The Praxis assessments cover many different subject areas. Each state requires a different combination of Praxis exams for certification.
The Praxis® tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:
- Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information.
- Praxis® Subject Assessments
These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. See Praxis Subject Assessments information.
- Praxis® Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments (CKT)
These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, with a focus on specialized content knowledge used in K–12 teaching. See Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments information.
A Praxis test is one of a series of American teacher certification exams written and administered by the Educational Testing Service. Various Praxis tests are usually required before, during, and after teacher training courses in the U.S.