Passing scores on a content knowledge test (PRAXIS II content/subject assessment) and on a pedagogy or teaching skills test (level-appropriate PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching [PLT] test) are required for an initial Kansas teaching license.
A passing score on a content knowledge test (PRAXIS II content/subject assessment) is required for any Added (Teaching) Endorsement or School Specialist License.
A passing score on the appropriate School Leadership Series assessment is required to add a Building Leadership or District Leadership license.
The PRAXIS II tests are pencil-to-paper tests offered six times each school year (September, November, January, March, June, and late July/early August) but not necessarily on all test dates at each institution offering the tests. On time registration typically closes about four weeks prior to any test date. Shorter times are allowed for late registration (approximately three weeks prior to a test date) or emergency registration (approximately two weeks prior to a test date) but additional fees are required.
The Educational Testing Service no longer mails a printed score report and you must access your test results online. Therefore, approximately four weeks following your test administration date, you should log onto your Praxis Profile and download and save the PDF file to a secure location. You also are strongly encouraged to print a couple of hardcopies of your score report to keep in a safe place. YOU ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME to download and save your scores and if you fail to do so, the Educational Testing Service will charge you a fee to access your scores at a later date. Test results are available earlier by utilizing the Scores by Phone service for an additional fee.
The SLS assessments are available only in a computerized format. Information on registration and test results is the same as for the PRAXIS II tests.
The required PRAXIS II tests and corresponding cut scores for Kansas are available on the Educational Testing Service web site at
by choosing Kansas from the pulldown menu under State Testing Requirements, clicking on Go , and clicking again on Test Requirements.
Fees for Required Assessments
PRAXIS II fees currently fall within the $100-150 range for each test Currently, an additional $45 fee is charged for late registration and an additional $75 fee for emergency registration. SLS fees currently are $425 for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment and $300 for the School Superintendent Assessment. Additional fees for late or emergency registration are the same as for the PRAXIS II tests. Again, PRAXIS II and SLS fees are subject to increase at any time.
PRAXIS II Registration
The Educational Testing Service administers the PRAXIS II tests required for an Initial Teaching License or to add any Added (Teaching) Endorsement or School Specialist License. You may register online on the Educational Testing Service web site at
by clicking on Register for a Test under For Test Takers. You can locate the test center where you wish to test and select the date when you wish to do so under Test Centers and Dates also under For Test Takers. When you register, please request your score(s) be reported to Pittsburg State University and our recipient code is R6336.
School Leadership Series Registration
The Educational Testing Service also administers the School Leadership Series assessments required to add a Building Leadership or District Leadership License. You may register online on the Educational Testing Service web site at
by clicking on Register for the Test, Find a Test Date, or any other available topic. When you register, please request your score be reported to Pittsburg State University and again our recipient code is R6336.