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DC Praxis Testing Information

DC Teacher Certification Testing

Praxis Exams

Apart from the required components within iteachD.C. (coursework and residency) every future teacher must pass specific DC teacher certification tests to demonstrate to schools and the state competency. These exams, called Praxis exams, are administered by the Education Testing Services (ETS.org). The process to compete Louisiana teacher certification testing can be confusing. Hopefully this page helps!

When registering for your exam, you can select email or upload your scores to your iteach portal so that our office has record of your passing results.

Every applicant is required to have passed both Praxis CORE and Praxis II Subject to be eligible to enroll in the program.

Praxis Core

The Praxis Core exam is a DC teacher certification test that measures basic skills for educators. This exam has three components: Reading, Writing and Math. Each exam must be passed independently. Even though there is three separate exams for each section, you can register for all three via the combined exam, test #5752.

As of Sept. 1, 2019, all test-takers for the Praxis Core exam may only register for the new version. However, OSSE shall continue to accept scores up through Aug. 31, 2021 from applicants who took and passed the previous version of the Praxis Core exam.More information can be found below:

Praxis Core Exam Section

Test Code

Passing Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

5733

150


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Praxis II – Subject Area

The Praxis II is required to be passed in order to enroll in the program. You can apply and start the application process before it is passed, but it must be passed in order to formally enroll. Below is a complete list of certification areas that we are approved to offer certification. Clicking on the test name will take you immediately to study information regarding the exam.

If you passed an older Praxis II exam which was approved at the time you took it, we can accept those scores.

Elementary Education Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

5001

All 4 Subtests

      Reading Subtest

5002

157

      Mathematics Subtest

5003

157

      Social Studies Subtest

5004

155

      Science Subtest

5005

159

High School Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

7-12 English

5038

167

7-12 General Science

5435

157

7-12 Mathematics

5161

160

7-12 Social Studies

5081

155

All Grade Levels

Test Code

Passing Score

Special Education (Non-Catagorical)

5354

151

Praxis – Principles of Learning and Teaching

At this point you have passed Praxis Core and you have passed Praxis II Subject exam. While teaching there is a final exam you must pass to earn your Standard Certificate: Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT). Depending on the grade level in which you are teaching, you will take one of the following PLT exams.

Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching

Test Code

Passing Score

PLT: Grades K-6

5622

160

PLT: Grades 7-12

5624

157

DC Praxis Exam Testing Locations

City

Test Center Address

Location

Washington, DC

Washington DC – K Street NW
1629 K Street NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

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Washington, DC

ETS – HOWARD UNIVERSITY
6th and Bryant
WASHINGTON, DC 20059

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Alexandria, VA

BRAINSEED TESTING CENTER
205 S Whiting Street
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304

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College Park, MD

ETS – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
2112 Shoemaker Building
COLLEGE PARK, MD 20742

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Bethesda, MD

Washington DC – Bethesda
8120 Woodmont Ave
BETHESDA, MD 20814

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Falls Church, VA

Washington DC – Falls Church
9800 W. Broad St.
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046

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Hyattsville, MD

Washington DC – Landover
4301 Garden City Dr
HYATTSVILLE, MD 20785

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Annadale, VA

Evergreen Academy
7700 Little River Turnpike
ANNANDALE, VA 22003

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Fairfax, VA

Ivy Christian College
9401 Mathy Drive
FAIRFAX, VA 22031

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Bowie, MD

Bowie State University
214000 Jericho Park Road
BOWIE, MD 20715

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Herndon, VA

Nextec Inc
205 Van Buren Street
HERNDON, VA 20170

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Columbia, MD

Baltimore – Columbia
6304 WOODSIDE COURT
COLUMBIA, MD 21046

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Sterling, VA

American Test Centers
21495 Ridgetop Circle
STERLING, VA 20166

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Woodbridge, VA

Northern Virginia Community College – Ced
2675 College Dr, Suite 238
WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

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Hanover, MD

Anne Arundel Community College
7009 Arundel Mills Circle
HANOVER, MD 21076

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