There have been some important changes to the Vermont Praxis requirements lately:
As of August 31st, the Vermont AOE can no longer accept SAT or ACT scores in lieu of Praxis scores if the SAT/ACT was taken after September 1st 2014. If the SAT/ACT tests were taken prior to August 31, 2014, they can be used in lieu of Praxis I requirements. At this time, all applicants for licensure must take the three Core Academic Skills tests. Exemptions from this requirement are
- candidates who qualify for a level II license and have at least three years of employment experience within the past seven years as a licensed educator in the endorsement area being sought
- candidates who otherwise qualify for licensure or endorsement and who have achieved National Board Certification in the comparable endorsement area.
It is possible that these requirements will change in the future, but we do not have any timeline for when SAT or ACT scores will be accepted again. If you have questions regarding this change, please contact Sue Yesalonia at email@example.com.
In addition, ETS has announced additional testing windows effective immediately:
“We are pleased to announce that the Praxis Program will now be administering the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects assessment (both the 5001 and 5031 series of subtests) in the December, 2014 window (December 8 – December 20) as well as the August, 2015 window. With the addition of these two months, this assessment is now administered in every monthly testing window throughout the year. The assessments have been loaded into our registration system and candidates can now register for these tests in the December window immediately.”
Please don’t hesitate to contact the educator preparation office with questions about any of the info above at (802) 479-1714.