College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102



Praxis Tests


2012-13 National Test Dates for
Paper- Based Tests

PPST-Restricted-Contact the Certification Office for information


September 22, 2012 April 13, 2013
November 3, 2012 June 8, 2013
January 26, 2012 July 20, 2013

Test Center (#01896) Supervisor:
Mrs. Gail Habbersett
302 Recitation Hall
West Chester University West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2426

Recitation Hall is an interior building located in the academic Quad between High Street and Church Street. Please note that parking is free at meters on weekends.  Room assignments will be posted inside each entrance of Recitation Hall on test days. 


Be aware of the following!

  • The Teacher Education Office is not permitted to print student test score reports.
  • As of January 1, 2010, qualifying Praxis scores will be based on a candidate's overall GPA at program completion.  Please review the information on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website: Testing Requirements for Certification in Pennsylvania

  • Registration is done through the ETS Website, not West Chester University.
  • Score results will be available - online only - approximately 1 month after the test administration.  Free for one year, anything after will incur an ETS fee.
  • Cell phones, BlackBerry devices, PDAs and/or any other electronic or photographic devices are not permitted at the test center at all. If you bring such devices to the test center, you will be dismissed from the test, your registration and test fees will be forfeited and your scores will be canceled. Test center staff are not permitted to collect and/or store devices.
  • Free Re-Test Guidelines: In order for an individual to be eligible* for a certificate to re-test, they must meet ALL of the following criteria.  FYI- The certificate is good for paper/pencil testing ONLY.

    -Have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

    -Have missed the state passing score by 3 points or less

    -Have attempted to pass the test no more than twice

    *If Eligible, go to 302 Recitation Hall for details and bring an Unofficial Transcript and all Praxis Score Reports