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Praxis Scores and Score Reports

What Students Should Know

What is the passing score for Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology?

  • The passing score for ASHA certification is 600 for both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Each state determines its passing score for professional licensure and teacher certification. Most states use the same score of 600 as required for ASHA certification. However, in some states the Praxis examination score for licensure or teacher certification may be higher or lower than the ASHA passing score.
  • ETS recommends that academic programs not use the Praxis exams as a student summative exam for graduation clearance.

How is the exam scored?

  • Only questions answered correctly count toward the exam score. It is better to guess than leave an answer blank.
  • The raw points awarded are the number of correct answers. Your scaled score is computed from your total number of raw points in a way that adjusts for the difficulty of the questions.
  • See also Understanding Your Praxis Scores [PDF].

What if I don't pass on the first try?

Typically, 80% of test-takers pass the exam on their first attempt. The Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) has ruled that, effective January 1, 2005, results of the Praxis Examinations in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology submitted for initial certification in either speech-language pathology or audiology must have been obtained no more than five (5) years prior to the submission of the certification application. Scores older than 5 years will not be accepted for certification.

Audiology and speech-language pathology test-takers who have not earned a passing score have two-years to retake and pass the Praxis examination. If the examination is not passed successfully within a two-year period, the applicant's certification file will be closed. If the examination is passed at a later date, the individual will have to reapply for certification under the standards in effect at the time of reapplication.

How soon will I receive my score?

If you register for the exam online, you may access your score report online as soon as scores are available from ETS. Otherwise, your official score report will arrive in the mail four weeks after your test date. Score reports may be accessed sooner for a fee by calling ETS three weeks after your test date.

If you do not receive your score report within four weeks after your test, notify ETS. ETS utilizes a bar code document tracking system to ensure accountability and tracking of your exam book and answer document so that the scoring process is complete and accurate.

Can I cancel my score?

The ETS online Registration Bulletin details the conditions under which the scores may be cancelled by you or ETS.

What Praxis Score Reports are sent to exam candidates?

  • Examinee Score Report
    Each exam candidate receives a score report. Your score report contains:
    • your name
    • score(s)
    • pass/no pass score information for recipients you designate on your registration
    • background information
    • educational information
    • detailed content category performance (for current scores)
  • A duplicate Examinee Score Report may be purchased from ETS up to 10 years following a test administration date.

What Faculty Should Know

What Praxis Score Reports are sent to academic programs?

  • Designated Institution Score Report
    An Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology academic program will receive an individual candidate's score report mailed directly to the CSD program following a test administration if the student selected the academic program as a score recipient using the Audiology/Speech Language Pathology Attending Institution/Recipient Codes [PDF] and entered the Recipient (R-Code) on the Praxis registration form. The Designated Institution Report includes the candidate's name, score(s), pass/no pass score information, background information, and educational information.
  • Annual Institutional Summary Report
    An Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology academic program will receive an annual aggregated report of exam scores mailed directly to the CSD program in November of each year (effective 2005). The annual report contains the highest score for that reporting period plus the test category scores from all Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology candidates who identified their attending institution using the Audiology/Speech Language Pathology Attending Institution/Recipient Codes [PDF] and entered the Attending Institution (A-Code) on the Praxis registration form. The Annual Institutional Summary Report will be generated provided that an institution was identified by at least five (5) candidates in the given test administration year (September through August) in connection with one or more of the Examinations.
  • Annual Institution Delete Roster
    In August of each year, an academic program will receive an Annual Institution Delete Roster. This report is a preliminary roster of all exam candidates who have selected your academic program as their Attending Institution via the A-Code and will determine the scores that will be included in the Annual Institution Summary Report. Academic programs are expected to review this report, strike (delete) any names of candidates who the program believes should not be represented in the Annual Institution Summary Report, and return the Delete Roster to ETS. Academic programs may not add exam candidate names to the roster.
  • Institutional Summary Report [PDF] Sample Online
    A sample of information contained in the Institutional Summary Report (ISR) is now available online for IHEs.

What formats are available for academic programs to receive Score Reports?

  • ETS Internet Delivery of Praxis Scores
    The ETS Internet Delivery of Scores service is an electronic transmission method for delivering score reports to Schools and universities via the Web. For further information about this service, visit the ETS Web site or contact the ETS Internet Delivery of Scores service at or by phone at 1-609-771-7091.
  • CD Rom
    Contains a data file with the same straight-text file and layout as ScoreLink.
  • Individual paper report
    Contains test scores from the current administration, the highest score for each test taken by the examinee in the past 10 years, and pass/not pass status based on the recipient's state.
  • Pressure sensitive labels
    Contains only the highest earned score and a letter "P" or "N" (indicating passed/not passed status) for each test reported based on the recipient's state; current scores are not shown unless they are the highest scores the examinee has earned.

Other Resources

Both of these reports include descriptive statistics of Praxis exam scores from 1996-1997 through 2006-2007.

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