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Content Tests - Praxis, PLACE and NES

Approved Content Tests

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

  • all PLACE assessments
  • a number of PRAXIS assessments
  • one NES assessment

About the Content Tests


PLACE was designed and developed specifically for Colorado, whereas PRAXIS and NES are nationwide exams.


Colorado recognizes the PRAXIS series of exams for many content areas.


Colorado recognizes the NES exam in the content area of Mandarin (Chinese) (404).

Important Notes

  • The last administration of all PLACE exams and the NES exam was May 6, 2017 and will be accepted for 5 years until May 6, 2022.
  • Please check that the test for which you are registering is approved by the State of Colorado and accepted for the endorsement that you are seeking.
  • CDE does not provide score information or reports for current or previously taken PLACE, NES or PRAXIS exams. Applicants need to contact their 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.

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