A HARD COPY OF YOUR EXAMINEE SCORE REPORT MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE TEACHING PERFORMANCE CENTER IN WILLIS 110 BY THE POSTED DEADLINES IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PERFORM THE PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP.

 

EXAMINEE SCORE REPORTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE; THEY ARE NO LONGER  MAILED TO YOU. 
These score reports are only available for a short time. Please download and save your report, as well as print out several copies for future use.

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 ABOUT THE NEW COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
PRAXIS REQUIREMENT

On November 7, 2005, the College of Education at Kean University approved a policy requiring all College of Education students to schedule, take and pass the respective Praxis II test(s) for their area of initial teacher certification BEFORE they will be allowed to perform their professional internship (student teaching). This policy went into effect in September 2006. The policy affects ALL College of Education students seeking initial teacher certification. 

Proof of passing Praxis II scores in the form of a copy of the student's Praxis II Score Report from ETS must be submitted to the Teaching Performance Center with the internship application for field placement. If test scores are not available at the time of application, a copy of an admissions ticket for the appropriate test(s) must be submitted and then scores must be submitted no later than August 1 for students performing fall semester internships and November 1 for spring semester internships.

IMPORTANT:   Listing Kean University as a recipient of your scores at the time of registration does NOT meet the requirements of this policy.   A hard copy of a student's passing ETS Praxis II Score Report(s) MUST be hand-delivered, faxed or emailed to the Teaching Performance Center to meet the COE Policy.  

All College of Education students seeking initial teacher certification are covered by this policy and no exceptions will be permitted.  No student will be permitted to perform an internship unless passing Praxis II scores are on file in the Teaching Performance Center.

Passing Praxis II scores for each area of certification are determined by the New Jersey Department of Education and are subject to change.

Examinee Score Reports are only available online at www.ets.org for a short time after the test date. Please be sure to download and save your score report as well as print out several copies for future use. To meet the College of Education policy you may email your score as an attachment to tpc@kean.edu, mail it to the Teaching Performance Center (TPC) at the university address or drop it off to the TPC in Hennings Hall, Room 215.

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Students will be expected to take the Praxis II test(s) for their area of certification as designated by the College of Education.  A list of intended certifications, the respective Praxis II test and passing score for each can be found at www.ets.org/praxis. Please also consult the New Jersey Department of Education website http://nj.gov.njded/educators/license/1112.htm for the test(s) for licensure.

The College of Education is recommending that you schedule and take the appropriate Praxis Test(s) as soon as you feel prepared in your content area.  You no longer need to wait until you have earned 90 credits.  Go to Educational Testing Services (ETS) Praxis Testing Information website (www.ets.org/praxis) and check the schedule of testing dates to determine the dates that tests are being given.  Pay special attention to the dates that your score report is due back to meet the score submission deadline for the internship.  It is also important to leave yourself enough time to retake the test and still meet the submission deadline. 

You can register online at www.ets.org

You MUST include your social security number on all registrations.  When registering online, the registration form will indicate that your SS# is optional.  It is not.  The State of New Jersey Department of Education uses your social security number to match your Praxis Test results with your application for teacher certification.  If you SS# is missing or incorrect on your Praxis Test, the state will be unable to certify you.

Praxis testing scores are reported back to the University in an electronic format, and, at this time, the Teaching Performance Center does not have access to those scores.  We are, therefore, asking you to submit a copy of your Examinee Score Report which will indicate your name, your ID number, the Praxis Test(s) you took, your resulting score and whether or not you met the current NJ State Department of Education passing score.  It will also provide the College with valuable information on the subsections of each test.

Educational Testing Services does offer special accommodations for test takers whose primary language is not English and for test takers with disabilities.  See the Praxis Registration Bulletin specific information.

It is not necessary to retake the Praxis II Test for your area of certification as long as the result still meets the current New Jersey Department of Education passing score.  However, if the score threshold has been increased since you took the Praxis II and your score does not meet that threshold or new tests have been implemented, you might need to retake the test.  Please check with your advisor.

 If you do not submit a copy of your Examinee Score Report showing your test score(s) and that you passed the appropriate Praxis II test(s), you will not be allowed to student teach that semester.  The Teaching Performance center must complete an audit of potential student teachers by the deadline date (August 1 for Fall interns and November 1 for Spring student teachers) in order to notify school districts in a timely manner if a student will not be coming as expected.  Once a school is notified that a student is not student teaching, that decision will not be reversed and the student must delay student teaching for a semester.  Therefore, it is imperative that students take this deadline seriously so as not to jeopardize their academic plans.

You have several options to choose from:

REMEMBER:  Examinee Score Reports are only available online at www.ets.org  It will not be mailed to you.  Please be sure to download and save your score report, as well as print out several copies for future use.