What is the New Praxis Core?
The Praxis Core Academic Skills For Educators (Core) Tests is a testing program that many states use as part of their certification requirements. The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test series is composed of three tests: the Praxis Core Reading, Praxis Core Writing and Praxis Core Mathematics.
Do I have to take PRAXIS Core?
Yes, you must pass the Praxis Core Reading, Praxis Core Writing and Praxis Core Mathematics tests in order to be admitted into UNCP's Teacher Education Program
EXCEPT if you have a four-year college degree (with a 2.5 GPA) from a Regionally Accredited Institution.
OR , if you have the following:
SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only) or ACT combined score of 24 - you do NOT have to take any of the Praxis Core tests.
SAT math score of 550 or ACT math score of 24- you do NOT have to take the Praxis Core Mathematics test.
SAT verbal score of 550 or ACT English test score of 24- you do NOT have to take the Praxis Core Reading or Praxis Core Writing tests.
How do I register?
To register for a computer-delivered Praxis test using a credit or debit card, visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/nc/requirements/ or call for an appointment at 1-800-853-6773
Information for registration:
Name of institution attended:
UNCP code A5534
Names of agencies or institutions to whom you want score reports sent:
UNCP code R5534
NC Division of Teacher Ed. Services. R7846
What tests do I need to take? and
What scores do I need to obtain to pass the tests?
You need to take the Praxis Core series, which consists of reading, writing and mathematics.
|Praxis Core Academic Test
Name (and Number)
|Approved Qualifying Score|
|Praxis Core Reading (5712)||156|
|Praxis Core Writing (5722)||162|
|Praxis Core Mathematics (5732)||150|
Composite Score 468
You may retake any of the tests you do not pass without taking the others.
When do I need to take the PRAXIS CORE?
Typically, you take it sophomore year or ASAP for transfer students.
How much do the tests cost?
See ets website for fee waiver information
Combined- Praxis Core Reading, Praxis Core Writing and Praxis Core Mathematics - $135 or Praxis CORE tests separately $85 each.
What can I do to prepare?
ETS offers a wide array of free and fee-based Praxis test preparation materials. Visit www.ets.org/praxis/testprep
Study Praxis CORE Tests at a Glance on the website.
Use PLATO, a web-based tutorial, paid for by UNCP Teacher Education. See Amy Oxendine @ 910.521.6293 in the Education Center Rm. 137 for access.
Go to www.ets.org/praxis/studytips for extra study help.
Go online to: www.learningexpresslibrary.com Register, go to Teaching, PPST and other appropriate areas.
Join the School of Education Blog for important Praxis information
Where can I go for additional information?
You can continue examining the official ETS website at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/
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