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South Carolina Praxis Exam Registration & Study Resources

Exam Registration

Setup your ETS Account

You must create an account with the ETS Praxis Site. This will allow you to access the testing site and view testing locations, time, and complete the registration for the exam. You will need a valid email address & social security number to complete registration.

Once you have registered with the ETS Praxis site, you will immediately be able to register for an exam as well as view any scores and testing history/scores through your Praxis Homepage.
If you would prefer to simply view testing centers and testing windows, and not register for an account, you may do so at the Praxis Test Centers and Dates page.


Register for Your Exam

After you create your ETS Praxis account, you will be taken to your Praxis Homepage. Click on the link that reads “Register for a Praxis Test” to begin. Simply follow the steps on the screens to view the available exams. Make sure that you select “SC Department of Education” when prompted to select a state agency.

The ETS Praxis site does a very thorough job of walking you through the registration process. Simply follow the steps on the screen to complete registration.

Exam Registration

Praxis Preparation Materials

The ETS Praxis Study Companions are free resources that are available on the ETS website. They provide a breakdown of the test, a listing of competencies covered, strategies for answering questions and sample test questions with answers. We recommend utilizing the state preparation manual and then adding a leading professional study resource.

Below are links to the ETS study materials for each subject offered by South Carolina Teaachers:

Middle School English Language Arts (Grades 5–9)
Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5–9)
Middle School Science (Grades 5–9)
Middle School Social Studies (Grades 5–9)
Secondary Level Biology (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Chemistry (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level English (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Health (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level History (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Mathematics (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Physics (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Science (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Social Studies (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Agriculture (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Business and Marketing Technology (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Family and Consumer Science (Grades 9–12)
Secondary Level Industrial Technology (Grades 9–12)
All Level Art (Grades K–12)
All Level Music (Grades K–12)
All Level Physical Education (Grades K–12)
All Level Theatre (Grades K–12)
All Level Media Specialist/Library Science (Grades K–12)
World Languages: French
World Languages: German
World Languages: Mandarin Chinese
World Languages: Spanish

Below are links to the ETS study materials for the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Exam:
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades K–6
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 5–9
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7–12

The ETS Praxis site also provides Interactive Practice Tests, which contain authentic test questions and convenient online access for 90 days. In addition, you can submit your test and receive your simulated score as if you had taken the real exam. This resource is highly recommended. They will give you the valuable opportunity to take a test simulation directly from the test developers.

Leading Professional Resources

ETS Praxis Interactive Practice Tests
South Carolina Education Association Workshops
TutorSelect
Mometrix
Khan Academy (free resource for specific exam competencies)
Quizlet (free resource)

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