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.
- 7.03(4) states that applicants will have a maximum of five years from the date of a discontinued content assessment to use the successful content assessment scores for fulfillment of endorsement criteria. View a list of all Previous Versions of Colorado Approved Content Exams.
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.
- View the Colorado Endorsement Requirements page- updated to reflect newly adopted Praxis exams. *** If you are an EPP in Colorado, View the full list of adopted exams.
- View a complete list of previous versions of content exams and their discontinuance dates.
- View a complete list of Praxis testing centers in Colorado.
- View the PowerPoint presented by the Content Assessment Review Committee to the State Board of Education at the June meeting.
- View a one-page document submitted to the State Board of Education that outlines goals of the project, information about the committee and how the committee made its recommendation to the Colorado State Board of Education.
- Contact Praxis: for test takers