Testing Requirements

Moving from using Praxis I to the Core Praxis Tests

In June 2013, the Vermont Standards Board of Professional Educators (VSBPE) adopted the Praxis Core Academic Skills (Core) Educators Tests, also known as the Praxis Core tests. The Praxis Core tests will replace Praxis I, which is being phased out by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The new Praxis Core tests include core academic skills tests for math, reading, and writing and are aligned with Common Core State Standards. There will be no composite score for the Praxis Core tests; candidates will need passing scores for each of the three subtests.

Among its criteria for licensure, Vermont requires candidates to take specific Praxis I and Praxis II exams. Under Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) the state is required to report performance data for these exams.
  Vermont's Testing Requirements for Licensure: Praxis I & II Testing Brochure
This document outlines testing requirements (Praxis I, Praxis II), testing schedules and frequently asked questions. NOTE: This document must be printed on legal size paper in landscape mode.
  Definitions of Proficiency for ACTFL and ASLTA Language Testing
For licensure in French, Spanish, German, or Latin, individuals must take and pass the required Praxis II exams. In all other languages, ACTFL or ASLTA testing is required to demonstrate proficiency. Using ACTFL definitions, this document defines the level of passage required for each type of language in order to be considered proficient in that language.

Vermont's Title II Higher Education Act (HEA) Report
Title II of the federal Higher Education Act (HEA) supports the efforts of states and institutions of higher education and their school district partners to improve the recruitment, preparation and support of new teachers. Title II requires the state to report performance data for the Praxis I and Praxis II exams. Use the link above to view the complete report for 2008. Links to archived Vermont reports for 2001-2007 are also available in the left column of the Title II Web site.


Jessica Kobb at jessica.kobb@state.vt.us or (802) 479-7461

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