Weber State University Praxis II Testing Requirements
As of September 1, 2012 the new 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Praxis II test replaces 0014 (5014) Elementary Content Knowledge. The 5031 test is made up of 4 subtests in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies and an individual must pass all 4 subtests to be eligible for licensure or to be considered Highly Qualified in Elementary. Scores on the 0014 (5014) Elementary Content Knowledge test will be accepted if the test was taken prior to September 1, 2012.
As of September 1, 2013 there are new Praxis II tests in the following areas:
Middle School Mathematics
Middle School English
The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) requires all teacher licensure candidates to pass a Praxis II content-area exam to be eligible for licensing and to meet No Child Left Behind mandates. Effective January 1, 2011, all licensure applicants must pass the Praxis II content tests as a condition of licensure. It is strongly recommended for Student Teaching candidates to take and pass Praxis II tests in both their academic majors and minors prior to student teaching, where tests exist.
Test dates for all Praxis exams are available on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website: http://www.ets.org/praxis/ut. WSU is an approved ETS testing center. Note that the WSU Test Center Site is #04607 and the attending institution/recipient code is #4941. YOU MUST IDENTIFY BOTH WSU AND USOE AS TEST SCORE RECIPIENTS!
Study materials for the Praxis II exams are available in the WSU Stewart Library. They are on hold under the name Kristin Radulovich.
After you have taken the test, you are responsible for bringing a copy of all pages of your test score report into the Teacher Education Advisement Center. You must go online to the ETS website to download your scores. Be sure to save a copy on your computer for future reference. You can download your scores for no additional fee for the first 30 days after the scoring period.
Tools from the PRAXIS II testing company (ETS) to help you prepare for the PRAXIS II test:
Computer-Delivered Testing Demonstration: This new interactive online demonstration helps Praxis test takers get familiar with the computer testing experience prior to test day. Candidates can walk through the entire process - from logging in to exiting a test - to help reduce anxiety on test day.
Praxis Webinars: These free webinars deliver in-depth information about the Praxis tests and offer your students the opportunity to interact and ask questions. Prospective test takers are also presented with a plan to help guide their preparation. Visit the Praxis webinar page to view the Fall webinar schedule.
Strategies for Success Video: This new video provides useful information on resources and strategies that test candidates use to prepare for the Praxis tests.