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Content Tests - Praxis, PLACE, NES, ASWB

Approved Content Tests

For the demonstration of content knowledge and skill, the Colorado State Board of Education has approved:

  • all PLACE assessments, designed and developed specifically for Colorado (except those that correlate to discontinued endorsements)
  • a number of specific PRAXIS assessments
  • one NES assessment, #404 Mandarin (Chinese)
  • the ASWB clinical or advanced generalist exam (for the school social worker endorsement)

 Important Information

  • The last administration of all PLACE exams and the NES exam was May 6, 2017; passing test scores will be accepted for five years until May 6, 2022, for current, correlating endorsement areas only. Please consult the endorsement page for a list of current and discontinued endorsements.
  • Please ensure that the test for which you are registering is approved by the Colorado State Board of Education and accepted for the endorsement that you are seeking.

** Important Note re: COVID 19: Recognizing the uncertainty caused by COVID 19 and any interaction that brings people into close proximity, ETS is committed to keeping the health and welfare of its employees, test center administrators and test-takers in the forefront. ETS continues to monitor the situation of the communities in which their centers are located and will make determinations regarding cancellations and closures as appropriate. Should a test center close due to COVID 19-related concerns or should a test-taker personally be affected by COVID 19, ETS will work with test-takers to waive any rescheduling fees.**

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  • CDE does not provide score information or reports for current or previously taken PLACE, PRAXIS or NES exams. Applicants need to contact the prospective exam provider directly to receive these reports and upload them into their application. Contact information can be accessed at each of their websites below.

*PLACE test-takers will need to complete and submit a request in order to receive another copy of their score reports: