DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 197
August 22, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Praxis II Tests for Teacher Licensure
Effective September 1, 2008, the Education Testing Service (ETS) will administer new versions of two Praxis II tests-- Family and Consumer Sciences and Marketing Education. The test content is the same; however, ETS has changed the test codes and will report the tests on a different score scale. The older version score scale (250-990) will change to a new score scale (100-200).
The new test codes and passing scores (based on the new score scale) are as follows:
* Family Consumer Science
Test Code: 0121
Virginia Passing Score: 150
* Marketing Education
Test Code: 0561
Virginia Passing Score: 147
for individuals who took the tests prior to September 2008 will be acceptable
for licensure provided the candidate met the passing scores effective at the
time the tests were taken. Information on the professional teacher's
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Patty S. Pitts, assistant superintendent for teacher education and licensure, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (804) 371‑2522 or Dr. James Lanham, director of licensure, by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (804) 371-2471.