The Colorado Department of Education requires the Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators (PLACE) examination as part of the teacher licensing process. These criterion-referenced, objective-based assessments have been created in order to gauge candidates’ knowledge and abilities on the topics that are essential for teachers in Colorado public schools.
There are many different PLACE tests, and each has a set of specific objectives that determines the content. Just a few examples of PLACE tests are: administrator, English, family and consumer studies, elementary education and school librarian. There is also a test for basic skills that certain schools may advocate, but that particular test is not required for licensing.