Registering for the Praxis Tests
Students can register for the Praxis tests on the ETS web site. They can take the tests wherever there is a testing location that administers them; they do not have to take the tests in Delaware. The test can be taken at the UD Computer Based Testing Center (CBTC) at 218 Allison Hall or at a location listed on the ETS web site.
When students register for the test, they can designate where they want their test scores sent. They can have scores sent to four places for free. UD students must designate the University of Delaware (5811) as one of their score recipients. In addition to UD, they should designate as score recipients three other states where they may want to teach and that require the test.
Students who are not exempt from any Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test would initially register for the Combined Test (reading, mathematics, and writing). Students who are exempt from the reading test and/or mathematics test would register for the Individual Test(s) that they need to pass.
When To Take The Tests
The ETS Praxis Scores Overview web page explains when students will receive their scores after taking the test. Knowing the timeline for receiving your scores can help you plan to meet the deadlines listed below for the Praxis Core and Praxis II tests.
Praxis Core. All candidates in an undergraduate teacher education program must pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests in reading, writing, and mathematics according to the State of Delaware guidelines upon completion of 60 credit hours and/or prior to admission to upper-level education courses. Passing the Praxis Core test is also pre-requisite to student teaching.
Praxis II. Candidates in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs must pass this Praxis II test according to the State of Delaware guidelines in order to earn institutional recommendation for teacher certification in the area of their discipline. This institutional recommendation is noted on students’ transcripts and is needed to apply for teacher certification in Delaware and other states. Candidates should review their program requirements and consult with their program coordinator about then they should take the test(s) and which test(s) they should take.