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When Do I Get My Praxis Exam Results?

Staring at your Praxis results on the exam screen in the test center can be a big relief. But once you’ve completed the Praxis, a new kind of test anxiety can set in: anxiety over receiving your official Praxis scores.

As I’ve mentioned before, you get your raw score and your unofficial score immediately. Those are shown right in the test center. But in order to get licensed or secure a job you will need your official score, and these Praxis results may take a while to receive.

The good news is that Praxis has a well-organized, predictable system for sending Praxis exam results to test-takers and to schools, licensure boards, etc. There are two different timetables for receiving your Praxis results. One for tests that have continuous availability, and one for tests that are available during certain testing windows—specific time periods when an exam is available.

Receiving Praxis scores for tests that are continuously available

Certain tests are administered pretty much every day. The Praxis Core exams have continuous availability, and there are also a small handful of Praxis Subject Assessments that are offered continuously. The Subject Assessments that are available continuously are:

  • Educational Leadership (5411)
  • Elementary Education Content Knowledge (5014)
  • Marketing Education (5561)
  • Music Content Knowledge (5114)

For continuously available exams, you will be able to view your official scores electronically 10-11 business days after you take the test, provided all test questions are multiple choice/selected-response. Official scores for tests with constructed response portions (such as essays or lesson plans) are viewable online within 15-16 business days after the test.

Receiving scores for Praxis exams given in testing windows

Most Subject Assessments are administered only during specific windows of time within a year. For instance, for the Special Education Early Childhood assessment in 2016, the next windows of time where that test will be available are September 5th to September 17th, and again from December 5th to December 17th. For exams given in limited testing windows such as this, you’ll be able to view your official scores online after the last day in your testing window.

Special Education - Early Childhood - Praxis results for Praxis scores

(The chart above is from the ETS Praxis site where you can use the dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen to look up test windows for other exams.)

The wait time after the end of the testing window is comparable to the wait time after the day of the test for continuously available exams. As a general rule, test-takers get their official results for selected-response tests 10-11 business days after the final day of the testing window. Constructed response results come 15-16 business days after the window’s end. However, there is one small difference with window-based Praxis tests. ETS is very schedule-conscious when it comes to scoring these exams, and actually sets specific target dates for when score results are released. Contact Praxis customer service to get the exact expected date for scores on your Subject Assessment exam.

Receiving exam scores versus sending them

Schools and employers you wish to send your Praxis scores to won’t be able to see your scores at the exact same time you receive them. But they are able to see your official scores very shortly after you do. Specifically, the institutions you send your scores to will be given electronic access to your official exam results the first Monday after your initial receipt date.

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26 Responses to When Do I Get My Praxis Exam Results?

  1. Jazmine February 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM #

    Is the score you see after you took the exam pretty much your final score??

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 21, 2017 at 3:22 AM #

      Hi Jazmine,

      It can be, but nothing is official until a few weeks after. I have seen some dramatic changes between the estimated and final score, though often the change is minor. 🙂

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 21, 2017 at 3:22 AM #

      For exams that contain only “selected response” questions (this means no essay questions or short answers), yes. Unless you have essays/written responses that need to be graded later, your unofficial score will either be exactly the same as your final official score, or very similar to your final official score.

  2. April March 18, 2017 at 12:31 AM #

    I just got an email giving me my final scorestage for Praxis core reading (200) and math (170). There’s no result for writing. WI’ll that come laterms or should I follow up with ETS? It has only been a few days since I took the test. However I assumed they would aLloyd be played at the same time. Thanks.

    • David Recine
      David Recine March 18, 2017 at 1:51 AM #

      Hi April. Your Praxis Core Writing results will take a little longer. This is because the two essays are scored by human beings. Praxis Core Reading and Math come back much more quickly, of course, because they are 100% machine scored.

  3. Sierra March 22, 2017 at 3:25 PM #

    How do you see your results after the test? After I finished mine, the screen went to a default page for my testing center. I saw nothing related to my score after I took it. Neither of the administrators mentioned anything about seeing unofficial scores.

    Is there any other way to view my unofficial scores? I was violently ill the day I took the Praxis and am very anxious about my performance. It is torture having to wait several more weeks.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM #

      Hi Sierra,

      If you were not given the option to see your score estimate at the end of the test, you will have to wait until the official score comes out. I hope you’ve recovered from your illness, and hopefully you were able to rally and pass your exam! 🙂

  4. Julie Hurley March 23, 2017 at 8:01 AM #

    I took a practice test on Praxis 5857, which is the Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge and got 68 correct out of 130 without even studying. Does anyone know if this would be passing if you only have to score a 150, in the state of North Carolina?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 23, 2017 at 8:14 AM #

      Hi Julie 🙂 You can estimate your scaled score by adding 100 to the percentage you got correct. In your case, that gives you an estimated scaled score of 152, which, while passing, is very close to the pass/fail borderline. Hope this helps!

    • Katherine April 5, 2017 at 1:05 PM #

      Hi Julie, I believe the passing score for NC for the Praxis 5857 is 160.

  5. BHAKTI M KANASE March 24, 2017 at 11:56 AM #

    I took a Praxis II test for Middle school mathematics(5169)
    At the end of the test, I saw my score as 161. Is this my actual score of the test?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM #

      Hi Bhakti,

      That was likely your unofficial score that is likely to be close to the real one but might change. I hope your results work out! 🙂

      • Shannon May 11, 2017 at 3:16 PM #

        Did you get your results?

  6. Alicia April 22, 2017 at 11:33 AM #

    Hi! I just took the speech pathology praxis. Is the score that I saw on the screen, my final score? Even though it’s unofficial?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 22, 2017 at 12:59 PM #

      If you just saw one score on the screen, it may be your raw score. Your raw score is the number of questions you answered correctly. If your raw score is what you saw, then your final score will be very different. This is because final scores are scaled. Scaled scores are calculated as follows: 100 is added to the percentage of questions you answered correctly. So if you got 70% of your questions right, your scaled score would be 170.

      Now, there’s also a chance you saw your unofficial scaled score onscreen. If this is the case, then your final official score will be very similar, and maybe exactly the same. Both the unofficial scaled score and the official score are calculated with the “percentage right + 100” formula. Sometimes, however, there can be slight adjustments to the score you see on test day. When scores change, they usually change by just a point or two, though.

      So how can you know which score you saw? Well, all scaled scores are between 100 and 200 points. So if the score you saw on test day was less than 100, it was definitely a raw score and not an unofficial scaled score.

      On the other hand, if the score you was was between 100 and 132, there are two possibilities. Either you saw your raw score, and you got 100 or more of your exam’s 132 questions correct. Or you saw your scaled unofficial score, and you got between 0 and 32% of your questions correct. (Hopefully it’s not that second one!)

      If your score was more than 132, then it’s definitely your unofficial scaled score, and you can know that the official score will be similar.

      Tricky, I know. 🙂 But I hope this helps!

  7. Alicia April 22, 2017 at 2:43 PM #

    Arrrrgh!! The score was 156 and it looks like passing is 162. It’s not looking good for me, unless a miracle happens. Now I have to wait 21 days to retake? Yes?

  8. Garrett May 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

    Today is my score reporting date for my Praxis II (5039) exam, but as of 2pm I’ve yet to receive my scores. Will the scores still be published sometime today, or is this a problem and I should contact ETS?

    • David Recine
      David Recine May 13, 2017 at 1:15 AM #

      Anxiety is very understandable on score day. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry too much. The scores usually do come out by the end of the day. But if they don’t, scores seldom show up more than a day or two late.

      If you’re worried, it certainly can’t hurt to contact ETS. But there’s probably nothing to worry about just yet.

  9. Jamie May 20, 2017 at 2:17 PM #

    I saw 100 at the endof taking Middle School Praxis II 5169 and besides “algebra” a 3 and besides “Geometry” a 2. What does that mean?

    • David Recine
      David Recine May 21, 2017 at 1:39 AM #

      Ouch! a 100 usually means you got a 0 on the Praxis. If you got a 3 in Algebra and a 2 in Geometry, that means you got 3/34 right in the Algebra portion of the exam, and 2/21 right int he geometry portion of the exam. This comes out to less than 10% right, which was apparently rounded down to 0% by the scoring software. 🙁 I apologize for being the bearer of bad news, but you’ll need to retake the Praxis Middle School Math (5169) exam.

  10. Susan June 15, 2017 at 7:09 PM #

    Hi! I’ve taken the SS content knowledge test a few times now and can’t seem to get the 155 I need. My last score was 153 and today on the screen it was 154. It probably will stay at 154…right :-(?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 16, 2017 at 6:02 AM #

      Sorry to hear you’ve had this frustrating experience with your Social Studies Content Knowledge Praxis II. 🙁

      The (somewhat) good news is that it’s not uncommon for an official score to be a point or two higher than the onscreen score you see in the test center. I’d say you have a 50/50 chance of breaking 155 on your actual score report. Still, I’d prepare for another retake just in case. If you don’t reach 155 this time, keep at it– sounds like you’re almost there!

  11. Alexandra Belden June 24, 2017 at 8:06 AM #

    hypothetically what would happen if I pass two subjects and failed one?

    • David Recine
      David Recine June 26, 2017 at 2:57 PM #

      That depends on which exam you’re taking, Alexandra? Are you talking about the Core, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects, or another exam? And if it’s another exam, which one are you thinking of?

      (And hopefully this does turn out to be a hypothetical for you. But it’s always good to ask these kinds of “just in case” questions!)

  12. Laura July 6, 2017 at 7:34 PM #

    MAGOOSH…who do I write to when I wish my praxis test to be relooked at that I missed by two points.

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 10, 2017 at 11:40 AM #

      Sorry to hear you fell a little short on your Praxis score, Laura. That sounds frustrating! You can request a score review by submitting a score review request form to ETS. Bear in mind, however, that you can only request re-scores on tests that have a “constructed response” portion. Allison gives all the detail in this in her post “Should You Request a Praxis Score Review?

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