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PRAXIS TEST PREPARATION

Candidates are required to take the PRAXIS II Subject/Content Exam(s) for all program areas being completed and the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching/PLT Exam that best matches their preparation area PRIOR to beginning the student teaching experience. Candidates will not be allowed to begin the student teaching experience until their scores have been received by the Education Department.  The Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) have mandated licensure exams for the state of SD.   

You must register online unless you are applying for testing accommodations.  Visit the ETS website for Registration Information.   Be sure that you put Augustana College (SD) down as one of your score recipients:  AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (code=6015).  If you include your SSN on your ETS account information, the SD Department of Education (SD DOE) will automatically receive your scores as well, SD DOE (code=8112).  If not, you should put SD DOE down as a score recipient.  Take care to download a copy of your scores as once your scores are no longer available to you via your ETS account, you will have to pay a fee to receive a hard copy of your scores.  

Available ETS Study Guides have been purchased and are on reserve in the Mikkelsen Library and may be checked out for individual use. SD DOE Praxis Information is available from the ETS website as well.  You can also check the ETS Website for test preparation materials.

 

 

LICENSURE AREA
 

 

TEST CODE and LINK to FREE STUDY GUIDE

TEST NAME

Click HERE for SD PRAXIS testing requirements

Which Tests Do I Have to Take?

 

SD CUT SCORE

TEST FORMAT

PBT=paper based test

Click HERE to see available PBT testing dates

CBT=computer based test

Click HERE to see available CBT testing dates

SUBJECT TESTS
K-12 ART

0134

5134

Art: Content Knowledge

151

151

PBT

CBT

K-8 ELED

0014

5014

Elementary Education:  Content Knowledge

140

140

PBT

CBT

K-12 SPED

0354

5354

Special Education:  Core Knowledge & Application

145

145

PBT

CBT

K-12 FREN 5174 French:  World Language 152 CBT ONLY
K-12 GERM 5183 German:  World Language 154 CBT ONLY
K-12 SPAN 5195 Spanish:  World Language 160 CBT ONLY
7-12 ENGL

5038

English, Language, Literature & Composition:  Content Knowledge

167

CBT ONLY

7-12 COMM

0221

5221

Speech Communication

143

143

PBT

CBT

7-12 MATH

5161

Mathematics:  Content Knowledge

160

CBT ONLY

K-12 MUSI 5113 Music:  Content Knowledge 150 CBT ONLY
K-12 PE

0091

5091

Physical Education:  Content Knowledge

140

140

PBT

CBT

7-12 BIOL

0235

5235

Biology:  Content Knowledge

147

147

PBT

CBT

7-12 CHEM

0245

5245

Chemistry:  Content Knowledge

135

135

PBT

CBT

7-12 PHYS

0265

5265

Physics:  Content Knowledge

130

130

PBT

CBT

7-12 GOVT 0931 Government/Political Science 149 PBT ONLY
7-12 HIST

0941

5941

World and U.S. History:  Content Knowledge

135

135

PBT

CBT

PEDAGOGY TESTS
PLT MC Practice
ELED PLT

0622

5622

Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6

160

160

PBT

CBT

SEED PLT

0624

5624

Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12

157

157

PBT

CBT

NOTE: Beginning in September 2010, the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations will be the sole means of assessing the basic skills, pedagogical, and content-area knowledge of Minnesota K–12 teacher candidates. All candidates for an initial license will be required to pass the MTLE basic skills test as well as pedagogy and content-area tests. If you are already licensed and adding another license, you only have to take the content knowledge test in the new licensure field.