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Praxis Social Studies Passing Scores

Praxis Social Studies by State

Examinees taking the Praxis Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) test should be prepared to face 130 selected-response questions over the span of a two hour examination period. Designed to measure the content knowledge and pedagogical skills of aspiring teachers, the test demands serious preparation. If you’re hoping to earn a passing score on your first attempt, take time to review concepts including United States history, world history, political science, geography, economics and behavioral sciences.


The range of possible scores is 100 to 200.


State / Region Passing score
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
155
152
154
155
150
162
157
155
154
154
150
156
150
158
151
149
157
154
146
150
152
155
154
152
155
157
154
158
153
157
157
153
157
162
158
157
159
162
161
157
148
153
158