Subject Assessments

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ETS Praxis

Praxis® Subject Assessments

All students (both Undergraduate and Graduate) must pass the Praxis® Subject Assessment test(s) in all subjects appropriate to their certification areas 6-months prior to clinical practice (full-time student teaching).

The Praxis® Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K–12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. View more information about the Praxis Subject Assessments.

Praxis® Subject Assessments

Test Code Passing Score for NJ
Early Childhood Education 5025 156
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
Reading & Language Arts 1
5002 157
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
Mathematics 1
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
Social Studies 1
5004 155
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
Science 1
(On-screen scientific calculator provided.)
Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle School Mathematics 5169
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle School Social Studies 5089 158
Biology: Content Knowledge 2 5235 152
Business Education: Content Knowledge 5101
(You can bring your own four-function or scientific calculator.)
Chemistry: Content Knowledge 2 5245 152
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 2 5571 153
English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
General Science: Content Knowledge 2 5435 152
Marketing Education 5561 158
Mathematics: Content Knowledge 5161
(On-screen graphing calculator provided.)
Physics: Content Knowledge 2 5265 141
Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 157
French: World Language 5174 162
Spanish: World Language 5195 168
School Leaders Licensure Assessment 6011 163
School Psychologist 5402 1473
Theatre 5641 153

1. Elementary Education majors must pass all four sections of the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects tests before they are able to enroll in clinical practice (full-time student teaching).
2. Secondary Education Science candidates must pass the Praxis® for both their specialty area and the General Science: Content Area before they are able to enroll in clinical practice (full-time student teaching).
3. National Certification & Rider University graduation requirement.

If you wish to take all four computer-delivered Elementary Education: Multiple Subject tests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005). Registration.


Fee Waiver
Fee waivers may be available for college students who meet all eligibility criteria. If you qualify for a fee waiver, the test fees for up to three Core tests, or one Praxis® Subject Assessment may be waived. View more information to request a fee waiver.

Testing Accommodations
ETS offers testing accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities or health-related needs, as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). View more information and to request accommodations.

If English is not your primary language, you may meet ETS requirements and be eligible for certain accommodations. If you believe this applies to you, please view more information.

All Praxis® tests are delivered by computer. Some tests are offered continuously while others are offered in testing windows that occur several times a year. View information regarding test dates and testing centers.

Students will register online for the Praxis® tests with a credit/debit card or via PayPal®. Print your admission ticket and bring it with you to the test center. Register here.

Send your scores to the New Jersey Department of Education by using code 7666 (will be listed as an automatic recipient).

In addition, you must send your scores to Rider University by using code 2758 (will be listed as an additional score recipient, where you can add up to four institutions for free).

Depending on what area of certification you are looking to pursue, the passing score will vary. Please visit this page and click on the various specialty licensure areas to view the test, code and qualifying score for New Jersey.

Test Retake Policy: If you feel you did not perform to your potential, you may retake a Praxis® test once every 21 days, not including your initial test date. Note: If you take a test that is comprised of subtests, such as Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001), you cannot retake a subtest until after the 21-day period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you violate this restriction, the scores from your retest will be canceled by ETS and your test fees will not be refunded.

New Jersey Student Learning Standards

The New Jersey Department of Education provides NJ Student Learning Standards documents free of charge. The documents give you detailed information about the K-12 curriculum covered in New Jersey’s schools. You can use them as review guides when you begin to study for the Core Academic Skills for Educators practice tests and Subject Assessment practice tests. Downloading and reading these guides should be your first step in preparing to take the Praxis®. Please click on the following links to view the NJ Student Learning Standards for each subject:

Study Companions

ETS has created Study Companions to assist you in preparing to take the Subject Assessment tests. The Study Companions are comprehensive overviews for each test, including detailed test descriptions, sample questions with answers and explanations, and general tips and information about the Praxis® tests.

Webinars & Videos

ETS’s free Praxis® webinars deliver in-depth information and demonstrations about Praxis® test preparation products and services. Learn how you can ensure success as you prepare for teacher licensure. Each live session provides attendees with the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so we encourage you to participate. View the schedule and more information regarding the live webinars.

Interactive Praxis® Practice Tests

Rider University’s College of Education and Human Services is committed to the success of our students. We have purchased many of the interactive practice tests directly from ETS to assist our students in preparing for the Subject Assessments tests. These tests will help to prepare students in a timed, online environment that simulates the real test. These tests will help you practice one full set of authentic test questions and after completing the test, view your results by content category along with the correct answers and explanations for each correct answer.

Please email Nikki Caplinger ([email protected]) requesting the interactive practice tests indicated by the 4-digit test code number.

Example: Please send me the Praxis interactive practice tests for test 5002, 5003, 5004, and 5005.

Note that when you take a practice test, you will answer the same questions in the same order. Retaking the same practice test more than once does not give you different practice questions, or change the order in which the questions are delivered.

  • We do not have interactive practice tests for any combined test (ETS does not offer the combined Subject Assessment practice tests).

Tutoring at the Academic Success Center

Students can schedule individual or small group tutoring appointments for all Praxis® exams. Appointments can be scheduled through TutorTrac, by calling the Academic Success Center at 609-896-5008, or by stopping by the office in Bart Luedeke Center (BLC) 237.

Additionally, students can schedule individual appointments with the success coach, Elizabeth “Liz” Sapudar, for assistance with test anxiety and test-taking strategies by emailing her at [email protected].

Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)

The Curriculum Resource Center, located in Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 101, has many Praxis® study guides, practice books, and test questions available for free. You are able to check these books out to assist you in preparing for the exams.

CRC Summer 2019 Hours
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
*Please note that the CRC is closed on weekends and holidays.