Like other ETS exams, Praxis offers a wide variety of testing accommodations, and lists these ETS disability services on the exam’s Available Accommodations page. Contact information and application instructions for Praxis accommodations can be found on the accommodations procedure page for Praxis. There are several other resources for those who want Praxis test accommodations.
What do I need to apply for Praxis accommodations?
If you plan to apply for accommodations, make sure to apply early. It will take some time for ETS to review your documentation and make a decision. The same applies to students applying for fee waivers. To apply for accommodations, you’ll need:
- Identify the specific accommodations that you need and will apply for
- Collect documentation of your disability (examples here)
- Fill out the Testing Accommodations Request Form
- Register! Don’t forget that you have to apply before you register for the test. Once your accommodation is approved, ETS will send you info on how to register. You can also check out our posts on Praxis registration for more information.
- Make sure to allow six weeks for a decision
Possible Accommodations and ETS Disability Services
The following are common accommodations for test-takers with disabilities or health concerns:
- Extended Testing Time
- Extra Breaks — breaks are not included in testing time (can be used for medication, snacks, trips to the restroom, etc.)
Accommodations for Computer-delivered Tests Only
- Ergonomic keyboard
- IntelliKeys keyboard
- Keyboard with touchpad
- Screen magnification
- Selectable foreground and background colors
Assistance for Spoken Directions Only
- Oral interpreter
- Sign language interpreter
- Printed copy of spoken directions (for paper-delivered tests only)
Assistance for Note Taking
- Braille slate and stylus
- Perkins brailler®
Alternate Test Formats
- Large-print test book
- Large-print answer sheet
- Audio recording
Praxis Accommodations for ESL Test-Takers
Unlike other ETS exams, the Praxis offers accommodations for English Language Learners. If English is not your first language, you may get 50% more test time. For details on eligibility and how to apply, go to the official Praxis ESL Accommodations page.
Where do I apply for Praxis accommodations?
If you need accommodations like the ones listed above due to a disability or health concern, ETS gives seven steps to apply for accommodations.
1. Determine your accommodations.
3. Choose your test format (paper-delivered or computer-delivered). Different formats are offered in different areas, so check the Praxis website.
4. Complete the registration form for the test you plan to take.
5. Complete the testing accommodations request form (page 14-21).
6. Gather your disability documentation.
7. Submit completed forms, documentation, and fees. You should include:
- Appropriate registration form
- Testing Accommodations Request Form
- Disability documentation, if applicable
- Appropriate test fee
Send your paperwork and fees to:
Mail: ETS Disability Services PO Box 6054 Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 U.S.A.
Courier Service: ETS Disability Services 225 Phillips Boulevard Ewing, NJ 08628-1426 U.S.A.
Email: Requests for testing accommodations can be emailed to [email protected] Do not submit requests to the Customer Service email listed on page 3. Requests submitted to that email address will not be processed. Do not include credit card information on forms sent via email.
Also, check out ETS’s tips for test-takers with disabilities.
Testing Accommodations for Test-Takers whose Primary Language is not English
Since the Praxis is only offered in English, for those who speak a different first language, you can apply for extra time to take the Praxis. You will need to complete these forms:
1. Certification of Documentation Form with required school seal or notarized signature
3. Test Authorization Voucher Request Form.
Send the completed forms together in one envelope with payment to:
- ETS – The Praxis Series, P.O. Box 382065, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8065 (if paying by check or money order)
- ETS – The Praxis Series, P.O. Box 6054, Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 (if paying by credit/debit card)
Once your accommodation request is approved, ETS will contact you with a voucher number that you can use to register for a test appointment. Make sure to leave enough time in for accommodation approval when you are planning for test registration! The application review process can take up to six weeks, so plan in advance.
How to use Magoosh to simulate Praxis accommodations
You can add extra time to your practice tests on Magoosh. First go to the Account tab on the upper right and choose Profile:
Then select the green Edit Account Information button on the bottom left:
And then select the time change you want:
NOTE: Special thanks to Matt Slayton in Magoosh Student Help and Allison White, my fellow Magoosh Praxis blogger, for doing the initial research and assisting with the writing.