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PRAXIS Information

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

All Areas

The U.S. Virgin Islands require the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests for educator licensing. If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5732 150

Elementary Education

All Elementary K–6 teachers hired after 2001 must take the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge exam (5018).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 163
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
Elementary Reading Teaching Reading: Elementary Education 5203 162

Secondary Education

Required for out of content teachers (less than 30 credits in the following areas):

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Secondary English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Secondary ESL English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 149
or
English to Speakers of Other Languages(beginning 9/1/2016) 5362 TBD*
Secondary Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Secondary Science General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 154

*TBD — To be determined. Score to be determined by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Principal; Assistant Principal School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 156

Special Education

Required for out-of-content teachers (with less than 30 credits in special education area).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Special Education 7–12; K–12; K–8 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 145

For more information on testing please visit ets.org

 

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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
340-775-2250
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

          

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
340-778-1600
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM