As of May 24th, 2014 the Praxis II: School Social Work Content Knowledge is no longer a requirement for Initial ESA Certification.
As of June 7th, 2014 the Educational Testing Service (ETS) stopped offering this pencil and paper test. Since there is no computer version of this exam, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB) has removed the Praxis exam as a requirement for certification. For current requirements or to apply, please see the following link: www.k12.wa.us/certification/educational-staff-associate-certificates/esa-first-time-applicant/school-social-worker-first-time
Our hope is to work with both OSPI and the PESB to discuss how this change (and possible future changes to our certification) impacts our profession. We will provide updates as we receive them. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you have.