Which Praxis Tests Are Required in Idaho?
Entry-level educators who've completed a state-approved teacher education program in Idaho must take Praxis exams related to the subject and grade level they wish to teach. Praxis exams are also among the options for nontraditional and out-of-state certification candidates who wish to qualify to teach in Idaho.
While not required by the state's education department, passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exams in mathematics, reading and writing might also be among the admissions criteria for a teacher education program.
Elementary Education, Grades K-8
To become certified in Elementary Education, K-8, beginning September 1, 2019, you must complete a comprehensive exam in one sitting or a series of subtests, as follows:
|Test||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching - Combined||7811||TBA|
|Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest||7812||TBA|
|Mathematics CKT Subtest||7813||TBA|
|Science CKT Subtest||7814||TBA|
|Social Studies CKT Subtest||7815||TBA|
Earn a single-subject middle school endorsement by taking one of the following exams:
|Subject-Specific Test||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Middle School English Language Arts||5047||164|
|Middle School Mathematics||5169||165|
|Middle School Science||5440||150|
|Middle School Social Studies||5089||149|
Secondary Education Grades 6-12 or Grades K-12
Below are several certification areas with exams listed. For a comprehensive list, visit the Praxis Idaho Test Requirements page.
|Certification Area||Subject Specific Test||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Agriculture Science and Technology, 5-9 or 6-12||Agriculture||5701||147|
|Bilingual Education, K-12||English to Speakers of Other Languages||5362||155|
|Chemistry||Chemistry: Content Knowledge||5245||139|
|Communication, 5-9 or 6-12||Speech Communications: Content Knowledge||5221||143|
|Earth and Space Science, 5-9 or 6-12||Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge||5571||144|
|Economics, 5-9 or 6-12||Economics||5911||150|
|Gifted and Talented, K-12||Gifted Education||5358||157|
|Health, 5-9, 6-12, or K-12||Health Education||5551||155|
|History, 5-9 or 6-12||World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge||5941||141|
|Mathematics, 5-9 or 6-12||Mathematics: Content Knowledge||5161||160|
|Music, 5-9, 6-12, or K-12||Music: Content Knowledge||5113||148|
|Psychology, 5-9 or 6-12||Psychology||5391||154|
|Teacher Librarian, K-12||Library Media Specialist||5311||151|
Subject-specific tests are also available in the areas of world languages, special education, and instructional support personnel.
When Are Praxis Tests Offered in Idaho?
Most subject-area tests are offered during 12-day testing windows. The frequency of these testing windows varies by exam, though many exams offer testing windows about once a month. If you need to retake a test, you must wait a 21-day waiting period before you can sit for the exam again.
Praxis Scoring for Idaho
If your test includes only selected-response questions, unofficial score reports are made available immediately after testing has been completed. There are exceptions when further analysis is necessary. In those cases, scores may not be available immediately.
Typically, if you test in the state of Idaho, ETS will send your score to the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE). If you test outside the state of Idaho, you will need to list the Idaho SDE as a score recipient.
At this time, the Idaho SDE cannot receive score reports electronically. Before testing, be sure to verify the method of delivery for your score report so there is no delay to your certification process. Check the Idaho testing requirements page for up-to-date details.
To find your official scores, you can check your online MyPraxis account. For core subject exams and other tests offered on a continuous basis, scores will typically be posted 1-3 weeks after you take the test. For subject area exams, scores will typically be available 2-3 weeks after close of the testing window. You will be able to access your digital score reports for 10 years after the score reporting date.
Where to Take a Praxis Test in Idaho
Praxis testing sites in Idaho include Boise, Meridian, Hailey, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Lewiston. When you sign up through the Praxis online registration portal on the ETS website, you can choose one testing location. At this time, you will also choose which test(s) you are taking and select a date for testing. The state of Idaho requires collection of your Social Security number and birth date in order to process certification. If you do not provide this information during registration, your certification approval through the Idaho SDE may be delayed.
How to Prepare for Praxis Exams in Idaho
Although not required by the Idaho SDE for teacher certification, you may need to take the Praxis Core exams to qualify you as a candidate for entry into an education program. To get ready for the Core Academic Skills for Educators exams, check out these test-prep courses:
Below, you can find courses that focus on preparing you for Praxis subject exams. You'll find easy to follow lessons supported by expert instructors, along with self-assessment quizzes and tests that allow you to quickly track your progress.
|Early Childhood Education|
|Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications|
|Middle School Science|
|Earth and Space Sciences|
|Physical Education and Health|
|Middle School Mathematics|
|Middle School Social Studies|
|Family and Consumer Sciences|
|World and U.S. History|
|English Language Arts|
|Middle School English|
|English Language Arts|
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