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Testing Teacher Candidates: The Role of Licensure Tests in Improving Teacher Quality
Appendix A: Complete List of Praxis Tests, Scores, and State Cut Scores: 1998–99
This appendix contains a listing of the Praxis assessments used by states in the teacher certification and licensure process. The Praxis Series, or Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers, was developed and is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
There are 3 components of the Praxis Series: Praxis I—Academic Skills Assessments; Praxis II—Subject Assessments/Specialty Area, Professional Knowledge, and Core Battery tests, the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PPLT), and the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT); and Praxis III—Classroom Performance Assessment. The Academic Skills Assessments include the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) program, both of which measure basic proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. States set their own cut score or minimum passing score for their test takers.