Teacher Education Assessments



 

 

Assessment

Taken by

Deadline

Required for

Passing Score

Cost6

Praxis I

(Waived by meeting required minimum scores on SAT or ACT)1

 

After January 1, 2014

The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests: 

Reading (5712)

Writing (5722)

Mathematics (5732)

(Waived by meeting required minimum scores on SAT or ACT)1


All Teacher Ed students

Must pass to register for education courses

Admission to Teacher Education

5322

(composite)

 

 

 

After January 1, 2014

Individual Scores required (NOT composite) 

Reading 156

Writing 162

Math 150

PPST(paper)

CPPST(computer)

1 test = $85;

2 tests = $125;

3 tests = $135

 

After January 1, 2014

Computer based test delivery only for Praxis Core Tests

Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment

All Teacher Ed students

Must pass to apply for licensure

Licensure

4703

(composite)

$110 for paper-based testing,

$130 for computer-based testing

Praxis II

All Teacher Ed students

Varies by program4

Licensure5

 

Varies by content

Varies by content

$75-$150

Reading for Virginia Educators

 

Virginia Reading Assessment (before June 30, 2011)

Early Childhood,

Elementary,

Inclusive Early Childhood,

Reading Specialists,

Special  Education

Must pass to apply for licensure

Licensure

157, except

162 for Reading Specialists

 

235, except

245 for Reading Specialists

$80 for paper-based,

$130 for computer-based testing

 

1 SAT taken after April 1, 1995 = 530 verbal, 530 math, 1100 total;

SAT taken before April 1, 1995 = 450 verbal, 510 math and 1000 total;

ACT taken after April 1 1995 = 24 composite, 22 math and 46 English plus reading;

ACT taken before April 1, 1995 = 21 composite, 21 math and 37 English plus Reading

2 532 is the total of the passing scores on the three required tests (Reading, Writing, Math).  You do not have to pass all three tests as long as the added test scores equal 532 or greater.

470 is the total of the passing scores on the Reading and Writing tests included in the VCLA, but you do not have to pass both tests as long as the added test scores equal 470 or greater.

4 Art - must pass before applying for licensure

   Inclusive early childhood, early childhood and elementary - required for full acceptance to MAT graduate program

   Middle Education - must pass both content area tests prior to beginning more than 12 hours of graduate course work

   Music - must take during student teaching

   PHETE - must pass before enrolling in KIN 683

   Secondary - must pass prior to beginning more than 12 hours of graduate course work

   Special Education - required for graduation

5  Program requirement for special education; not required for special education licensure

6 All costs are paid directly to the testing agencies


Fee Waivers

Praxis I fee waivers may be available for college students.

See the ETS website for more information.

Virginia Dept of Education

For more information on VDOE licensure requirements, click link below and select document uder the "Licensure Application" section:

PROFESSIONAL TEACHER’S ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS