The Pearson and Praxis II Series Tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
Pre-service academic performance assessment (papa) test and the appropriate certification area tests are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Information registration, test dates, study guides, and practice tests are available at www.pa.nesinc.com/.
Tests requirements for PK-4/PK-8 special education:
Tests requirements for middle school (4-8) education:
Tests requirement for secondary education:
The Praxis II tests are identified by the area of certification.
Middle School (Grades 4-8)
Music Education – Music K-12
Praxis Computer-Delivered Testing Demonstration: This new interactive online demonstration helps Praxis test takers get familiar with the computer testing experience prior to test day. Candidates can walk through the entire process – from logging in to exiting a test – to help reduce anxiety on test day.
Praxis Webinars: These free webinars deliver in-depth information about Praxis tests and offer your students the opportunity to interact and ask questions. Prospective test takers are also presented with a plan to help guide their preparation. Visit the Praxis webinar page to view the webinar schedule.
Strategies for Success Video: This video provides useful information on resources and strategies that test candidates use to prepare for the Praxis tests.