Comparable Out-of-State Exams
Individuals who are certified outside the state of Oregon who have taken and passed subject matter certification exams may be exempt from the requirement to pass Oregon’s corresponding subject matter exam. 
If you submit the official score report for any subject matter exam(s) that you were required to take.  TSPC will complete a comparability review of the exam(s) to determine if it is comparable to the exam that Oregon currently requires.  If TSPC determines that the exam is substantially similar, then Oregon’s exam(s) will be waived. 
The table below contains a list of out-of-state exams by state that have been reviewed by TSPC. The table will indicate whether or not the exam was deemed comparable to waive the corresponding Oregon exam. Lists are updated frequently as new exams are reviewed. The following exam information was updated on March 25, 2013.
 
ARIZONA - Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Exams Reviewed:
Arizona Exam Number
Arizona Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
01
Elementary Education
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
02
English
ORELA-NES 301
English
Language Arts
YES
03
Social Studies
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
05
History
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
NO
07
Biology
ORELA-NES 305
Biology
YES
10
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 203
Middle Grades Mathematics
“Basic Math”
YES
10
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
13
Art
ORELA-NES 503
Art
YES
14
Music
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
22
Special Education
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
37
Middle School Mathematics
ORELA-NES 203
Middle Grades Mathematics
“Basic Math”
YES
38
Middle Grades Language Arts/Reading
ORELA-NES 201
Middle Grades English Language Arts
YES
39
Middle Grades General Science
ORELA-NES 204
Middle Grades General Science
YES
80 & 81 
Principal &
Superintendent
ORELA-NES
008 & 009
Administrator
YES
91
Professional Knowledge: Elementary
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
92
Professional Knowledge: Secondary
**N/A
**N/A
NO
93
Professional Knowledge: ECE
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
**N/A – Pedagogy Exam, not related to any specific subject area.
 
CALIFORNIA (TSPC will accept ALL subject matter CSET Exams as comparable to the same subject matter exam for Oregon.  You must provide passing scores on ALL subtest areas as required by California.)
California Exam Number
California Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
CSET
Subtest 1 (101)
Subtest 2 (102)
Subtest 3 (103)
Multiple Subjects
Subtest 1, 2 & 3
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
CTEL
Subtest 1
Subtest 2
Subtest 3
(1)Language and Language Development, (2)Assessment and Instruction, & (3)Culture and Inclusion
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
BCLAD 1-5
BILINGUAL, CROSSCULTURAL, LANGUAGE AND ACADEMIC
DEVELOPMENT
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
RICA
Reading Instruction Competence Assessment
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
NO
 
SSAT
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
SSAT
Physics
ORELA-NES 308
Physics
YES
 
COLORADO –Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators (PLACE) Exams Reviewed:
Colorado Exam Number
Colorado Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
001
Elementary Education
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
004
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
005
Science
ORELA-NES 311
General Science “Integrated Science”
YES
006
Social Studies
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
NO
008
French
ORELA-NES 402
French
YES
017
Linguistically Diverse Education
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
020
Special Education Generalist
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
029
Music
ORELA-NES 504
Music
NO
 
CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Exam Number
Connecticut Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
CONNECT
Elementary
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
 
FLORIDA
Florida Exam Number
Florida Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
 
Art K-12
ORELA-NES 503
Art
YES
 
Biology 6-12
ORELA-NES 305
Biology
YES
 
Elementary Education K-6
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
 
English 6-12
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
 
ESOL K-12
ORELA-NES 507
 
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
 
Exceptional Student Education K-12
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
 
Mathematics 6-12
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics
“Advanced”
YES
 
Middle Grades General Science 5-9
ORELA-NES 204
Middle Grades General Science
YES
 
Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
 
Professional Education
**N/A
**N/A
NO
 
Reading K-12
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
YES
 
Social Science 6-12
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
**N/A – Pedagogy Exam, not related to any specific subject area.
 
GEORGIAGeorgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Exams Reviewed:
Georgia Exam Number
Georgia Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
011
Middle Grades Language Arts
ORELA-NES 201
Middle Grades English Language Arts
YES
020 & 021
English
Test I & II
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
022 & 023
Mathematics
Test I & II
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
111 & 112
Music Test I & II
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
           
IDAHO
Idaho Exam Number
Idaho Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
0700
Agriculture
PRAXIS 10900
Agriculture
YES
 
ILLINOIS
Illinois Exam Number
Illinois Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
110
Elementary / Middle Grades
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
114 & 117
Social Science: History & Social Science: Political Science
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
115
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
143
Music
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
155
Learning Behavior Specialist 1
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
163
Special Education General Curriculum
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
NO
175
Library Information Specialist
ORELA-NES 502
School Library Media Specialist
YES
 
KANSAS
Kansas Exam Number
Kansas Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
191 & 5195
Spanish: Content Knowledge & Spanish: World Language
ORELA-NES 401
Spanish
YES
 
MASSACHUSETTS – MTEL
Massachusetts Exam Number
Massachusetts Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
03
General Curriculum
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
06
History
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
07
English
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
NO
08
Reading Specialist
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
YES
09
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
10
General Science
ORELA-NES 311
General Science “Integrated Science”
YES
47
Middle School Mathematics
ORELA-NES 203
Middle Grades Mathematics
“Basic Math”
YES
54
English as a second Language
ORELA-NES 507
 
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
NO
90
Foundations of Reading
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
NO
 
MICHIGAN – MTTC
Michigan Exam Number
Michigan Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
002
English
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
012
Sociology
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
NO
018
Chemistry
ORELA-NES 306
Chemistry
YES
028
Spanish
ORELA-NES 401
Spanish
NO
048
Library Media
ORELA-NES 502
School Library Media Specialist
YES
049
Environmental Studies
ORELA-NES 311
General Science “Integrated Science”
NO
063
Learning Disabilities
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
083
Elementary Education
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
84
Social Studies
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
 
NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Exam Number
New Mexico Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
11
Elementary Education
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
12
Language Arts
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
31
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
 
NEW YORK
New York Exam Number
New York
 Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
02
Multi-Subject
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
03
English Language Arts
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
04
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
05
Social Studies
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
06
Biology
ORELA-NES 305
Biology
YES
20
Spanish
ORELA-NES 401
Spanish
YES
022
English to Speakers of other Languages
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
60
Students with Disabilities
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
65
Literacy
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
YES
75
Music
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
79
Visual Arts
ORELA-NES 503
Art
YES
001
Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAST)
**N/A
**N/A
NO
090
Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W)
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
091
Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W)
**N/A
**N/A
NO
*N/A – Pedagogy Exam, not related to any specific subject area.
 
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Exam Number
Oklahoma
 Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
02
Art
ORELA-NES 503
Art
YES
03
Vocal/General Music
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
027
Middle Level Social Studies
ORELA-NES 202
Middle Grades Social Science
YES
050 & 051
Elementary Education Subtest 1 and Subtest 2
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
074
General Education
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
077
English as Second Language (ESL)
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
 
TEXAS – Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES)
Texas Exam Number
Texas
 Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
068
Principal
ORELA-NES
008 & 009
Administrator
NO
101
Generalist EC-4
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
111
Generalist 4-8
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
115
Mathematics 4-8
ORELA-NES 203
Middle Grades Mathematics
“Basic Math”
YES
129
Speech 7-12
PRAXIS 0221
Speech Communication
YES
131
English Language Arts and Reading 8-12
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
132
Social Studies 8-12
ORELA-NES 303
Social Science
YES
135
Mathematics 8-12
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
136
Science 8-12
“All 4 Science areas”
ORELA-NES 311
ORELA-NES 305
ORELA-NES 306
ORELA-NES 308
“All 4 Science areas”
General Science Biology Chemistry Physics
YES
151
Reading Specialist
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
YES
154
English as a Second Language Supplemental
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
157
Health EC-12
ORELA-NES 505
Health
YES
161
Special Education EC-12
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
177
Music
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
191
Generalist EC-6
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
NO
 
WASHINGTON – Washington Educator Skills Tests – Endorsements (WEST-E)
Washington Exam Number
Washington
 Exam Name
Comparable Oregon Exam Number
Comparable Oregon Exam Name
Deemed Comparable
005 & 006
Elementary Education
Subtest 1 and 2
ORELA-NES
102 & 103
Elementary Education – Subtests 1 & 2
YES
010
English Language Arts and Reading
ORELA-NES 201
Middle Grades English Language Arts
YES
011
Social Studies
ORELA-NES 202
Middle Grades Social Science
YES
012
Middle Level Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
013
Middle Level Science
ORELA-NES 204
Middle Grades General Science
YES
020
English Language Arts
ORELA-NES 301
English Language Arts
YES
021
Science
ORELA-NES 311
General Science “Integrated Science”
YES
022
Biology
ORELA-NES 305
Biology
YES
023
Chemistry
ORELA-NES 306
Chemistry
YES
024
Earth and Space Science
ORELA-NES 311
General Science “Integrated Science”
NO
025
Physics
ORELA-NES 308
Physics
YES
026
Mathematics
ORELA-NES 304
Mathematics “Advanced”
YES
028
Social Studies
ORELA-NES 303
Social Sciences
YES
029
Health/Fitness
ORELA-NES 505
ORELA - NES
506
Health
&
Physical Education
YES
030
Reading
PRAXIS 5301
Reading Specialist
YES
033
Visual Arts
ORELA-NES 503
Art
YES
034 & 035
Music: General & Music: Choral
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
036 & 034
Music: Instrumental & Music: General
ORELA-NES 504
Music
YES
042
Library Media
ORELA-NES 502
School Library Media Specialist
YES
051
English Language Learners
ORELA-NES 507
English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
YES
070
Special Education
ORELA-NES 601
Special Education
YES
100
Designated World Languages
ORELA-NES 401
Spanish
NO
100
Designated World Languages
ORELA-NES 402
French
NO
100
Designated World Languages
ORELA-NES 403
German
NO