Test Selection

The May 6, 2017, test date will be the final administration of the PLACE program.

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The PLACE tests are conducted in morning and afternoon test sessions, each of which is four and one-half hours in length. The morning session has a reporting time of 7:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. The afternoon session has a reporting time of 1:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 6:00 p.m.

You may register for no more than two tests at an administration. One test may be taken per session. Session requests cannot be honored because of specific session assignments for some tests. You may register for the same test only once at a given administration.

Unless otherwise noted, tests may be assigned to either the morning or the afternoon session.

The following table lists all PLACE tests and provides the following information:

Test Name and Code
Test Availability Important Notes
Administrator (81)
All test dates Administrator (81) and Principal (80) are separate tests that correspond to different endorsements. Please be sure to register for the correct test.
Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources (40) All test dates
 
Art (28)
All test dates
 
Basic Skills (90)
August and May test dates

Morning session only
The Basic Skills test consists of three sections: reading, mathematics, and writing. Once you have passed a section, you will not need to retake that section.
Business Education (34)
All test dates
 
Drama (30)
All test dates
 
Early Childhood Education (02)
All test dates
 
Early Childhood Special
Education (27)
All test dates
 
Elementary Education (01)
All test dates
 
English (07)
All test dates
 
Family and Consumer Studies (36)
All test dates
 
French (08) August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
German (10)

August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Gifted and Talented (50)
All test dates
The May 6, 2017, administration of the PLACE Gifted and Talented test (50) is only for Gifted and Talented Specialist Program completers. The last date to add the Gifted and Talented Specialist endorsement via test only is March 30, 2017.
Health (31)
All test dates
 
Instructional Technology (51)
All test dates
 
Italian (11)
August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Japanese (15)
August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Latin (12)
August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Marketing Education (35)
All test dates
 
Mathematics (04)
All test dates
Bring a graphing calculator to the test. See "Approved Graphing Calculators" below for a list of approved models.
Music (29)
All test dates
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Physical Education (32)
All test dates
 
Principal (80)
All test dates Principal (80) and Administrator (81) are separate tests that correspond to different endorsements. Please be sure to register for the correct test.
Reading Specialist (43)
All test dates
 
Reading Teacher (18) All test dates
 
Russian (14)
August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
School Counselor (41)
All test dates
 
School Social Worker (47)
All test dates
 
Science (05)
All test dates
Scientific calculators are provided at the test. See "Scientific Calculators" below for models provided.
Social Studies (06)
All test dates
 
Spanish (09)
August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
This test includes recorded components; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Special Education
Generalist (20)
All test dates
 
Special Education Specialist:
Deaf/Hard of Hearing (24)
All test dates
This test was formerly called Special Education: Severe Needs—Hearing.
Special Education Specialist:
Visually Impaired (23)
August and May test dates

Afternoon session only
Bring a Braillewriter to the test.

This test was formerly called Special Education: Severe Needs—Vision.
Speech (19) All test dates
 
Technology Education (37) All test dates This test was formerly called Industrial Arts.

Scientific Calculators

Examinees taking the Science (05) test will be provided with one of the following models of scientific calculators at the test administration. The models distributed are subject to change; directions for use will not be provided at the test site. You may not use your own calculator or calculator manual for this test. (These calculators may NOT be used for Mathematics [04].)

Approved Graphing Calculators

Examinees taking the Mathematics (04) test must bring their own graphing calculator but may not bring a calculator manual. Graphing calculators will not be provided at the test administration. Only the brands and models listed below may be used. Approved calculator brands and models are subject to change; if there is a change, examinees will be notified. Test administration staff will clear the memory of your calculator both before and after testing. Therefore, be sure to back up the memory on your calculator, including applications, to an external device before arriving at the test site.

Manufacturer Approved Models
Casio
Algebra FX 2.0, CFX-9850G Plus, CFX-9850Ga, CFX-9850Ga Plus, CFX-9850GB Plus, CFX-9850GB Plus-we, CFX-9850GC Plus, FX 1.0 Plus, FX-7400G, FX-7400G Plus, FX-9750G Plus
Hewlett-Packard HP 49G+
Sharp
EL-9600c, EL-9900
Texas Instruments
TI-73, TI-81,TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-Nspire Handheld with a TI-84 Plus keypad*
* Examinees using the TI-Nspire Handheld may not remove the TI-84 Plus Keypad while testing. Violation of the rule, or any other test site rule, may result in the voiding of your scores.