Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops and produces the Praxis Series Assessments, which are required for Arkansas educator licensure. If you test in Arkansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Arkansas Department of Education. If you test outside of Arkansas, select the Arkansas Department of Education (state code 7031) as a score recipient when you register or when you request an additional score report.
For information about the Praxis Series Assessments and Arkansas educator licensure requirements, visit Overview of Arkansas Testing Requirements. Information on testing fees, dates, and test center locations is available on the ETS website.
The Praxis Core assessments are basic skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. The Core tests are required for admission into an Arkansas educator preparation program. For more information on Praxis Core assessments including test codes and Arkansas cut scores, visit the Overview of Arkansas Testing Requirements or consult your educator preparation provider.
These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills for beginning educators. For more information on Praxis Subject assessments including test codes and Arkansas cut scores, visit the Overview Of Arkansas Testing Requirements or consult your educator preparation provider.
edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used to emphasize, measure, and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from the first day in the classroom. For more information, visit the Arkansas edTPA website or consult your educator preparation provider.
The State Board of Education adopted the Foundations of Reading assessment for Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12) licensure. This test complies with Act 416 of 2017 that requires a person applying for licensure in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12) to pass a stand-alone assessment of the essential components of beginning reading instruction based on the science of reading. For more information on the Foundations of Reading assessment including Arkansas cut score, visit the Arkansas Reading Assessment website or consult your educator preparation provider.
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