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Educator Preparation and Licensing Content Assessment Project

Educator Preparation and Licensing Content Assessment Project

The Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously, at their June 2016 State Board of Education meeting, to adopt the Praxis exam series for Colorado's endorsement areas.

What this means moving forward

  • The newly adopted Praxis exams will be accepted in Colorado based on our Colorado Endorsement Requirements after June 9, 2016 and will be available to be taken in Colorado after September 1, 2016.
  • The current Elementary Praxis exam #5018 will be offered in Colorado until September 1. After September 1, 2016, the newly adopted Praxis Elementary Exam #5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects will be available to be taken in Colorado. Praxis exam #5001 replaces exam #5018 as the required exam.
  • The last administration of all PLACE exams will be May 6, 2017. Scores from these exams will be accepted until May 6, 2022 if taken prior to May 6, 2017.

Please see below for additional important information to help stakeholders and applicants understand the process of this State Board decision, what has changed, and timelines for the work.



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