Praxis Tests in Idaho


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 5047164
Middle School Mathematics 5169165
Middle School Science 5440150
Middle School Social Studies 5089149

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 6-12Agriculture 5701 147
Bilingual Education, K-12 English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 155
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245139
Communication, 5-9 or 6-12 Speech Communications: Content Knowledge 5221143
Earth and Space Science, 5-9 or 6-12 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571144
Economics, 5-9 or 6-12 Economics 5911150
Gifted and Talented, K-12 Gifted Education 5358157
Health, 5-9, 6-12, or K-12 Health Education 5551155
History, 5-9 or 6-12 World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941141
Mathematics, 5-9 or 6-12 Mathematics: Content Knowledge 5161160
Music, 5-9, 6-12, or K-12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113148
Psychology, 5-9 or 6-12 Psychology 5391154
Teacher Librarian, K-12 Library Media Specialist 5311151

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
Early Childhood Education

Special Education
Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

Middle School Science
General Science
Earth and Space Sciences

Physical Education and Health
Physical Education
Health Education

Middle School Mathematics

Social Science
Middle School Social Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
World and U.S. History

Business Education,
Marketing Education

English Language Arts
Middle School English
English Language Arts

Reading Specialist

World Languages

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