March 3, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Board of Education Approved a Passing Score for the Praxis Algebra I (5162) Test for the Mathematics – Algebra I (Add-on) Endorsement

On February 23, 2017, the Virginia Board of Education approved the use of the Educational Testing Service Praxis Algebra I (5162) test as an option to add the Mathematics – Algebra I (add-on) endorsement to a teaching license in accordance with the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel and set the following passing score for the test.  This test cannot be used as an assessment for initial licensure; the test may only be used to add the Mathematics – Algebra I (add-on) endorsement as specified below. 

Praxis Algebra I (5162) Test
Test Name Passing Score Effective Date
Praxis Algebra I Test (5162) 148 February 23, 2017

 
Taking the Praxis Algebra I (5162) test to add the Algebra I (add-on) endorsement only applies to individuals who hold an active (1) Collegiate Professional or Postgraduate Professional License or (2) Provisional License leading to a Collegiate Professional or Postgraduate Professional License if the testing requirement for the initial endorsement has been met.  You may refer to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel for detailed information on adding an endorsement by testing.

Information on the professional teacher’s assessments in Virginia may be accessed at the following website:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/prof_teacher_assessment.pdf.   Individuals may register to take the assessment at https://www.ets.org/praxisThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.  The Praxis Algebra I Study Companion is available on the following site:  https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/5162.pdfThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Kendra A. Crump, director of licensure and school leadership, at (804) 371-2471 or Kendra.Crump@doe.virginia.gov.

SRS/kac