test time by taking an unscheduled
break between tests, it is recommended that you return from the
break as quickly as possible to avoid running over the scheduled
appointment time. Test administrators are required to report test
takers who take excessive or extended breaks.
If you need to leave your seat at any time other than a scheduled
break, raise your hand; timing of the section will not stop.
If at any time during the test you have a problem with your
computer, or for any reason need the administrator, raise your hand.
Testing premises are subject to videotaping.
The maximum time allotted for the General Directions and other
untimed sections is 30 minutes. The purpose of the General
Directions is to become familiar with the computer functions and
other important information that will make your test experience
as convenient as possible. The time you spend on the General
Directions and other untimed sections should not be for any
other purpose. You may not use scratch paper during this time.
Infractions will be reported to E
TS, and the test administrator is
authorized to dismiss you from the test administration if you fail
to follow the test administrator’s directions.
The testing session is actively monitored by test center staff.
This includes staff walking around, and entering and leaving the
testing room.
Art: Content and Analysis Test (5135)
IMPORTANT: This Art test requires you to upload 4 digital images
of your artwork in at least two different media to your My Praxis
account at www.ets.org/mypraxis. Print a copy of each image
from your My Praxis account. It is extremely important for test
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takers to bring the printout of all four digital reproductions of
their work to the testing site. Test takers will be asked to enter
the image ID as the first line of their responses when taking
the test. These printouts will not be returned to you, but will be
collected at the test center. You must upload these images no later
than 3 days before your test date. If you do not bring printouts
of these images with you to the test center, you may not be
permitted to test. For more information about the requirements
for these images, please see the Study Companion for Art: Content
and Analysis (5135).
DISMISSAL FROM A TEST CENTER
A test administrator is authorized to dismiss you from a test session
and/or your scores may be canceled by ETS for actions such as, but
not limited to, the following:
attempting to take the test for someone else or having someone
else take the test for you
failing to provide acceptable identification
obtaining improper access to the test, a part of the test, or
information about the test. This includes having preknowledge of
test questions or answers in advance of the test administration,
in any form, and/or bringing such information to the test center
in any form, including on identification documents, stored in cell
phones, or any other method.
possessing or using any phones, watches, wearable technology, or
other electronic, recording, listening, scanning, or photographic
device. Such devices are prohibited at the test center. If you bring
these devices to the test center, you will be dismissed from the
test, forfeit your test fees, and will have your scores canceled by
E
TS even if dismissal is not enforced on the day of the test.
using any aids in connection with the test, including, without
limitation, calculators (except when approved as a testing
accommodation), all watches, books, pamphlets, notes,
unauthorized scratch paper, rulers, pens, mechanical pencils,
highlighter pens, scan pens or devices, stereos or radios with
headphones, dictionaries, translators, compasses, protractors
creating a disturbance (Disruptive behavior in any form will not be
tolerated. The test administrator and ETS have sole discretion in
determining what constitutes disruptive behavior.)
attempting to give or receive assistance. Discussion or sharing
of test content or answers during the test administration, during
a break, or after the test is prohibited. Communication in any
form is not permitted during the test administration.
removing or attempting to remove test content from the test
center. Under no circumstances may test content or any part of
the test content be removed, reproduced, and/or disclosed by
any means (e.g., hard copy, verbally, electronically) to any person
or entity.
tampering with a computer
attempting to remove any portion of the scratch paper from the
testing room or using scratch paper during untimed sections
or during a break. If you are observed using any document
other than the designated scratch paper,
the document will be
confiscated by the test center staff. All paper, in its entirety, must
be returned to the test center administrator at the end of the
testing session.
bringing a weapon or firearm into the test center
bringing food, beverages, electronic cigarettes, or tobacco into
the testing room
leaving the test center building during the test session or
during a break
leaving the test center vicinity during the test or during a break
without permission
leaving the testing room without permission. You are not
permitted to go outside the test center building unless it is to use
the restroom during the test administration, including breaks.
leaving the testing room before the test session is dismissed
taking excessive or extended unscheduled breaks during the
test session. Test administrators are required to strictly monitor
unscheduled breaks and report test takers who take excessive or
extended breaks.
referring to, looking through, or working on any test, or test
section, when not authorized to do so, or working after time has
been called
failing to follow any of the test administration regulations
contained in this Bulletin, given by the test administrator, or
specified in any test materials
E
TS reserves the right to take all action—including, but not limited
to, barring you from any future ETS test and/or canceling your
scores—for failure to comply with test administration regulations or
the test administrator’s directions. If your scores are canceled, they
will not be reported, and your test fees will not be refunded.
ETS takes test security very
seriously. Although tests are
administered under strict supervision and security measures, testing
irregularities may sometimes occur. Please contact ETS as soon as
possible to report any observed irregular behavior that is either
observed or reported to you—for example, someone copying from
another test taker, taking a test for someone else, having access to
test questions before the exam, or using notes or unauthorized aids.
All information will be held in strictest confidence. Reports of cheating
or fraud will be investigated thoroughly and offenders may be
prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Phone: 1-800-353-8570 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-406-5430 (all other locations)
Fax: 1-609-406-9709
Email: TSReturns@ets.org
REGISTERING A COMPLAINT
If you think conditions at the test center were such that you were
unable to perform satisfactorily, you may cancel your score(s) and
request a retest. If you wish to cancel your score(s), you must select
the “Cancel Scores” option at the end of the test. Retests cannot be
offered if the “Report Scores” option has been selected and the
unofficial scores have been viewed. Complaints must be received in
writing no later than 7 business days after the administration.
Complaints received after this period will not be accepted. ETS will
investigate before responding to your request. Please see page 7 for
additional information.
SCORES & SCORE REPORTS
www.ets.org/praxis/scores
Reporting Your Test Scores
If you test in one of the following states, a copy of your score will
automatically be sent to the state’s education department. However,
if you are not testing in your resident state but want your state
education department to receive your score report, you must add
the state as a score recipient. This applies to the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansa
s, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri,
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North
Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah,
Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
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If you completed or are planning to complete an approved teacher
education program in Guam, Maine, New Mexico, Texas, U.S. Virgin
Islands, or Wisconsin, you must designate your educational
institution as a score recipient. If you are applying for licensure in
one of these states, but completed your teacher preparation in another
state, you must submit an E
TS score report to the Guam Commission
for Education Certification, Maine Department of Education, New
Mexico State Department of Education, State Board for Education
Certification, Virgin Islands Department of Education, or the
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction along with your
licensure application.
Note to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology test takers:
Please refer to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Attending Institution/Recipient Code List to designate an
attending institution and a score recipient (see Praxis website).
Your Official Score Report
Your official scores are available to you via your online account.
Official score reporting dates vary, depending on which test you
took. Please see the Getting Your Praxis Scores
(www.ets.org/praxis/scores/) for additional information on the score
reporting dates. When your scores are available, you will receive an
email notifying you that your score report is ready to view online.
Score reports are available in your online account for ten years from
the score reporting date. We encourage you to save a copy of the
score report for your own files.
Scores for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core):
Reading (5713) and Mathematics (5733) tests are available
21 calendar days after the day of the test. Scores for the 5723 Core:
Writing test are available 20 business days after the day of the test.
Up to four free score recipients may be selected at the time of
registration. If you did not select the score recipients at the time
of registration, you may add or change these score recipients up to
3 days before your test date. In order for your attending institution
(college or university where you received training that most closely
relates to the test(s) you are taking) to receive a copy of your score
report, you MUST list the institution as a score recipient. If you wish
to send your scores to more than four institutions or agencies, you
may purchase additional score reports via your online account. See
the “Additional Score Reports (ASRs)” section that follows. Your
scores for a specific test will be sent to a designated recipient only if
that institution or agency is eligible to receive those test scores. For
exceptions, please see “Confidentiality of Information” on page 18.
Score reports will list your current score and highest score earned on
each test taken over the last 10 years.
To obtain an official score report for scores reported within the last
10 years, but before July 21, 2017, you will need to order an additional
score report. Please see https://www.ets.org/praxis/scores/send/ for
ordering information.
Your Unofficial Score Report
Praxis tests that include only selected-response questions will
offer you an opportunity to view unofficial scores at the end of
your testing session. If an unofficial score is not provided for
your selected-response test, it means that further analysis must
be conducted before scoring can be completed. This does NOT
indicate any problem with the administration of your test and will
NOT result in any delay of the reporting of your official score. Tests
that include constructed-response questions will not provide an
unofficial score because of the time needed for your responses to be
rated. Test centers cannot provide printed copies of score reports.
Once you have viewed your scores—whether you view the
unofficial scores at the testing center, or you view your official
score report—you will not have the option to cancel them. Once
your scores have been canceled, they will not be reported, and they
cannot be reinstated on your record. You will not receive a refund if
you choose to cancel your scores.
Questions That Do Not Count
Toward Your Score
The test(s) you take may include one or more questions that do not
count toward your score. These “pretest questions” are new questions
that are being tried out in actual test administrations.
Test takers are not told which questions are in this category
because ETS needs to determine how such questions function under
actual testing conditions.
Scoring Services
ADDITIONAL SCORE REPORTS (ASRs)
Fee: $50 each
At your request, ETS will send your scores and reportable back-
ground information to additional institutions or agencies. When
you register to test, you may select up to four score recipients for
no charge. You may add or change these score recipients up to 3
days before your test appointment. If you wish to send your scores
to additional recipients, you may order an additional score report
(ASR). You may complete your request online, by mail, phone, or
fax. To make an ASR request online, log in to your online account
on the Praxis test online registration site. On the “MyPraxis Home”
page, click on “Order Additional Score Reports” under the “My Test
Registrations and Orders” section. Follow the online instructions to
complete your order. To request an ASR by mail or fax, download and
complete the Additional Score Report form located on the website at
www.ets.org/praxis. Telegram requests will not be processed. E
T S
will process your score report (indicating only the highest score
earned on each test) within 5 calendar days for online and phone
requests and 7 business days for mailed or faxed requests.
When you ask ETS to send additional score reports to institutions
or agencies, you automatically authorize ETS to report your highest
scores for all tests taken over the past 10 years. These could include
test results from Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests and
Praxis Subject Assessments. (Scores for a specific test will be sent to
a recipient only if that recipient is eligible to receive those scores.)
If scores have not been reported from a current administration
and you want the institutions or agencies listed on your Additional
Score Report Request form combined with those listed on your
registration form, check the appropriate box on the form. Current
and highest scores will then be reported to all recipients requested.
The ASR will include your highest score for each test taken, but will
not include the raw score information that is available on the original
score report. You will automatically receive a copy of your score
report posted to your online MyPraxis account confirming that your
score report was sent.
Additional Score Report requests are no longer mailed to test
takers. Instead, you have access to an online score report in your
MyPraxis account for 10 years after the score reporting date.
SCORE REVIEW SERVICE
Fee: $65
All constructed-response and essay scorers have been carefully trained
and follow strict scoring procedures. Each test that contains one or
more constructed-responses or essays is scored by more than one
scorer. However, if you feel that your score for a constructed-response
or essay test does not accurately reflect your performance, you may
request a score review of your test.
To request a score review of a test containing a constructed-
response or essay, download and complete the Score Review Request
form from the Praxis website at www.ets.org/praxis/scores and send
it to E
TS with the proper fee. Your request must be received within
3 months of the test date. If there is a change in your reported
score, the revised score (which may be higher or lower than your
originally reported score) will be reported to you and to the recipients
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of the original score, and your review fee will be refunded. The test
material and your answers to test questions are not available for
disclosure. Your score for a specific test will be reviewed only once.
(Note: The Score Review service is not available for selected-response
tests because they are scored electronically.) The Score Review service
is also unavailable for the American Sign Language test because the
original scoring process is exceptionally rigorous with 3–6 scorers
reviewing and contributing to the scoring of each interview.
Cancellation of Scores by You
Before viewing your scores, the computer gives you the option of
canceling your scores when you finish each test. NOTE: If you are
taking the Core Combined test (5752), the Elementary Education:
Multiple Subjects (5001), Elementary Education: Content
Knowledge for Teaching (7801), or the PA Grades 4–8 Core
Assessment (5152), and choose to cancel your scores, scores from
ALL sections of that test will be canceled. Once you have viewed your
scores, they cannot be canceled. If you choose to cancel your scores,
you cannot view them on the computer screen and they cannot be
reinstated. You will not receive a refund if you cancel your scores.
Cancellation of Scores by ETS
ETS strives to report scores that accurately reflect the performance
of every test taker. Accordingly, ETS’s standards and procedures
for administering tests have two primary goals: giving test takers
equivalent opportunities to demonstrate their abilities, and
preventing any test takers from gaining an unfair advantage over
others. To promote these objectives, E
TS reserves the right to cancel
any test score whether or not it has already been reported, and to
take such other actions as ETS deems appropriate, including banning
the test taker from taking any future ETS test and referring the
matter to law enforcement authorities, when, in E
TS’s judgment: a
testing irregularity occurs; there is an apparent discrepancy in a test
taker’s identification; the test taker engages in misconduct, including
without limitation having someone else take the test for him/her,
obtaining improper access to test questions or answers, disclosing
test questions or answers to third parties, plagiarism, or copying or
communication; or the score is invalid for another reason. When ETS
cancels a test score that has already been reported, it notifies score
recipients that the score has been canceled.
We will provide a copy of the cancellation letter you receive to
recipients of your scores.
Testing Irregularities
“Testing Irregularities” refers to problems with the administration of
a test. Testing irregularities may result from actions of test takers,
test center personnel, E
TS, or from man-made causes. When testing
irregularities occur, they may affect an individual or groups of test
takers. Such problems include, without limitation, administrative
errors (such as improper timing, improper seating, defective materials
(e.g., improper or damaged test forms), and defective equipment);
improper access to test content; and other disruptions of test
administrations (such as natural disasters or other emergencies).
When testing irregularities occur, E
TS may decline to score the test, or
cancel the test score. When in ETS’s judgment it is appropriate to do
so, ETS gives affected test takers the opportunity to take the test again
as soon as possible without charge.
Identification Discrepancies
When, in ETS’s judgment or the judgment of test center
administrators, there is a discrepancy in a test taker’s identification,
the test taker may be dismissed from the test center. In addition,
ETS may decline to score the test or cancel the test score if the
documents or photos from the test day cannot be validated or if ETS
has evidence that you did not appear for the test. If test scores are
canceled by ETS, the test fees will NOT be refunded. ETS may also
ban you from taking any future ETS test.
Misconduct
When ETS or test center personnel find that there is misconduct in
connection with a test, the test taker may be dismissed from the test
center, and ETS may decline to score the test, cancel the test and/or
may ban the test taker from taking any future ETS tests. Test takers
whose scores are canceled will forfeit their test fees. If fraudulent
activity is detected after scores have been reported, ETS will cancel
scores and notify score recipients of the cancellation. Misconduct
includes, but is not limited to, noncompliance with the Test Center
Procedures and Regulations, on pages 14–16 of this Bulletin.
Invalid Scores
ETS may also cancel scores if, in its judgment, there is substantial
evidence that they are invalid for any other reason. Substantial
evidence means evidence that is sufficient to persuade a reasonable
person, the substantial evidence is lower (i.e., requires less proof)
than reasonable doubt, clear and convincing, and preponderance
of the evidence standards. Evidence of invalid scores may include,
without limitation, discrepant handwriting, unusual answer
patterns, and inconsistent performance on different parts of the
test. Before canceling scores pursuant to this paragraph, E
TS
notifies the test taker in writing about its concerns, gives the test
taker an opportunity to submit information that addresses E
TS’s
concerns, considers any such information submitted, and offers the
test taker a choice of options. The options may include voluntary
score cancellation, a future test without charge, or arbitration
in accordance with E
TS’s standard Arbitration Agreement. The
arbitration option is available only to test takers who test in the
United States and U.S. Territories. For more detailed information,
please reference Why and How ETS Questions Test Scores at
https://
www.ets.org/praxis/scores/questioning.
When essay scores are canceled because an essay is unusually
similar to other test takers’ essays, or because the essay contains
unattributed material, only the retest score is reported for the
essay; the score for the questioned essay is not released.
Your essay responses on the writing or constructed-response items
will be reviewed by experienced E
TS essay readers during the scoring
process. ETS reserves the right to cancel test scores of any test taker
when an essay response includes, any of the following:
text that is unusually similar to that found in one or more other
Praxis essay responses;
quoting or paraphrasing, without attribution, language or ideas
that appear in published or unpublished sources;
unacknowledged use of work that has been produced through
collaboration with others without citation of the contribution
of others;
essays submitted as work of the test taker that appear to have,
been borrowed in whole or in part from elsewhere or prepared by
another person.
When one or more of the above circumstances occur, E
TS may
conclude that the essay response, in ETS’s professional judgment,
does not reflect the independent writing skills that this test seeks to
measure. When E
TS reaches that conclusion, it cancels the essay
score and cannot report scores for this test, of which the essay score
is an indispensable part.
Confidentiality of Information
ETS recognizes your right to control the information about you
that is stored by ETS. Its policies are designed to safeguard your
information from unauthorized disclosure.
Your score report is intended only for you and for your designated
score recipients. However, background information as noted on the
registration form is reported to some states and institutions. To
protect your right to control the distribution of your scores, reports
will be released only at your specific written request and only to
E
TS-approved score recipients. Every recipient must be specified by
you in writing on one of the designated forms or in correspondence.
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ETS will not release your scores at the request of institutions or
agencies except:
for use in research studies approved by the Praxis program and
that preserve your anonymity
when information is required under compulsion of legal
processes, in which case your score record and other documents
you completed that are retained at E
TS may be released to third
parties (e.g., government agencies, parties to a lawsuit, etc.) if
requested pursuant to a subpoena. Such documents may include
but are not limited to photographs and documents completed at
check-in on test day.
when a state’s central regents office or board of governors
requests copies of scores that have been reported to its
member institutions
when test takers have been informed by the administrator
beforehand that their scores will automatically be released to
the state
when test takers have been notified in the Bulletin that a
particular state requiring scores has arranged for all individuals
tested in that state to have their scores sent directly from E
TS
Sections 205 through 208 of Title II of the Higher Education Act
(HEA) as amended in 2008 (PL 110-315) call for accountability
for programs that prepare teachers. Section 205 of Title II
requires reports from each institution of higher education (IHE)
that conducts a traditional teacher preparation program or an
alternative route to state certification or licensure program and
that enrolls students receiving federal assistance under HEA (e.g.,
Title IV). The report will contain aggregate data only and will not
include any information that identifies test takers.
when a branch institution requests scores previously sent to its
main office or vice versa
Official score reports for properly designated recipients are sent
directly from ETS to ensure the authenticity of the reports. Note that
whenever ETS has confirmed that you have submitted a Praxis test
score directly to an educational institution, agency, or district in
satisfaction of one of its requirements, E
TS will respond to requests
for score verification from that recipient.
How Constructed-Response Tests
Are Scored
Score validity is of utmost importance. Constructed-response
questions on Praxis tests are scored by education professionals in the
appropriate content area. These individuals are carefully trained and
supervised to assure they apply E
TS scoring methods in a fair and
accurate manner. Additional statistical checks are made to account
for differences in difficulty across editions of a test. There are different
scoring methods used for different tests, but all tests require that
multiple raters score an individual test taker’s responses. Some tests
are scored by a combination of different trained raters and some by a
combination of trained raters and a computerized program developed
by E
TS that computes a score based on data from hundreds of
previously scored essays.
Uses of Scores
ETS does not set passing scores for the tests. The Praxis program
user states, institutions, and associations set their own passing
scores. Following the direction provided in the Proper Use of
The Praxis Series and Related Assessments, E
TS offers its score
recipients professional counsel regarding the purpose and appropriate
application of the test scores. E
TS’s agreement with state agencies
and associations that use the Praxis tests for decisions about the
certification of educators requires that test scores be used only in
conjunction with other criteria.
All states and associations that use the Praxis tests are surveyed to
obtain information about the qualifying scores that are required on
these tests.
However, the ETS file is not official and may not reflect changes
in test requirements that are implemented between surveys. If
you have any questions about state or association requirements or
passing scores, contact that state or association directly.
Test Takers’ Performance Data
Test takers’ performance data may be used in analysis samples,
score interpretation data, group statistics, and research studies. Test
takers’ constructed responses may be used in E
TS materials to train
scorers, to help score recipients interpret scores, or to help test takers
prepare for the test. In each instance, all identifying information will
be removed.
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If paying by paper check or money order, mail this completed form with your test fee to:
ETS–Praxis
PO BOX 382065
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8065
Check here if you are not requesting testing accommodations.
Check here if you are requesting testing accommodations. Before you fill out this form, you must create a profile at
www.ets.org/praxis/register.
When you create your profile, a candidate ID number will be assigned to you. After you get your candidate ID number, complete this form and follow
the instructions in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs at www.ets.org/praxis/register/disabilities.
PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION CALLED FOR BELOW.
NAME: Print your last name, first name, and middle initial.
Last Name – first 15 letters
First Name – first 10 letters
M.I.
MAILING ADDRESS: Number and Street (include apartment number)
City
State ZIP Code (U.S. only)
Country Code
(Outside U.S. & P. R. only)
EMAIL ADDRESS
TEST NAME TEST CODE
DATE OF BIRTH
Month Day
Year
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER
Candidate ID (if known)
PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION CALLED FOR BELOW.
Month Day
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
DATE OF BIRTH
Year
DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBERCandidate ID (if known)
NAME: Print your last name, first name, and middle initial.
Last Name – first 15 letters
First Name – first 10 letters
M.I.
City
State ZIP Code (U.S. only)
MAILING ADDRESS: Number and Street (include apartment number)
Country Code
(Outside U.S. & P. R. only)
EMAIL ADDRESS
TEST NAME
TEST CODE
TEST NAME
For test takers requesting an accommodation:
PREFERRED TEST DATE _____________________________ _________________________________PREFERRED TEST LOCATION
PAYMENT
Please make check or money order payable to ETSPraxis. Do not send cash. Orders received without payment or with incorrect
payment may be returned. If you are requesting an accommodation and prefer to pay online, do not send your payment with this form.
You can pay online after your accommodation has been approved.
NOTE: By sending your check to us, you authorize ETS to convert the check into an electronic fund transfer. Please be aware that your bank account may be
debited as soon as the same day we receive your payment and you will not receive a canceled check. If you do not have sufficient funds in your account,
an additional service fee of $20 will be added to your account.
Payment enclosed
If paying by credit card, indicate which card you are using and provide your card number, expiration date and the cardholder’s signature.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are requesting testing accommodations and are emailing your documents, do not include credit card information on this
registration form. Once your application has been received, you will be sent an email with instructions regarding payment.
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I understand and acknowledge the terms and conditions outlined in the Acknowledgment policy on the next page of this form.
Please write, DO NOT PRINT, the following statement.
I hereby agree to the conditions set forth in the 2019–20 Praxis Information Bulletin, specifically those concerning test administration,
payment of fees, the reporting of scores, and the confidentiality of test questions. I certify that I am the person who will take the test at
the center and whose name and address appear on this form.
Signature: Date:
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
This Acknowledgment, including the Privacy Notice at www.ets.org/legal/privacy, contains the terms and conditions between
you and Educational Testing Service (“ETS,” “we,” “us,” “our”) regarding the ETS test you are now registering for and/or the
testing products and services you are now requesting (these are together referred to as “Testing Services”). It applies to all actions
you take regarding the Testing Services, including creating an online account, providing survey information regarding a test
that you take, requesting one of our services relating to the test and completing a test or product order and providing payment
information.
Personal Information
In registering for the Testing Services, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right to obtain, collect, store, use, disclose
(including to public authorities and score recipients), extract and transmit (collectively “use”) the personal information you
provide, including your full name, home address, email address, telephone number, social security or similar number, passport
number, national ID number, gender, nationality, age, date of birth, responses to other background information questions, test
administration date and details, payment information and how you specifically use our Website. This also includes our use of
biometric data (including fingerprints, audio recordings, facial images and video files) provided by you in the course of your
registering for and participating in the Testing Services. All of the above data is referred to as “Personal Information.” Which
Personal Information we hold, how we use it and how long we hold it for may be subject to legal limitations in the jurisdiction in
which you receive the Testing Services. ETS strives to meet these legal requirements, and further information on how we do so is
provided below.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to:
complete any registration, purchases or other transactions you request
improve our products and services, and identify, develop and offer new or expanded products and services
improve and personalize your experience on the Website, and customize the content and/or format of the pages you visit
subject to your opting-in (see below), notify you about updates, products, services and/or special offers from ETS, its affiliates
and selected third parties
ask you to participate in brief surveys or provide other information
generate aggregate statistical studies and conduct research ourselves or jointly with others related to our products and
services and the use of our Website
If you agree (or have agreed) under other agreements with ETS that we may use your Personal Information in additional ways,
those other agreements will not be limited by this separate Acknowledgment.
International Transfer
ETS, its Website, and its servers are located in the United States. Therefore, your information, including Personal Information,
will be transferred from your location to the United States in accordance with applicable laws. It may also be transferred directly
from your location or via the U.S. to other countries who provide processing services to ETS, all at the direction of ETS and
in accordance with applicable laws. In accepting this Acknowledgment, you are agreeing to cross-border transfers of your
information, including your Personal Information. If you do not agree to these cross-border transfers, then you should refrain
from using the Website. You may have a right under applicable law to revoke your consent to the international transfer of your
Personal Information. If you do so, we are unlikely to be able to continue providing the Testing Services to you.
Third-Party Disclosure
We communicate your Personal Information to certain third parties, within the jurisdiction of your location and elsewhere, with
whom we have a direct or indirect business or contract relationship in order to provide you with the Testing Services you have
requested. These third parties assist with various aspects of the delivery of the Testing Services, including security services and
score distribution services.
Your Rights
In some instances, under applicable laws, you have the right to withdraw your consent and require us to delete your Personal
Information should the lawful purposes for which we hold it cease. You may also request that we correct your Personal
Information if it is incorrect, inaccurate, misleading or incomplete. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable
steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
If required under applicable laws, at your request and on satisfactory proof of identity (as determined by ETS), we will provide
you (i) confirmation that we hold your Personal Information; (ii) details or a description of the Personal Information we hold
in an intelligible form; (iii) information of how we came to hold the Personal Information, the purposes for which we are using
it, and in some cases the methods and logic we use in processing the Personal Information; (iv) further corporate information
regarding ETS and, in some circumstances, the other corporate entities who may process the Personal Information on behalf of
ETS.
To request any of the above actions, please contact us at: Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ
08541, USA, email: etsinfo@ets.org
You may also have the right under certain applicable laws to complain to a regulatory authority in your country if you believe
we have not processed your Personal Information in compliance with applicable laws.
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Further Communications
We ask you to provide your contact details, including email address, telephone and mobile phone details. We use this information
so that we can quickly provide you with information (principally by way of email, telephone, SMS or other electronic means)
regarding the Testing Services you have requested and to provide you with information about other testing products and services
(which we will do in accordance with applicable laws). When you receive communications from us about other testing products
and services, you will have the opportunity of subsequently opting-out of receiving these, and our communications will contain
instructions on how to do so. Remember, however, that we may still send emails or call you in order to provide the Testing
Service you have purchased or otherwise requested from us.
Governing Law
You agree that this Acknowledgment will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the
State of New Jersey, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.
Additional Information
This paragraph containing additional information is of general application, but it is also provided for purposes of the EU General
Data Protection Regulation when it comes into force (to the extent the Regulation is applicable to you in the context of the
Testing Services): ETS Corporate Details (including contact details): Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road,
Princeton, NJ 08541, USA, email: etsinfo@ets.org
Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing: To provide tests and testing services as requested, including processing for the
administration of tests, such as marking and score reporting to test takers and nominated score recipients.
Legitimate Interests relied upon: ETS requires your Personal Information for purposes of administering educational tests
and providing these tests in a secure manner so that test takers receive accurate results and test qualifications are recognized by
intended score recipients.
International Transfers: Data will be transferred to data processors engaged by ETS in various jurisdictions outside of the EEA,
depending on the particular Testing Services requested. These transfers are made in accordance with the acknowledgment you
have given above and intercompany and third party transfer agreements, in accordance with applicable laws.
Personal Information Retention: Personal Information is generally held for 5 years from the date of its submission. This
period may be extended by ETS if the score for the Testing Service you require remains valid for a longer period (which
information is usually contained in your testing result information), if the Testing Service you have requested is being reviewed
or if our legitimate interest in retaining your Personal Information remains in place. It also may be shorter if we no longer
require your Personal Information (for example, if you have expressed interest in a test but have not taken one). You may contact
us at etsinfo@ets.org if you require further information.
Data Subject Rights: In addition to the rights described above, you may have data portability rights. For security reasons, most
testing organizations will require that Personal Information be obtained directly from you and this may limit the usefulness of
your data portability rights.
Supervisory Body: Please contact the national data processing authority in the jurisdiction in which you receive the Testing
Services.
For Hong Kong residents only: Subject to applicable laws regarding our use of your Personal Information, we will not
use your Personal Information if we do not reasonably believe that such use is in your interests. In order for us to supply you
with the Testing Services, you must supply us with your Personal Information to complete any registration, purchase or other
transaction you request online and/or perform any of our other contractual obligations to you which requires us to have the
Personal Information.
For Australian residents only: please be informed that if you agree to the overseas disclosure of the information or transfer
of your data outside of Australia, ETS and its affiliates will not be required to take reasonable steps to ensure that ETS or its
affiliates’ use of such data outside of Australia does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles.
For Canadian Residents only: This is the notification that ETS is required to provide to Canadian residents. Please see above
regarding International Data Transfers. Where we transfer Personal Data to third parties we contractually require third parties to
have a written procedures in place that comply with the requirements of the applicable privacy laws in Canada.
For Singapore Residents only: In connection with the transfer of your Personal Information outside of Singapore, ETS
believes that the laws of the recipient country of your Personal Information will provide a standard of protection comparable to
the applicable laws of Singapore.
Contact Information
If you have questions or requests concerning our use of your Personal Information, you should contact: etsinfo@ets.org.
By indicating “Accept,” you expressly and voluntarily acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions above, particularly
those relating to our use of biometric data and the international transfer of Personal Information.
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CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTATION
For Test Takers Whose Primary
Language Is Not English
If paying by paper check, money order, or U.S. Postal Service money order, mail to:
ETS–Praxis
Box 382065
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8065
If paying via credit or debit card, see the address
information on page 9 of this Bulletin.
If you have previously registered and your request for accommodations has been approved by ETS, you need to submit the Eligibility Form
on page 24. See “If Your Primary Language Is Not English” on page 9 for more information.
TO BE COMPLETED BY A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL AND SENT TO ETS WITH THE TEST TAKER’S ELIGIBILITY FORM,
REGISTRATION FORM, AND TEST FEES. DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM SEPARATELY TO ETS. Incomplete documentation will not be
processed and will be returned to you. You will have to resubmit all appropriate forms for a future test administration.
Complete and sign. Cross out material within brackets that does not apply.
__________________________________________________
1. I,
,
am [a qualified ESL teacher/coordinator, foreign language department
supervisor/chairperson, or other appropriate professional (specify)
____________________________________________________
] at
_______________________________________________
(Name of Institution)
_
. I have held that position since
_________________________________
(Date)
.
2. I have worked with and/or reviewed pertinent documentation about
___________________________________________________
(Print Name of Test Taker)
.
I certify that English is not the test taker’s primary language. The test taker’s primary language is
____________________________
.
3. The test taker is taking one or more Praxis tests to meet the requirements of
_____________________________________________
(Institution/State/Agency)
.
The score recipient code is
__________________________
.
4. In the event Educational Testing Service (ETS) requests a copy of the documentation described above, I promise to send ETS, for its
consideration, any information pertinent to establishing the need for these accommodations (pursuant to the test taker’s permission
on the Eligibility Form) sufficiently in advance of the test administration date in question to permit complete processing.
Date
Name
Signature*
Title
Institution
Telephone and/or TDD/TTY Number
Fax Number
Email
Attach Business Card OR School Seal OR
School Stamp Below
Business Card
School Seal or School Stamp
* Must be original signature. Photocopy of signature or stamped signature will not
be accepted. A business card or school seal or school stamp must be affixed to this
form.
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ELIGIBILITY FORM
For Test Takers Whose Primary
Language Is Not English
______________________________ ________________________
__________________________________
If paying by paper check, money order, or U.S. Postal Service money order, mail to:
ETS–Praxis
Box 382065
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8065
If paying via credit or debit card, see the address
information on page 9 of this Bulletin.
TO BE COMPLETED BY THE TEST TAKER
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I attest that the information about me provided on the Certification of Documentation form is true to the best of my knowledge. If the
certification document is not sufficient for me to obtain the accommodation sought, I give permission to release to ETS a copy of any pertinent
information required to establish the
need for the accommodation described therein. I understand that the necessary information must be
available to ETS sufficiently in advance of the test administration date to provide time to process my request and implement the requested
accommodations. I further understand that ETS does not waive its
right to request this documentation if necessary after the test adminis
tration date. I acknowledge that my request for this accommodation will not be processed if I alter or revise the certification document in
any way after it has been completed by the appropriate official. This information will be protected by the terms of ETS’s Confidentiality of
Information on page
18
of the Praxis Bulletin. I am taking one or more Praxis tests to meet the requirements of
(Institution/State/Agency)
___________________________________________________
.
The score recipient code is
.
Date Signature of Test Taker
THE FOLLOWING SECTION MUST BE COMPLETED EACH TIME YOU REGISTER TO TEST UNDER THIS NONSTANDARD POLICY.
I have previously submitted documentation that English is not my primary language and approved documentation is on file at ETS.
(Indicate test date for which documentation is on file:
___________________________________________________
.)
My candidate ID number is
___________________________________________________
.
______________________________ __________________________________________________________
Date Signature of Test Taker
__________________________________________________________
PRINT NAME
_____________________________________________
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REGISTRATION LISTS
These lists are available on the Praxis program website at www.ets.org/praxis.
Test Centers — locate a test center in your area.
Attending Institution/Recipient Codes — find the code(s) (preceded by an A) for the institution(s) where you received training relevant to
the test; find the code(s) (preceded by an R) for the institution(s) where you want your score reports sent.
Audiology/Speech Language Pathology Attending Institution/Recipient Codes — find the code(s) (preceded by an A) for the institution(s)
where you received training relevant to the test; find the code(s) (preceded by an R) for the agency, professional association, or
organization where you would like score reports sent.
Major and Certification Field Codes (List E) — find the code(s) for your undergraduate major field and the field(s) in which you are
seeking certification.
Citizenship & Country or Region Codes — refer to this list if your address is outside the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
Abbreviations — refer to this list for proper postal service abbreviations.
DIRECTORY
STATE AGENCIES and PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
and ORGANIZATIONS PHONE DIRECTORY
Alabama
334-694-4900
Alaska
907-465-2831
American
Samoa
684-699-9117
Arkansas
501-682-4342
California
916-322-4974
Colorado
303-866-6628
Connecticut
860-713-6969
Delaware
302-735-4120
District of
Columbia
202-741-5881
Guam
671-735-2554
Hawaii
808-586-2600
Idaho
208-332-6800
Iowa
515-725-0101
Kansas
785-296-2288
Kentucky
502-564-4606
Louisiana
877-453-2721
Maine
207-624-6600
Maryland
410-767-0412
Minnesota
651-582-8200
Mississippi
601-359-3483
Montana
406-444-3150
Nebraska
402-471-0739
Nevada
702-486-6458
New Hampshire
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