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Table 234.50. Required testing for initial certification of elementary and secondary school teachers, by type of assessment and state: 2015 and 2016
State 2015 2016
Basic
skills
exam
Subject-
matter
exam
Knowledge of
teaching exam
Assessment
of teaching
performance
Basic
skills
exam
Subject-
matter
exam
Knowledge of
teaching exam
Assessment
of teaching
performance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Alabama X X X X   X X X X
Alaska X         X X    
Arizona   X X       X X  
Arkansas X X X     X X X  
California X   X   X   X
                   
Colorado   X         X    
Connecticut X X   X X    
Delaware X X       X X    
District of Columbia X X X     X X X  
Florida X     X   X     X
                   
Georgia X X       X X   X
Hawaii X X       X X    
Idaho   X   X     X   X
Illinois X X X X 1 X X X X
Indiana X X   X  
                   
Iowa   X X       X X  
Kansas   X X       X X  
Kentucky X X X X   X X X X
Louisiana X X X X   X X X X
Maine X X X     X X X  
                   
Maryland X X X     X X X  
Massachusetts X X   X   X X   X
Michigan X X   X   X X   X
Minnesota X X X     X X X  
Mississippi X X X X   X X X X
                   
Missouri X X X X   X X X X
Montana             X    
Nebraska X         X X    
Nevada X X       X X    
New Hampshire X X       X X    
                   
New Jersey X X       X X   (2)
New Mexico X X X X   X X X X
New York X X X X   X X X X
North Carolina X X X X   X X X X
North Dakota X X X X   X X X X
                   
Ohio   X X X     X X X
Oklahoma  
Oregon X X   X     X   X
Pennsylvania X X   X   X X   X
Rhode Island X X X X   X X X X
                   
South Carolina   X X       X X  
South Dakota X X X X   X X X  
Tennessee X X X     X X X  
Texas X X X X   X X X X
Utah   X   X   X X   X
                   
Vermont X         X X    
Virginia X X X     X X X  
Washington X X   X   X X   X
West Virginia X X X X   X X X X
Wisconsin X X   X   X X   X
Wyoming                  
—Not available.
X Denotes that the state requires testing. A blank denotes that the state does not require testing.
1 Beginning September 1, 2015.
2 To begin in school year 2017-18.
SOURCE: National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), NASDTEC Knowledgebase, retrieved July 9, 2016, from https://www.nasdtec.net/. (This table was prepared April 2017.)

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