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Update for School Administration Testing Requirements

Effective Immediately

School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Code: 6011

  • Effective if taken from October 1, 2009 - December 31, 2019
  • Required Passing Score: 163

School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Code: 6990

  • Effective if taken September 1, 2018 or after
  • Required Passing Score: 146

Update for Fall 2018: Gate 2 Testing Requirements

Effective 9/1/2018

Initial Licensure Gate 2 Requirements:

(including Ed.S./Ed.D candidates seeking to add initial licensure to their program):

  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Mathematics Assessment (Approved options included below)

Reading Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Reading (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Reading (Score: 22, taken after April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 450, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (Score: 580, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Reading - Test Code 5712 (Score: 168)
  • GRE - Verbal Reasoning (Score: 151, taken August 2011 or later)

Mathematics Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Math (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Math (Score: 22, taken April 1, 1995 or later)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 510, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 560, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Mathematics - Test Code 5732 (Score: 162)
  • GRE - Quantitative Reasoning (Score: 153, taken August 2011 or later)

Update for Fall 2018: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

Effective for all Spring 2019 student teachers/interns (those applying by the Gate 3 deadline of Sept. 1, 2018)

Official Passing Score Reports:

All initial and advanced licensure candidates: Official passing score reports will be required for all licensure exams by the Gate 3 deadline.  Registration receipts will no longer be accepted for probationary status for any licensure exams.

Initial Licensure Gate 3 Requirements:

(including Ed.S./Ed.D candidates seeking to add initial licensure to their program):

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (test code and passing score dependent on endorsement) and
  • RVE (Score: 157; elementary and special education candidates only) and
  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Mathematics Assessment (Approved options included below)

Mathematics Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Math (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Math (Score: 22, taken April 1, 1995 or later)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 510, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 560, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Mathematics - Test Code 5732 (Score: 162)
  • GRE - Quantitative Reasoning (Score: 153, taken August 2011 or later)

Advanced Licensure Gate 3 Requirements for Reading Specialists:

(including Ed.S./Ed.D candidates seeking to add advanced licensure to their program):

  • All Reading Specialist candidates are required to take and submit a passing score on the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE): Reading Specialists (Test code: 5304). The minimum passing score is 162.
  • If you are applying for a license in another state, you may be required to take a different test for your state. However, you will need to pass the RVE to be admitted to the program at Gate 3.

Update for Spring 2019: Gate 2 Testing Requirements

Effective for Fall 2019 Gate 2 applicants (those applying on December 1, 2019 or after)

Initial Licensure Gate 2 Requirements:

(including Ed.S./Ed.D candidates seeking to add initial licensure to their program):

  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Writing Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Mathematics Assessment (Approved options included below)

Reading Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Reading (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Reading (Score: 22, taken after April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 450, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (Score: 580, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Reading - Test Code 5712 (Score: 168)
  • GRE - Verbal Reasoning (Score: 151, taken August 2011 or later)

Writing Assessment Options:

  • Praxis Core - Writing - Test Code 5722 (Score: 165)

Mathematics Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Math (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Math (Score: 22, taken April 1, 1995 or later)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 510, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 560, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Mathematics - Test Code 5732 (Score: 162)
  • GRE - Quantitative Reasoning (Score: 153, taken August 2011 or later)

Update for Spring 2019: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

Effective for all Fall 2019 student teachers (those applying by the February 1, 2019 Gate 3 deadline)

Initial Licensure Gate 3 Requirements:

(including Ed.S./Ed.D candidates seeking to add initial licensure to their program):

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (test code and passing score dependent on endorsement) and
  • RVE (Score: 157; elementary and special education candidates only) and
  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Mathematics Assessment (Approved options included below)

Reading Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Reading (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Reading (Score: 22, taken after April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 450, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (Score: 580, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Reading - Test Code 5712 (Score: 168)
  • GRE - Verbal Reasoning (Score: 151, taken August 2011 or later)

Mathematics Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Math (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Math (Score: 22, taken April 1, 1995 or later)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 510, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 560, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Mathematics - Test Code 5732 (Score: 162)
  • GRE - Quantitative Reasoning (Score: 153, taken August 2011 or later)

Update for Fall 2019: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

Effective for all Spring 2020 student teachers (those applying by the September 1, 2019 Gate 3 deadline)

New Praxis Subject Assessment for Computer Science endorsement

  • Computer Science Test Code: 5652
    • Passing Score Required: 142

Update for Spring 2020: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

Effective for all Fall 2020 student teachers (those applying by the February 1, 2020 Gate 3 deadline)

Initial Licensure Gate 3 Requirements:

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (test code and passing score dependent on endorsement) and
  • RVE (Score: 157, elementary and special education candidates only) and
  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Mathematics Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Writing Assessment (Approved options included below)

Reading Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Reading (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Reading (Score: 22, taken after April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 450, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Critical Reading (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (Score: 580, taken Mar. 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Reading - Test Code 5712 (Score: 168)
  • GRE - Verbal Reasoning (Score: 151, taken August 2011 or later)

Mathematics Assessment Options:

  • ACT - Math (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT - Math (Score: 22, taken April 1, 1995 or later)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 510, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 - February 2016)
  • SAT - Math (Score: 560, taken Mar. 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core - Mathematics - Test Code 5732 (Score: 162)
  • GRE - Quantitative Reasoning (Score: 153, taken August 2011 or later)

Writing Assessment Options:

  • Praxis Core - Writing - Test Code 5722 (Score: 165)
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