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Praxis I Information
What is the PRAXIS I?
The PRAXIS (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) is a testing program that many states use as part of their certification requirements. PRAXIS I -- Academic Skills Assessment, is composed of three tests: the PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Tests) in reading, PPST in writing and PPST in mathematics.
Do I have to take PRAXIS I?
Yes, you must pass the Praxis I tests (reading, writing and mathematics) 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)
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 I tests.
SAT math score of 550 or ACT math score of 24- you do NOT have to take the PRAXIS math test.
SAT verbal score of 550 or ACT English test score of 24- you do NOT have to take the PRAXIS reading or writing tests.
How do I register?
|To register for a computer-delivered Praxis test using a credit or debit card, visit www.ets.org/praxis or call Prometric Services at 1-800-853-6773|
Register online, visit www.ets.org/praxis, for paper-delivered; Praxis I and Praxis II using a credit or debit card.
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|
When are the tests given?
Paper and pencil tests are given six to seven times a year. Computer-based tests are given numerous times, just call for a date that meets your needs.
What tests do I need to take?
You need to take the Praxis I series, which consists of reading, writing, and mathematics. The codes for these tests are as follows:
|Paper and pencil tests:|
|reading—0710 writing—0720 math—0730|
|Computer-based tests (C-PPST):|
|reading—05710 writing—05720 math—05730|
What scores do I need to obtain to pass the tests?
In NC, passing scores for the paper and pencil tests and the computer-based tests are the same and are:
reading—176 writing—173 math—173 or a combined score of 522You may retake any of the tests you do not pass without taking the others.
When do I need to take the PRAXIS I?
Typically, you take it sophomore year or ASAP for transfer students.
How much do the tests cost? See ets website for fee waiver information
Paper and pencil tests--$50 registration (per year) and $40 for each test
Computer tests -- 1 Test--$80, 2 Tests--$120, 3 Tests--$160 (Combined Test--$130)
What can I do to prepare?
Calendar and UNCP's This Week will provide dates and times.
Where can I go for additional information?
You can continue examining this brochure and you can access the official ets website at: www.ets.org/praxis
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Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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