Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)

PRAXIS CORE TEST STRUCTURE

Praxis Core tests include objective response questions, such as single-selection multiple-choice questions, multiple-selection multiple-choice questions, and numeric entry questions. The Praxis Core Writing test also includes two essay sections.


The Praxis Core tests are delivered on computer and may be taken either as three separate tests on separate days or as one combined test. Individual scores will be reported for reading (5713), mathematics (5733) and writing (5723) on both the individual and the combined tests (5752).


If you take the Praxis Core tests separately, each session lasts two hours. If you take the combined test, the entire session lasts five hours. Each session includes time for tutorials and the collection of background information.


The actual testing time and number of questions for each Praxis Core test is shown below:


Test (Test Code) Number of Questions Testing Time Qualifying Score Minimum Score
Reading (5713) 56 85 minutes 156 149
Writing (5723) (2 sections) 40
2 essay
40 minutes
60 minutes
160 153
Mathematics (5733) 56 90 minutes 150 143
Combined CORE (5752) (Reading, Writing, Math)
300 Minutes 466* 466*

Candidates must meet state standards on North Dakota required tests to measure prospective teacher’s content knowledge in reading, writing, and mathematics. See www.ets.org/praxis/nd/requirements for test requirements.

**North Dakota licensure for all areas requires**

(1) meeting the passing score of 156 for Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading (5713), meeting the passing score of 160 for Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5723), and meeting the passing score of 150 for Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5733)

or

(2) meeting a composite score of 466 with no score being below the minimum set for each test; test minimums: 149 for Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading (5713), 153 for Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5723), and 143 for Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5733)


OR


ACT Test Requirements:

All applicants will need to submit their ACT test scores with the information below:

ACT Requirements:

Minimum Score

ACT Composite

22

ACT Math

21

ACT ELA (English, Reading, Writing)

21

*Documentation of the scores must be submitted with the application form. See https://www.act.org/content/act/en.html for more information.


*Candidate MUST take the Praxis I test and submit test scores or a confirmation number of registration for the Praxis I tests to their Education 249/250 instructor and to Rachel Bopp.*

*Successful completion of the CORE or meeting ACT requirements is required for Admission to Teacher Education*


Praxis II Tests

Candidate will submit Praxis II test scores or a confirmation number of registration for the Praxis II tests (content and PLT) to the Kim Knodle or Haley Jenrich by:

  • Spring Student Teachers - January 20th
  • Fall Student Teachers - September 1st


*Completion of the Praxis II and PLT are required for graduation. It is recommended to take the Praxis II and PLT, the semester prior to student teaching.*


To be certified in You will need to take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5017 153

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 5622 160


To be certified in You will need to take  Test Code Qualifying Score
Secondary Education Praxis II subject area assessment * *

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 5624 157

*https://www.ets.org/praxis/nd/requirements/


Qualifying Secondary Core Academic Subject Area test cut scores are available online at ND Praxis Requirements

  • Beginning July 1, 2010, all secondary majors will need to meet the qualifying score for the PLT for initial licensure.
  • K-12 majors have the option of completing either the elementary or secondary PLT.


Register for Praxis Tests

ETS: The Praxis Series Website

ND Praxis Requirements


Praxis Support

Test preparation materials and support is available.

https://libguides.library.vcsu.edu/praxis


The Khan Academy resources are designed to build skills required for the Praxis I CORE.

https://www.khanacademy.org/prep/praxis-core


For more information, contact:

Learning Services Coordinator

academic.services@vcsu.edu