Educator Preparation Assessments--Transition from Pearson to ETS

After a competitive bidding process that included a careful review of vendor proposals, DESE awarded the contract for educator candidate assessments to ETS. Information regarding the transition between Pearson and ETS as test vendors can be found on this page.

The Missouri ETS page (e.g. test information, registration, etc.)can be found here.


  • March 17, 2024: Last day to take Pearson Chinese, French, and German exams
  • May 12, 2024: Last day to take Pearson Spanish exam
  • June 23, 2024: Last day on which most Pearson exams will be available.  Initially, this date was reported as June 30, but the testing window actually ends on June 23, 2024.
  • July 1, 2024: First day on which ETS exams may be taken and used for certification in Missouri. ETS Exams taken before this date may not be used for Missouri certification.
  • October 8, 2024: Last day EPPs will have access to Pearson Results Analyzer.


  • Scores for Pearson exams will continue to be valid--in the certification area with which they are currently associated--in most cases-- after July 1, 2024. This will apply to the paraprofessional exam, too.
    • The one exception to this is the Elementary exam. If only a subtest(s) has been passed by July 1, 2024, then a candidate for certification in Elementary Education will have to pass the entire battery of Praxis Elementary Education tests.
  • Interactive Practice Test Vouchers available for EPP Faculty and Staff. If you are interested in this, please reach out to
  • EPP Onboarding Guide (Updated 4/25/2024)
  • ETS Data Manager. EPPs may access test data and generate reports here.
  • Curriculum Crosswalks for EPPs


  • A list of the ETS assessments to be used can be found here
  • A list of the qualifying test scores can be found here. (Select Missouri in State or Agency drop-down menu.)
  • No Pearson exams will be available after June 23, 2024
  • As of September 1, 2024, ELL certification will require both evidence of coursework addressing mandated competencies AND a passing score on the ETS ELL exam. ELL certification cannot be added by test only.
  • As of September 1, 2024, Gifted certification will require both evidence of coursework addressing mandated competencies AND a passing score on the ETS Gifted Education exam. Gifted certification cannot be added by test only.
  • The 2023 Praxis Technical Manual can be found here. National data on Praxis tests can be found here, as well as other information about the assessments.

Testing Centers

  • Efforts are underway to ensure that testing sites are distributed so as to ensure maximum accessibility to potential test-takers in all parts of the state.
  • Map of ETS Testing Centers (as of 4/5/24)
  • Institutions wishing to apply to become approved testing centers for these ETS exams should consult this document.

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