Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops and produces the Praxis Series Assessments which are required for licensure in our state. When registering for Praxis I and Praxis II assessments in completion of Arkansas licensure requirements, applicants should request that test results be sent to the Arkansas Department of Education.
For information about the Praxis Series Assessments and Arkansas requirements for those, please find information for Arkansas posted on the ETS website. A testing booklet and information about testing costs, dates, and locations will also be found on the ETS website. Arkansas colleges and universities have registration information for Praxis I and II assessments. Interested persons may also contact the Office of Professional Licensure at the Arkansas Department of Education.
Praxis test takers will have access to a new online registration system. The new system, e-Praxis, offers many enhancements, including 24/7 access to register for both computer-delivered and paper-delivered tests in one place. Test takers have the option of using PayPal® and e-check payment, in addition to credit/debit card.
Praxis CORE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) assessments are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). These assessments are basic skills tests: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. They are generally taken before entering, or at the beginning of a teacher preparation program. These tests may be taken as either standard paper tests, or as computer-based tests. For more information visit the ETS website or consult your college or university teacher preparation program.
Praxis II assessments are more advanced tests of teaching skill and subject area content knowledge, and are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). They are generally taken while enrolled in, or towards the end of a teacher preparation program. For more information visit the ETS website or consult your college or university teacher preparation program. The Praxis II subject area assessments are also required when adding an additional licensure area to a current Arkansas teaching license.
For questions or problems concerning the ATLAS system, please call the Office of Educator Effectiveness at 501-682-5535.