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PRAXIS EXAMINATION INFORMATION

Satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS Series tests are required for teacher certification by the state of Louisiana.  If you have questions regarding PRAXIS examination information, please contact Tyre Jones in the Office of Student Services at tjone12@lsu.edu. The following are PRAXIS I and II program requirements.

PRAXIS I:  Academic Skills Assessments (Reading, Writing, and Math)

Passing scores on all parts of PRAXIS I are required for official enrollment in a teacher preparation program.  Official enrollment in a teacher preparation program is required for enrollment in 3000/4000 level education courses (i.e., HUEC, ELRC, EDCI) and student teaching.  A student may be exempt from PRAXIS I if they provide the Office of Student Services with an official ACT composite score of 22 or higher or an official SAT composite score of 1030 or higher.  If required, PRAXIS I must be taken by the end of the sophomore year.

TO REGISTER:  Contact 137 Himes Hall at (225) 578-9487 to schedule a computer-based test or contact ETS at www.ets.org/praxis to schedule either a computer-based or paper-based test date.  Information on how to register is available in the College of Human Sciences & Education, Office of Student Services, 236 Peabody Hall.

REPEATING TESTS:  For test security reasons, you may take each computer-based test no more than 6 times per year and only once in any given 30-day period.  If you violate this restriciton, the scores from your retest will not be reported, and your test fees will not be refunded.  However, you may retake the test in the paper-based format within the 30-day grace period.

NOTE:  Each student assumes the responsibility for ensuring LSU receipt of original scores for all required PRAXIS I Series tests.  You must request a copy of your scores be sent to LSU (6373) and the LA State Department of Education (7330) at the time of registration.

PRAXIS II: Subject Assessments (Principles of Learning and Teaching and specialty area tests)

Passing scores on all required parts of the PRAXIS II Series must be achieved prior to graduation.  To allow for completion of coursework necessary for test preparation and for timely reporting of scores, all required parts of the PRAXIS II Series should be taken in the latter part of the final semester prior to student teaching.  CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF REQUIRED PRAXIS II SERIES TESTS BY MAJOR/SUBJECT AREA.

TO REGISTER:  Contact ETS at www.ets.org/praxis to schedule either a computer-based or paper-based test date.  Information on how to register is available in the College of Human Sciences & Education, Office of Student Services, 236 Peabody Hall.

REPEATING TESTS:  For test security reasons, you may take each computer-based test no more than 6 times per year and only once in any given 30-day period.  If you violate this restriciton, the scores from your retest will not be reported, and your test fees will not be refunded.  However, you may retake the test in the paper-based format within the 30-day grace period.

NOTE:  Each student assumes the responsibility for ensuring LSU receipt of original scores for all required PRAXIS II Series tests in advance of your intended graduation date.  You must request a copy of your scores be sent to LSU (6373) and the LA State Department of Education (7330) at the time of registration.Original scores must be received by the College of Human Sciences & Education, Office of Student Services no later than December 1 for FALL graduation and May 1 for SPRING graduation.

PRAXIS I AND II:  Study Tips

Study guides are available at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.  Additionally, ETS has developed guides (Tests at a Glance), which are available for download free of charge at www.ets.org/praxis.  We strongly suggest reviewing class notes and course materials in preparation for the tests.