The Praxis Series™ assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills. APSU administers paper-based tests only. Please note: APSU does not administer PRAXIS I. To schedule a PRAXIS I exam, please contact the Prometric Testing Center at (931) 647-2003. All information below refers to PRAXIS II exams.
Important Policies / Updates
Effective November 2011, ETS has instituted a new online registration system.
Effective 2011, some paper and pencil tests will be moving to computer-delivered formats. For more information, please visit the ETS website. Please review the Test Retake Policy for computer-delivered tests.
Cell phones, smart phones (e.g., BlackBerry devices®, iPhones, etc.) PDAs and other electronic or photographic devices are NOT PERMITTED inside the testing center. If you are seen with such a device, you will be dismissed from the test, your scores will be cancelled, and you will forfeit your test fees. If you are seen USING such a device, in addition to the above conditions, the device will be confiscated and inspected. Members of the test center staff are NOT PERMITTED to collect or store devices.
Effective September 2010, a new graphing calculator policy will be introduced. Test administration staff will clear the memory of all graphing calculators both before and after test administration. ETS recommends that you back up any important information in your calculator's memory, including applications, before arriving at the test site.
When you register, you must use the exact name and spelling of your name as shown on the primary I.D. document that you will present at the test location. If the name shown on your primary I.D. does not match the name on your registration record, you will not be permitted to test and a refund will not be issued. Only misspellings of your name can be corrected at the test location – NAME CHANGES WILL NOT BE MADE. If your name has changed for any reason, including marriage, you still must present primary I.D. in the name under which you registered, or you will not be permitted to test. Marriage certificates and divorce decrees cannot be used to confirm name differences.
The Testing Center strongly recommends that examinees visit the ETS website to obtain the most current information regarding all testing policies and procedures.
Fees / Payment Method / Remittance Policy
Test fees vary between tests. Please follow all guidelines established by Educational Testing Services (ETS) for payment of testing fees. For more information regarding payment of fees, please visit the ETS website and review the Information Bulletin.
Test Dates / Times
Please click on the Test Schedule link at the bottom of this page to view the current schedule of test dates and times. Please Note: Seating availability is limited, so examinees should schedule in advance. Please report to the testing location on the day and time indicated on your PRAXIS Registration Ticket.
Please report to the testing location indicated on your PRAXIS Registration Ticket.
Parking for PRAXIS is located near the Sundquist Science Building. If you are unfamiliar with campus, please click on the following link to access a Campus Map. Please allow adequate time to acquire parking prior to your scheduled test time.
Please review the identification requirements in the Information Bulletin. Identification requirements are strictly enforced.
All examinees must register through ETS at www.ets.org/praxis. All questions regarding registration should be directed to ETS. Registration information for the ParaPro exam can be found at www.ets.org/parapro.
Permissible Test Aids
Sharpened, soft-lead (No. 2 or HB) pencils must be used. Please Note: Pencil sharpeners are not available. Also bring a blue or black ink pen. For some PRAXIS tests, graphing, scientific, and four-function calculators are allowed or required; for detailed information see “Calculator Use” on the ETS website. The Testing Center will not provide calculators. The Art-Making Test has special requirements regarding artwork. Refer to the Information Bulletin for more information.
Mechanical pencils, paper of any kind, notes, and watch alarms are not permitted. Unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used. Refer to the Information Bulletin for more information.
Results / Score Reports / Transcripts
Refer to the Information Bulletin for more information. The Testing Center does not receive any record of test results. All questions regarding exam results and transcripts should be directed to ETS.
Refer to the Information Bulletin for more information. All questions regarding registration cancellations must be directed to ETS.
ETS does not limit the number of times examinees can retake a paper-based test; however, some states, associations, and institutions may limit the number of times you can retest. Contact your state or licensing agency to confirm their retest policy. Refer to the Information Bulletin for more information.
ETS has established policies regarding the documentation of an applicant's disability and the process for requesting accommodations. For details, see “Test Takers with Disabilities” on the ETS website. Please contact ETS regarding all accommodation requests.
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions posted on the ETS website.
Please dress in layers so that you can adjust to any room temperature.
Food and drink are not allowed in the testing rooms.
Visitors are not permitted in the testing rooms while testing is in progress.
Children are not allowed in the testing room at any time.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.