The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST or Praxis I) is a basic skills exam required of all bachelor of arts in speech pathology majors, which assesses an individual's knowledge in reading, writing and mathematics. Passing the Praxis I is a Department of Education requirement for licensure in Nevada. In addition, it is a requirement for program admission and registration into 300 and 400 level courses. New students should take the Praxis I within their first three semesters at Nevada State College. Transfer students should take the Praxis I immediately after admission to NSC.
Computer-based testing for the Praxis I is offered continuously throughout the year. You may take the computer-based test only once per calendar month and no more than six times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.
Paper-based tests are offered on fixed dates throughout the year. For paper-based tests, you can register online at http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/ using a credit/debit card.
For dates and to schedule an appointment call Prometric Candidate Services at 1-800-853-6773. You may also contact the test center below to schedule your appointment.Prometric Testing Center 6625 S. Valley View Blvd, Suite #414
The Praxis II exam measures knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach and general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge.
The Praxis II exam must be taken prior to applying for practicum. Nevada school districts will not hire any new speech-language pathologist unless they have passed the specialty area Praxis II exam.
THE EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE (ETS) WEBSITE PROVIDES A COMPLETE CURRENT LIST OF REQUIRED PRAXIS II EXAMS FOR THE STATE OF NEVADA. PLEASE REFER TO THIS SITE FOR CURRENT STATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS.
|Licensure Area||Test Code||Test Name||Qualifying Score|
|Speech & Language Handicapped||0881||Special Education: Teaching Speech to Students with Language Impairments||146|
The following nonstandard testing accommodations are available for test takers with specific needs:
Information regarding exam dates, registration and testing sites for testing accommodations can be found online at the Educational Testing Service website.
You can request that the Educational Testing Service send your scores for tests taken during the last 10 years to institutions and agencies that you did not choose on the day you took the test. Score reports can be ordered by fax, mail, phone or online. Ordering information can be found on the ETS website.