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What is a Good Praxis Score?

Wondering “What is a good Praxis score?”? A good Praxis score is a passing score. This is not a test like the SAT or GRE where your scores are going to be scrutinized next to those of other test-takers for the chance at your dream school (or in this case, job). All that matters is whether or not you pass. If you meet the (and complete all other requirements for licensure) then you get your teaching license, simple as that! It’s extremely rare for any school or organization to ask for your actual Praxis score; the license is what matters.
 

What are the Praxis Score Ranges?

On the Core Academic Skills Tests in Math, Reading and Writing, scaled scores range from 100-200 in increments of 2. Scores are calculated by converting a raw number of correct questions to a scaled score that is based on the performance of all test-takers taking that particular Praxis form. The table below gives the median and average performance range of test-takers for 2015:

TestPossible Score RangeMedian ScoreAverage Performance Range
Core Academic Skills: Mathematics100 - 200154138 - 168
Core Academic Skills: Reading100 - 200172160 - 184
Core Academic Skills: Writing100 - 200164158 - 172

You can find the above information along with median and average score ranges by clicking .

What is a Passing Praxis Score?

The specific Praxis tests you need to take for certification vary by state, level, and subject, but generally-speaking, most hopeful teachers need to take and pass the Core Academic Skills Praxis tests in Math, Reading and Writing (sometimes colloquially referred to as Praxis I) along with one or more Praxis II tests for their specific subject or education level (such as “Biology” or “Elementary Education”).

  • The passing score for Core Academic Math is 150 in almost all states. Pennsylvania and Washington are the exception at 142.
  • The passing score for Core Academic Reading Skills is 156 for almost all states.
  • The passing score for Core Academic Writing Skills is 162 for almost all states. North Dakota and Washington are the exceptions at 160 and 158, respectively.*

When it comes to the Praxis II Tests, passing scores differ between tests and states, so check for the specific that you need.

What is a good praxis test score? - Praxis Test

How Will I Know if I Passed the Praxis?

Your score report will indicate a PASSED or NOT PASSED status for each test based on the standard passing standards. Unfortunately, ETS makes it a little difficult to determine how many questions you need to get right in order to get a passing Praxis score, and it can vary between tests. As a general rule of thumb, though, you should be aiming to get over 60% of the questions right (and there’s no guessing penalty, so go to town answering every question!).

*Maine, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania have some special clauses, so if you are applying for licensure in one of these states, be sure to read the fine print (the good news is that the fine print indicates some exceptions that actually make passing easier).

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86 Responses to What is a Good Praxis Score?

  1. Esther October 11, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

    Is there a way to find out, how much point each questions is worth? For example, is each question worth 5 points etc..

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert October 18, 2016 at 12:02 PM #

      Unfortunately, there’s no way to do this that will work 100% of the time. The Praxis doesn’t publish the point weight of its various questions, and sometimes it’s not obvious when a question is worth more than one point on a Praxis test. Fortunately, though, the vast majority of single answer multiple-choice questions are worth just one point. So even though you can’t always know how many points a question is worth, the odds are in favor of it being worth a single point.

  2. Brian November 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM #

    Does anyone know how well you do on the ETS Praxis test correlates to how well you did (do) on the actual Praxis exam?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert November 13, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      In theory, your scores the official practice Praxis tests from ETS correlate quite closely with how you’ll do on test day. Unfortunately, because there’s only one practice test for each version of the Praxis. This is just one possible mix of questions, and there’s always a chance the questions you see on test day will be mixed differently. Because of this, it’s helpful to also check out the free official study companion PDF for each Praxis exam. These do not provide full practice tests, but each Study Companion does offer a generous helping of additional sample questions.

  3. Stacey April 11, 2017 at 2:55 PM #

    I received a 154 unofficial score on my core reading praxis 1 NJ. What are the chances they bump me up to the 156 Which is passing? I am so worried.

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert April 18, 2017 at 3:46 AM #

      Scores can be bumped up by 1-3 points when the score is adjusted for the official score report. However, for the Praxis Core tests, it’s more common for your unofficial score to stay the same on the official report. So there is some chance you’ll get bumped up to passing. But there’s also a good chance you’ve fallen a little short this time around. Hope for the best, but prepare for a retake.

  4. Jess June 11, 2017 at 7:31 PM #

    Do you receive your Praxis core reading score immediately after taking the test?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert June 15, 2017 at 6:27 PM #

      Hi Jess,

      According to the provided by ETS (page 15): For tests that only include selected-response questions, you will be able to view the unofficial scores at the testing center after taking the test. If no unofficial score is provided, it means that further analysis is necessary to determine the score (note: this doesn’t necessarily mean that there was a problem with the test).

      Since the exam is selected-answer, you should see your unofficial score after you take the test! 🙂

  5. Jess July 1, 2017 at 2:19 PM #

    I took the reading Praxis today and I got a 190. Is it safe to assume I’ve passed the test?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert July 3, 2017 at 2:16 AM #

      Hi Jess. It looks really promising, yes! 🙂

  6. Janice July 7, 2017 at 7:55 PM #

    So, is it safe to say that if I get 60% or above on each individual test (Reading, Writing, and Math) I should pass each particular test? I am taking the Core combined test of all three at the same time. I have to have a score of 156 in Reading, 162 in Writing, and 150 in Math to pass and I am wondering how many questions I have to correctly answer to pass each one.

    Does it state somewhere how many questions are on the actual test in each individual test? (Reading, Writing, and Math)?

    My Praxis Practice Test I have been taking thus far, (Math and Reading) both have a total of 56 questions. I was wondering if that is the same number that will be on the actual test?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert July 10, 2017 at 12:33 PM #

      Great question, Janice. 🙂

      First, it’s important to remember that your scaled Praxis score (the basis of the final official score you’ll receive) is derived from the percentage of questions you answer correctly, 100.

      So you need at least 56% in Reading, 62% in Writing, and 50% in Math to get passing scores. Since your scores may be adjusted by a few points for the official score report, I advise aiming for at least 5 points higher than the minimum. So you should be reasonably safe if you can get a 61% in Reading, a 67% in Writing, and a 55% in Math.

      The number of questions on each test can be seen on . There are 56 questions in Praxis Core Reading and 56 questions in Praxis Core Math. Then there are 40 multiple choice questions and two essay questions in Core Writing. This makes it a little harder to estimate your exact score, just based on your multiple choice performance, of course.

  7. Robert July 10, 2017 at 7:12 PM #

    Hello! I scored in the ESOL praxis test 184 according to the unofficial report and my state requires 155, do you think that the official report will say that I pass it and display a similar score (to 184)? Thank you!

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert July 11, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      Your score should be similar to 184, Robert. And even if your score is adjusted downward several points (possible, but not likely), you wouldn’t drop all the way down to below 155. Congratulations on passing, and congratulations on doing so impressively well! 🙂

  8. Karen July 12, 2017 at 11:45 AM #

    Hello,

    I just finished my Middle School Social Studies Praxis and I am curious about the scoring on it. I feel pretty confident, but you never truly know with constructed-responses. After my test, it showed that scores would be available in 17 days. However, when I looked online, it says for this testing window and a mixed test, scores wouldn’t be available until 8/11/17. We start school on 8/14 and I need to know sooner than 8/11 if I passed.

    Thanks,
    Karen

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert July 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM #

      I know that they often report scores earlier than the final date of a window, but there is no guarantee, especially during a peak period like now. It may very well take until 8/11 and there is unfortunately no way to expedite the process. I hope they come through quick! 🙂

  9. Katie July 16, 2017 at 8:19 PM #

    Is the score at the end of the Praxis test accurate, or should I wait for my official scores… my scores for reading and writing were passing with at least 10 points higher than the NEEDED passing score when I finished the computer gave me those two scores.. could it go down that much I would have failed?!

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert July 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM #

      Hi Katie,

      It is usually pretty accurate, but not guaranteed. I have not seen a shift more than a couple of points, though, so I think you can safely feel confident! 🙂

  10. Whitney Allgood August 4, 2017 at 10:35 PM #

    I just took the special need practice test and scored a 51% so what percentage would I need to actually pass

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 8, 2017 at 1:40 PM #

      Hi Whitney! This depends on your state and employer requirements. Do you have more information?

  11. Grace August 16, 2017 at 10:32 PM #

    Hi! I just took a special ed praxis and my raw score is 168. My state requires a passing scaled score of 145. Do you think my raw score, converted to the scaled score, will be over 145? I’m afraid npt to pass

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 18, 2017 at 2:17 PM #

      Hi Grace,

      That 168 was not a raw score, but rather an estimated score. I think you can safely say that you passed! 🙂

  12. Michelle August 27, 2017 at 11:30 PM #

    I got 66 questions correct out of 110 on the practice 5411. What kind of score is this?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 28, 2017 at 4:22 PM #

      Hi Michelle,

      This would be approximately a 160!

  13. Duncan Ellington III September 1, 2017 at 7:58 PM #

    I just dropped a 172 on the social studies practice…. boutta help my boo drop a 190. Any tips from you second class test takers??? Even if you have suggestions keep them to yourselves hahahaha

  14. Scott November 6, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

    I got a 30 out of 56 on a practice math test, what would that equal as a score?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert November 6, 2017 at 2:41 PM #

      Hi Scott,

      That would be approximately 153 on the converted Praxis score. 🙂

  15. Meghan J Lanter November 7, 2017 at 6:37 PM #

    Hi, there!

    Apparently I got a 168 on the math portion.
    Is there any way to tell how many questions I got right of the 56 questions?

    Thank you!

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert November 8, 2017 at 3:17 PM #

      Hi Meghan,

      We could estimate you got approximately 38/56 correct, but without knowing how the test was scaled, this might be off a problem or two.

      • Macey November 8, 2017 at 6:13 PM #

        I’m trying to understand my praxis math score to help me pass next time. I got a 138 on the praxis math core test and I needed a 150 for KY. That means that I got 21/56 correct right? And I need 7 more correct answers to pass the test? Is it common for there to be questions worth more than 1 point on this specific test?

        • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
          Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert November 9, 2017 at 7:41 PM #

          Hi Macey,

          It means you got approximately 21 correct, but the scaling can be a little off from this estimate, so I would say you got between 20-23 correct. To guarantee a pass, I would aim to get at last 30/56 (but definitely shoot higher if you can). Good luck! 🙂

  16. Ron November 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM #

    Hello! I’ve 2-questions (disguised at 4 🙂

    (1) If one assumes a 3 in the Argumentative Essay, and 2 in Comparative Essay, how many multiple choice of the 40 does one have to get right to pass the Basis Writing Praxis Test 5722 (NJ requires 162)? 25 right out of 40, won’t cut it, right?

    (2) I got a 190 on Basic Reading Praxis 5712, and 200 on Basic Math Praxis 5732. Of course, these are unofficial scores (and doesn’t really matter how much one scores above the passing grade, for NJ 156 and 150 respectively). However, I’m a bit concerned about the Basic Writing 5722, especially, the Essay Writing part since I kind of ran out of time on the last essay 🙁 Is it taking approximately 16-working-days to know one’s official score? And why do they not tell how many of the multiple choice one got right?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert November 20, 2017 at 5:24 PM #

      Hi Ron,

      The official page about is pretty vague about how many questions of the 40 will be scored, so it is very difficult to make these kinds of approximations and estimations. I would honestly shoot for 30/40 because there are unscored questions mixed in and you don’t want to go for a “bare minimum” situation without realizing the risk of those unscored questions.

      I do not know the current time to turn around a score, but given that we are heading into a quite chaotic holiday season alongside the busiest testing season of the year, I would not be surprised to find you had to wait longer than average. Remember, too, that it is not just about your test date but rather the testing window. ETS says, “score reports are available approximately 10–16 days from the last date of the testing window or on the test date if the test is offered continuously.”

      In short, I don’t have much more information. Just sit back, relax, and wait a bit longer. 🙂

  17. Charlyn Motley December 3, 2017 at 5:13 PM #

    I took the praxis 1 in 2010 and my score in writing was 168. Now my question is I need to know if I still have to take it again because the scores are different now. Will they convert it?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert December 4, 2017 at 1:01 PM #

      Hi Charlyn, I recommend that you look up your . Most states require that the Praxis score be used for certification within a certain time frame (for example, 5 years), so you may have to re-take it because the scores have expired. If there is no expiration date, then you should your state’s certification office or ETS for information about score conversion. Sorry I can’t be more helpful here, and good luck!

  18. Haley Wetzel January 7, 2018 at 9:58 PM #

    What score (1-6) should I aim for on the essay portion of the writting exam?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert January 10, 2018 at 4:31 PM #

      Hi Haley,

      That depends on what you have been told by your future employer. The guidelines differ! I recommend looking at what you can find based on what authority will be evaluating your scores. 🙂

  19. Jenny January 16, 2018 at 5:36 PM #

    Hi,
    I took the ESL Praxis last week and at the end of he test it said NS-No score. Yet, on the same screen, it broke down the questions into sections and told me I got 95/120 questions correct.

    I need a 155 in my state to pass. Do you think the raw score of 95 out of 120 is passing? Also, why would they do the NS thing?

    Thank you!!

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert January 18, 2018 at 1:37 PM #

      Jenny, I’ll be honest with you– the Praxis would do the NS thing because the way they display your scores on test day in the test center is very inconsistent, and suspect to gliche. The good news is that they did still give you enough info to estimate your score. Your final official score will be the percentage of questions you got right, 100. 95/120 = about 79%, so your official score will be roughly a 179. That is a passing score by the standards of most states. However, every state has different Praxis requirements. So look up your state on to see if you passed.

  20. Rose January 17, 2018 at 12:18 PM #

    what is the best way to study for Praxis Writing? Also if you get a high score in essay can you get less correct on multiple choice and still pass or vise versa?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert January 18, 2018 at 1:32 PM #

      The best way to prepare for Praxis Core Writing is to know the test. Your first stop should be . This includes a good explanation of test basics as well as a nice range of authentic sample questions and answers from ETS. You may also want to consider buying one or both of the official ETS full-length practice exams; these can be found if you scroll down to the very bottom of .

      And of course, Clemmonsdogpark has plenty of prep material for you to. I recommend reviewing the articles in the Clemmonsdogpark Praxis Blog Core Writing archives. You may also want to consider a subscription to . There, you can get many additional practice questions and video lessons to help you practice for every part of Praxis Core, including writing.

  21. Red February 8, 2018 at 9:45 AM #

    I took a practice test on special education and out of 120 questions I got 66 correct on my first attempt. My state requires a 152 to pass what would think my score would be?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert February 10, 2018 at 4:17 AM #

      Hi Red,

      It looks like you got a 55% accuracy rate, which means your score very well could be 155. We can’t make any promises as you’re close enough to the cutoff that it would be risky, but fingers crossed!

  22. Ashley February 16, 2018 at 8:55 PM #

    I took the Math Praxis test and got an unofficial score of 143. There were 56 questions, but I was wondering if that is a passing score or not. Also, how many questions does that mean I got correct? Any help is greatly appreciative. Thank you.

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert February 18, 2018 at 1:42 PM #

      Your unofficial scaled score is (approximately) the percentage of questions you got right, 100. 43 + 100 = 143 and means you answered about 43% of the answers right. That means you answered 24 out of the 56 questions correctly. Whether or not that’s passing depends on your state’s Praxis Core Math requirements. You can look those up on .

  23. Olivia Webster February 28, 2018 at 10:43 AM #

    Hey I just took my math praxis core and got a 146 unofficial score at the end of the exam. There were a few fill in the blanks. Do you know if the fill in the blank portions need to be graded or if they are automatically
    Inputted with correct variations of answers? I obviously need a 150 and I’m feeling pretty frustrated that I’ve missed it by 4 points!

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert March 11, 2018 at 12:52 PM #

      Hi Olivia,

      I’m sorry to hear about this frustrating experience! It’s important to note that official scores are sometimes higher than unofficial scores, so I hope that you were able to get those extra few points you needed! I’m sorry for the delay in response–sometimes it takes us a while to wade through blog comments. I’m sure you’ve already received your official scores–did you reach your target?

  24. MMM March 29, 2018 at 6:10 AM #

    Diligently studying for the Praxis 5101 Business content exam. I’m running around 76 questions correct, this would give me approx 176 score, is that right?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert March 30, 2018 at 2:26 PM #

      Hi there,

      According to the , there are 120 total questions in the Business Content test. If you use our method for estimating the Praxis II Score, this means that your score would be around 160 (72/120=.6=60%, add 60 to 100 for 160). Keep in mind that this is just an estimate, but it can give you a good idea of where you stand!

  25. Catherine March 29, 2018 at 5:07 PM #

    Hi,

    I’m so nervous about my scores. I just took the test today. My unofficial scores were 200 for reading and 180 for math. However, since my goal is to be a math teacher I am super nervous about my score dropping after official scoring is released. And although I’ve passed it seems for now, I worry that my score will not be good enough. If my score drops for math, by how much could it drop?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert March 30, 2018 at 2:54 PM #

      Hi Catherine,

      First of all, congrats on taking these tests and getting such great scores! I know it’s nerve-wracking to wait for the final results, but remember that you have worked hard for this success and deserve a little break 🙂

      It’s true that your official might be a little different from your unofficial score, but it generally only changes 1-3 points. If there is a difference, it is usually a positive one (meaning your score would go up), but there is a chance that it might go down a few points.

      I’d like to reiterate something that we mention in this blog post, however: the only thing that really matters for the Praxis is whether or not you passed. States use the Praxis as a general benchmark to make sure that their teachers are qualified, so as long as you exceeded the required math scores in your state, you should be fine 🙂

  26. MLW April 6, 2018 at 9:24 AM #

    I took the MIddle School Science and according to the computer I made a 100 but I needed 150. I the 100 the final score. I Just took the test on Wednesday but nothing is on my Praxis page indicating that I even took the test. The test had 125 and I answered all of the questions.

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert April 6, 2018 at 12:42 PM #

      It’s a little strange that your ETS account doesn’t indicate you took the test yet (if I’m understanding correctly). You may want to to make sure that record gets updated ASAP.

      As for your score requirement, the 150 requirement would be your scaled score requirement. Because your scaled score requirement is your percentage correct 100, you needed 50% correct to pass. (This sounds low, but requirements that would be low on a regular university course exam are quite normal for Praxis.)

      Now, here’s the good news: it’s very likely the score of 100 you saw in the test center isn’t an unofficial scaled score. If your unofficial scaled score was 100, it would mean that you answered literally all 125 questions correctly, which is statistically impossible. 😉 So 100 was probably actually your number of correct answers out of 125. 100/125 = 80%, or an unofficial scaled score of 180. Your official score will either be 180 or something very close to it. So it looks like you passed. Congratulations! 🙂

  27. MJ Morning April 10, 2018 at 2:15 PM #

    I took the Praxis II Social Studies (5081) yesterday as my initial Praxis experience. At the end of the exam, it showed 160* with a breakdown underneath of categories and related scoring. As a Praxis noob, I did not even expect to see my score. I can only assume this is my unofficial score. I asked the administrators who stated they cannot access my score, but if that’s what I saw then I passed (150 is passing). HOWEVER, I was severely unprepared as the result of a scheduling mishap. I did not feel I performed well but was willing to chalk this up for experience. I was stunned to see a passing score. Is what I saw, indeed my unofficial score????

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert April 15, 2018 at 2:32 PM #

      Hi MJ,

      Yes, this sounds like your unofficial score, which bodes well for your shot at passing the Praxis! Congrats!

  28. Ari April 17, 2018 at 1:40 PM #

    I took the Praxis ll LAL as my initial Praxis experience. At the end of the exam, it showed 150 with a breakdown underneath of categories and related scoring. My state requires a 149 to pass when you have a high GPA ( is my case ) what would think my score would be?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert April 20, 2018 at 3:39 PM #

      Hi Ari,

      The 150 sounds like your unofficial score, which usually doesn’t change. If it does change, it usually increases by a point or two. It’s not very likely that your official score would be lower than your unofficial score, but it is possible. But from the information you provided here, I think you have a good chance of passing!

  29. Elyse April 21, 2018 at 8:12 AM #

    I just took the middle school math praxis 2 and my unofficial score was 163. To get licensed in DE I need a 165. What constitutes a change in score? Should I plan on just signing up now for a retake or wait for my official scores

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert April 21, 2018 at 1:52 PM #

      I would start preparing for a retake now. It is possible that your unofficial score can be adjusted upward by a point or two, but it’s not something you can count on. So start studying for that retake, but hope for the best. If you have the luck to see your score adjusted up to 165, you can always call off the retake. 🙂

  30. Rufus J. May 5, 2018 at 1:51 PM #

    My scored was a 154 ( Spec Ed: CK & Applications – 5354), on my end of test screen. Will that score be my official score? Its was 120 questions.
    Thanks

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert May 7, 2018 at 2:45 PM #

      Hi Rufus,

      Yes, this is your unofficial score. Your official score might be a little different, but normally the official score is pretty close to the unofficial score!

  31. Woodrow May 14, 2018 at 5:33 AM #

    Hi I just scored a 158 on the writing section of the Praxis 1. I took the test in the state of Maine and the passing score is a 162, but it also states that; “Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 468 on the three sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score.” I have composite score of over 468, but have missed the 162 by 4 instead of 3. Is it possible to get bumped up one point or is it close enough that I should be fine? What else can I do as I do not want to take it again?Thanks

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert May 14, 2018 at 9:35 AM #

      Hi Woodrow,

      Sorry to hear that you missed Maine’s Praxis Core requirements by a single point on one test! That definitely sounds frustrating. In your case, I’d say it couldn’t hurt to request for your essay. When score review requests are successful, they typically change your score by just a point or two, but just a point or two is all you need. 🙂

      With that said, I’d also recommend preparing for a retake even if you are also waiting on a score review. Since you were off by just one point, a retake is highly likely to get you up to the score you need. In fact, retaking Core Writing gives you better chances of success than the rescore. Rescores simply don’t guarantee results the same way that hard work and study can, once you’re already very close to your target score.

  32. Missy Nunez May 15, 2018 at 12:50 PM #

    I just finished taking the FACS #5122 Praxis. I got 82 questions right out of 120. What would my score be?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert May 16, 2018 at 7:21 PM #

      Your estimated score is the percentage of questions you got right, 100. 82/120 is roughly 68%, so your scaled score estimate would be 168.

  33. Leo June 4, 2018 at 2:59 PM #

    I scored 170 in 5018 I need an official score of 135 to pass and 177 in 5025 with a required scored of 155. Is it safe to say I passed?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert June 7, 2018 at 1:05 PM #

      It is safe to say you passed, Leo. 🙂 Official Praxis scores can be slightly adjusted from the scores you see in the test center, but they certainly wouldn’t be adjusted by 30+ or 20+ points. Congratulations!

  34. Tynia June 27, 2018 at 8:50 PM #

    40/56 on the practice reading 5712 praxis core test. I need 156 to pass what does my score mean ?

  35. Courtney July 23, 2018 at 9:05 AM #

    I got 60 out of 110 correct on my 5411 practice test. What would my score be?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert July 25, 2018 at 8:16 AM #

      Your scaled score is approximately the percentage of answers you got right, 100. 60/110 is about 54%, which means a likely final score of about 154.

      • Matt July 29, 2018 at 6:01 PM #

        I just took a practice test for the praxis 5411. I got 76 out of the 110 questions correct, the site said my score would approximately be a 149, is that accurate?

        • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
          Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 1, 2018 at 7:07 AM #

          To me, it looks like you’d get a 169, since 76/110 = 69%, and your scaled Praxis score is approximately your percent correct, 100. What site indicated a 149?

  36. Katie July 29, 2018 at 6:32 PM #

    I got 88 out of 120 0n my practice test. What kind of score is that?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 1, 2018 at 7:05 AM #

      Your final official scaled score will be approximately 100 the percentage of answers you got right. You got about 72% right. That would be a 172, which is a passing score on many Praxis tests, by the standards of many states. So that’s probably a good score. 🙂 But to be sure, double-check your exam in your state via .

  37. karli komar July 30, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

    hello!
    I took the praxis 1517 today.
    I received a raw score of 180 on reading and 132 on math and i feel confident in the writing portion. Based on my reading and math did i pass?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 1, 2018 at 7:03 AM #

      It looks like you mistyped the Praxis number– I wasn’t able to find a Praxis 1517. Regardless, once you find the right number, you can look up passing scores for your state on . 🙂

  38. Amy August 1, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

    I just took 5002 and made a raw score of 134. I need a 154 to pass in my state. Is it safe to say that I failed?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 9, 2018 at 4:01 PM #

      Hi Amy,

      Is 134 your raw score or unofficial score? If it is your unofficial score, then unfortunately you probably did not pass. We don’t usually see such extreme adjustments between the official and the unofficial scores. However, if 134 was your raw score (number of points correct), then you have a chance of passing. We have a method for estimating scores here, and a raw score of 134 is pretty close to a 154. You’ll have to wait for your official scores to be sure–good luck!

  39. Julie August 2, 2018 at 8:40 AM #

    Hello! I just scored 93/120 questions on the special ed. Praxis. (5354) What do you estimate my scaled score will be?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 9, 2018 at 3:39 PM #

      Hi Julie,

      We have a method for estimating your Praxis score here. It’s only an estimate, but this puts your score around 177 🙂

  40. Kent Carpenter August 7, 2018 at 9:17 PM #

    It is hard or difficult to believe that if you only get 65 out 120 questions correct on the special education core knowledge test 5354, that, that would be a passing score in MT, which requires a score of 159. How can that be so? I have been getting 90-106 on ETS practice tests, so please comfort me by saying I should not be concerned come actual test time.

    Thank you

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM #

      Surprising at it may seem, this is correct! The Praxis (and most other standardized tests from ETS) simply aren’t judged on the same scale as regular homework assignments or exams you might have had in school, and each state sets their own passing requirement. It sounds like you are in good shape for your exam 🙂

    • Kent Carpenter August 14, 2018 at 9:22 PM #

      I just took the Praxis 5354 for Montana and my raw score was 79. What will that equate to for final score? I need 159 to pass. I feel pretty confident that I did well on test, but am anxious and inpatient to hear official reports.

      Thank you in advance.

  41. Jon Kim August 10, 2018 at 5:34 PM #

    Hi. I recently finished taking my praxis core math exam. I answered 29 out of 56 questions correctly but I only received a official score of 142. According to the calculating equations you gave, I should’ve received an official score of 150-151. I’m wondering if ETS made a mistake on calculating my official score. Should I ETS to get some explanations?

    • Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert
      Clemmonsdogpark Test Prep Expert August 17, 2018 at 12:40 PM #

      Hi Jon,

      Our score calculations are only an estimation and, unfortunately, they are not always correct. Each Praxis test is different, and ETS adjusts the scores to account for differences in different versions of the test. A downward adjustment like the one you saw could mean a few different things. It might indicate that your test version was easier than ‘normal’, or that some of the questions that you answered correctly were experimental and did not count towards your score. I know it’s frustrating to get a score that is lower than expected, but ETS generally doesn’t make mistakes in their grading–it’s more likely that our estimation just didn’t work as well in this case.


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